Sunday, 29 July 2012

Instagram moments from July


View from the Kitchen in the shop & pineapples in the sun 

 Favourite book shop in London & two Danish girls

Getting ready for the Olympic & lunch at SK

 Dinner at Busaba in Soho & a two headed cat!

Organic chocolate at Liberty & two happy girls :-)

 Snack time & home made hot and sour chicken noodle soup!

 Rochester Cathedral & Felix winning at his sports day at nursery

Double rainbow & Rochester Castle on a sunny day

Pancake night 

Homemade Pom pomps & The Dockside in Chatham

 Getting ready for the rainbow party & THE cake

 Birthday Girl & Medway River

 Op just had a swim & her 'goodbye' present to her teacher

 Skater Girl & My little Shop

Grey skies over Rochester & The lovely High Street

 Summer as it supposed to be, nice and hot!

Yellow leaf in July? & Another celebration for Ophelia

 Love on a plate & a very good book

Fun at the beach

 Ice lolly on a hot day & Felix has a spin

 Clovers & Ophelia high up

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Fattouch Salad

Possible the best salad ever! (Im my opinion anyway) It's fresh, crunchy and spicy at the same time...

It goes very well with a Moroccan spiced BBQ chicken served with humus, small potatoes etc.

This is what you need:

1 romaine lettuce
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 green pepper
2 carrots
2-3 tomatoes
1/2 a cucumber
1 small handful of radishes
1 small bunch of spring onions
1/4 of a red cabbage
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
1 bunch of fresh mint
3 wholemeal pitta breads

For the dressing:

2 lemons
2 gloves of garlic
Virgin olive oil
salt, pepper, ground cumin and cayenne pepper to taste

Cut/shred all the vegetables in small pieces and mix well in a large salad bowl.

Mix lemon juice with olive oil, crushed garlic and taste with salt, pepper, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. pour it over the salad and mix well.

Grill the pitta bread in hot vegetable oil on a pan, cook them until almost burned, cool them down and break them up in small crunchy pieces and sprinkle them over the salad!


Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Rainbow Party

My big 'little' girl has turned 7!
She had her Rainbow party last Sunday as planned, 9 little girls turned up all dressed in their favourite colour from the rainbow and trust me they were ready to party.... 

We had a few things lined up for them to do. They started with the Pinata game, which is always fun, though the Pinata was so tough that even after 30 min bashing there was only a small crack in it! In the end I had to turn it upside down and shake the sweets out. 

Then they had The Rainbow Birthday cake!  I must admit that I was rather pleased with the result as it came out perfect when we cut it,  phew! 
Trust me the cake is not as difficult to make as it looks :-) I saw the idea on pintrest a while ago and then googled different recipes, I ended up using this one. The little cupcakes was also an idea I got from pintrest, I made them lacto free so Felix could have some cake to.

After the cake the girls went upstairs and played a few party games, they dressed up and were listening to very loud music! Ophelia had planned for them all to make their own masks, so we turned the dining table into a glitter galore and they all made a beautiful mask each!

The afternoon went really quick and I almost had to rush them down stairs for dinner. They had homemade chicken nuggets, chips and salad, followed by 'make your own ice-cream' They loved it!

They all got picked up around 6pm, and Ophelia had made them all a little party bags to take home filled with sweets and a toy!
Camilla our 'holiday child' was a great help through out the party and the days before, she helped making decorations and party bags.

All in all a great PARTY

Wonder what the theme will be next year? Any suggestions?

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