28 January 2015

365 Photo Project // Day 18 - 26

Day 18// Snowy walks with my two favourite guys.
 Day 19// I'm trying to limit my take aways to once a month. Grove pizza is hard to limit.
 Day 20// Picked up this amazing coloured yarn in the market and started knitting with it straight away.
 Day 21 // It snowed almost all day. But I don't get to enjoy it on a week day.
Day 22// I got the pup a new toy, she is a great model.
Day 23// I missed a day! I did nothing but work, and watch movies. You didn't miss anything.
Day 24// Flicking through these vintage sewing patterns.
Day 25// I knoooow, I posted this yesterday, but look how beautiful and smokey it looks! 
Day 26// Giving the slippers I knitted myself a spin!

26 January 2015

Spicy Sweetcorn Grilled Breakfast Sandwich.

This was once of those 'I want something tasty for breakfast, whats in the house' recipe that turned out way better than a lot of the others. I am going through a serious sweetcorn stage (is that a thing?!) so it just made sense to make something based around the beautiful vegetable. It's sweet, spicy and super easy to make too. Not much beats a grilled sandwich in my eyes...

To make 2 sandwiches you'll need:
        - 150g of sweetcorn
        - Half a diced white onion
        - 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
        - Half a red chilli, finely chopped
        - 2 diced tomatos
        - Teaspoon of tomato purée
        - A handful of spinach
        - Thick sliced white bread
        - Salt and Pepper

Start my gently heating up a little oil in a pan and fry off your onion. Once your onions start to go transparent throw in your garlic and chilli, keep them moving so they don't burn. After 30-ish seconds add the chopped tomatoes and thpurée too. Add a generous pinch of salt and a few scrunches of black pepper. Stir and mush up with your spatular; It wont look very pretty at this point! Now, add your sweetcorn and mix it all up. After a couples of minute give it a taste and add anything it might need, more pepper? More tomato?  

Start heating up a griddle pan, you want it to be smoking hot. So you might want to open a window! Whilst it heats up start building your sandwich. On one thick slice of white bread put a handful of spinach and a pile of your sweetcorn mixture. If you have fresh coriander would be amazing to add at this point, as would be a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Press your second slice of bread on top and put it on the grill!

Flip your sandwich over when it starts to toast, it wont be the most sturdy sandwich so be careful! Once nicely toasted, slice in half and you're ready to eat. The whole thing shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes. AND, if you're super prepared, you can make the sweetcorn mix the night before and store in the fridge. I only made one sandwich with my mix and plan on using the leftovers to make a pasta salad! I love left-overs.


25 January 2015

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

I went to my first ever vintage fair this weekend. Oh man, so so many beautiful things. I could probably have spent my entire life looking through everything there. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to get to something like this; I love vintage stuff. I need to find some more events like this, really soon! One of the best thing about the whole fair though? It was SO cheap. I tentatively turned the tag over on a beautiful, massive, brown bag and it was £12! I couldn't believe it. Records for £3, beautiful dresses for £20 and books for pennies. (This isn't an advert, I swear).

There were so many more amazing things I should have photographed. Loads of antique rings, the knit-wear, piles of books and a little dog in a cute jacket. But, I get so nervous taking photos in places like this, I'm trying to get better but I'm a serious wimp. I'm never sure if I should ask before taking a photos!? And I don't want to get in the way...

I will definitely be going back to Judy's Vintage Fair when it comes to Leeds again (especially if its held in the Corn Exchange, my favourite Leeds building!), this time I'll make sure I have some spare money. If you're in England check out their website and see if they're coming close to you! You wont regret it.

I'm gutted that I didn't bring that tiger brooch home . 

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