Monday, June 28, 2010

Show and Tell

I bought this fantastic new book the other day off the book depository website ( - free shipping... do it) and it arrived today! Its such an amazing book and i've scanned a few pictures in below. Sorry for the shonky scans. Not my forte. Cool pictures though. Its all pretty inspiring.


Monday, June 14, 2010

This evening I felt like eating some chocolate orange deliciousness so I altered a chocolate
chip recipe ever so slightly (to both veganise and add orange) and got baking....

Orange Choc Chip Cookies (vegan)

175 grams margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs equivalent of no egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips
(I cut up Whittakers Dark so the chocolate was good and chunky)
The grated rind of one orange
*EDIT* I used the grated rind of one orange (and a squidge or orange juice) for half the recipe. If you do one orange, and then taste test to see if you want more. I'm not sure how things like that go doubling up etc whether 2 orange rinds would be overpowering.
I did halve the ingredients above and it made 16 large cookies
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Prepare your oven tray.
Cream your butter and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Sift the flour and baking powder together over the creamed mixture.
Sprinkle over the chocolate chips and orange rind and stir together gently.
Dollop onto your prepared trays and cook for 15 - 20 mins or until slightly browned.

They're really tasty.
xoxo Love Lizzie

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Photos by Joe

So here I sit uploading photos for you before hopping off to bed, wearing my fingerless gloves (very kindly given to me thank you Julia) with frozen fingers. I'm contemplating running them under hot water but i'm terrified of getting chill blanes.

So these pictures were from my horse riding lesson last weekend. I think i will go back, but i will need to do some serious leg exercises before then. My legs were dead after Sunday. Even on Tuesday when i would be walking somewhere, all of a sudden my leg muscles would spasm and i'd almost fall over.

Must start walking to work again. Maybe i'll go off now and do some lunges and stretches.

xoxoxo Love Lizzie

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Show & Tell

So I bought this fantastic book a while back. I forgot to show and tell. It is an 'Around the world' Cook Book. Published in 1954.
"Recipes gathered by Pan American World Airways from the 84 countries they serve, with food and travel comments by Myra Waldo".
Not particularly Vegan friendly but I still love it.


So you can see I figured out how to get my photos staying in decent quality when I upload them. Instead of using blogger, i'm using Flikr. Much clearer but it takes a bit longer... especially with my super duper slow internet. Not long now till proper internet.