Top Three Tuesday

 

Hi everyone,

 

Welcome to this weeks Top Three Tuesday. I took a bit of a break from blogging last week, mainly because I wasn’t feeling well. Turns out I was crazy low in Vitamin D, which is why I was constantly feeling tired, run down, exhausted, unable to concentrate etc. An aussie, low in vitamin D may sound odd, the sun literally shines here 95% of the year, but I get sunburnt hanging out my washing! I try to avoid a lot of direct sunlight and because I wasn’t feeling great the last few weeks I was staying inside more. I’m now taking Vitamin D tablets everyday and I’m slowly starting to feel like myself again.

So back to blogging!

 

  1.  Star Wars Cake

This week my nephew turns 11! He is getting so big now I wish time would slow down. He is my eldest nephew and I remember the day he was born like it was  yesterday. Aunty Kelly feels so old. My sister in law makes the best cakes for her boys birthdays. This year was no different. We had a family dinner over the weekend complete with home made Star Wars cake. How cool does it look! She did such a great job.

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3. Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble

Two weeks ago my mum came over on Sunday to watch some documentary’s on the Queen in celebration of her 90th Birthday . It was actually a really cold (cold for Perth) weekend with lots of stormy weather around, so I decided to make roast lamb for lunch. Yummy warm food and having the oven on would also help to warm up the house. As the oven would be on I wanted to bake a dessert too. I had a look through my fridge and cupboards and found enough ingredients to throw together a crumble. I didn’t get a chance to take any proper photos of it before it completely disappeared into our belly’s. But I managed to snap a few pics on my phone. If you love ANZAC Biscuits you are going to LOVE this crumble, as the crumble topping is essentially one giant ANZAC Biscuit! Speaking of ANZAC Biscuits, click here to see the ones I made a few weeks ago.

 

3.  Review on Sale

One of my favourite fashion labels is having a sale at the moment. I love Review dresses if I could afford to wear them everyday I would. A few weeks ago I tried on a really cute dress from their new collection. I fell in love with in on the spot. But as I didn’t have an event coming up to wear it I couldn’t justify spending so much money on a dress. Even though it was SOOO pretty. I received an email notifying me of their sale and I jumped online straight away to see if ‘my dress’ was reduced….. and it was! I ordered my size (so glad I had already tried it on) and it should arrive in the next day or so. So excited! There are still some sizes left, if you love this dress as much as me, click here!

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That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!

 

See you next time 🙂

 

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Top Three Tuesday

Hello and welcome to this weeks Top Three Tuesday.

As usual its a slightly random mix of things this week.

  1. Fruit Pastilles

I love love LOVED this when I was living in London. Every time I did my food shop at the local Sainsbury’s I would pick up a packet. They are pretty much sugar on top of sugar and I LOVE them. Ben and I were grocery shopping over the weekend and the store we were in had a British section. I spotted these and immediately grabbed a pack. I then noticed the price and nearly cried – SO expensive 😦 I didn’t care, I still bought them ate them all and I don’t regret it one bit!

 

2. Disney

My mum bought me the most fabulous top the other day from Kmart and I love it! It is soooo me. If you’ve read some of my blog posts before you will know I am a big Disney fan. Keeping in with the Disney theme, my friend has offered me her spare ticket to Disney on Ice when it comes to Perth next month. I am so excited. I’ve seen Disney on Ice before and LOVED it, but didn’t buy tickets this year because of bills and having a mortgage and generally just being an adult, I made the decision not to go. So happy to be going and so grateful to my friend for offering me her spare ticket. YAY Disney PS the bowl in the pic above is actually a Frozen bowl with Elsa and Anna on it 😛

 

 

3. Strawberries

As the weather here is cooling down and the sun isn’t as harsh, my garden has started growing again. You can click here to see a little tour of my garden. I am loving that my strawberry plants are starting to grow fruit again. They really suffered during the summer and any fruit that would grow would burn almost instantly. I even had to put up some shade cloth to keep them alive. I have taken the shade cloth down and they are enjoying the autumn rain and sunshine. Can’t wait to eat them!

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

See you next time 🙂

 

Raspberry Crumble Slice

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely Sunday. For some of us the weekend is pretty much over, but for a lot of you your Sunday is just beginning! I’m very jealous, I’m not looking forward to work tomorrow at all. 😦

 

Last weekend I made a super yummy Raspberry Crumble Slice to take to our family Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Its a recipe I have made a few times and I love it. Not only does it taste super yum, its also super easy to make. I’ve made the slice before and it didn’t quite work, I’m pretty sure it was because I was rushed and misread the ingredients. It was still edible just a little too soft and the base wasn’t sticking together, but it worked perfectly in a bowl with ice cream like a traditional crumble. Looked messy, but tasted awesome. One of the many reasons I love this recipe, even when I stuffed it up it still tasted amazing.

 

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You can find the recipe  here on my friend Sarah’s blog. It’s actually one of the most popular posts on her blog and trust me, once you’ve made it you will understand why. I love the idea of this recipe and I’m sure you could use other fruits instead of raspberries. I might have to make this again with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. Mixed berry crumble, straight from the oven topped with creamy vanilla ice cream, oh my doesn’t that sound fabulous!!!

 

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I tried a few new things with my photography for this slice, some things worked well/ok and some really didn’t work. I’m still enjoying trying new things with my photography and I’m starting to see real improvement and like I’ve said before, its all about trial and error.

 

I posted these two pics on my facebook page the other and and received a lot of comments. While I was taking pics of my No Bake Chocolate Slice I also snapped a pic of my photography ‘studio’. You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to take good photos. I set myself up on a table, next to a window, with a a piece of paper on the opposite side to bounce the light off and one of my purple dining room chairs as a sort of colourful back drop. I’m not getting professional recipe book quality pictures yet, but I’m getting there. You have to start somewhere, right?!?!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any photography tips or tricks that you use, I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time.

Happy Baking 🙂