February 28, 2011

oh moussaka

summer is almost over and it has me thinking of yummy dinners and holidays in greece...take me back! one of my favourite dishes when i was there was moussaka and here is a recipe! its super easy!
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if you havent had/heard of it before its basically lasagna but instead of pasta sheets it has eggplant slices. its delicous.

this serves 6 so you will have to have friends over.

what you need:

3 large eggplants
1/4 cup olive oil
1kg lamb mince (or beef if you prefer)
1 brown onion
1 tsp allspice
800g can tomatoes
1/2 cup water
bunch of parsley
50g butter
2 tbs plain flour
1 1/2 cups milk
pinch of nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 cup grated cheese

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Preheat oven to 180°C. Slice eggplants into about 1cm thick slices, lay out on a tray, sprinkle with salt and set aside for about 15mins. This will get rid of any bitterness. Rinse the slices and pat try.
In batches, cook the eggplant slices in the olive oil until nice and brown.

Brown your mince and add your onion finely chopped.Add 1 tsp allspice, 800g can tomatoes and 1/2 cup water.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir some chopped parsley, about a quarter of a cup but up to you.

Grease an oven proof dish with a little oil spray and lay out a layer of eggplant slices. You want to do about 3 eggplant layers so roughly one eggplant per layer.
Top with half the mince, layer eggplant again, layer mince again and finish with eggplant.

In a small saucepan melt the butter, Stir in 2 tbs plain flour and Whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir over medium heat until it boils. Whisk in pinch of nutmeg and 1 egg. Pour over dishe and sprinkle 1/2 cup (40g) grated cheddar. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

ps. you can make small individual moussakas if you have smaller oven proof dishes!

its.back.big.

sooooo after stalking fashion week photos all week long last week its struck me that the clutch is back, back in a big way!
maybe it never left i dont know i got tired of them because it made it tricky to dance and hold the bag but they looks so good in all these photos and its won me over. again.
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monday

oh i was lucky enough to spend the weekend (actually from thrusday!) in Noosa! enjoying the sunshine, lots of cocktails and lots of yummy food! so sad to be back and to this weird sticky weather!
i picked up these two little treasures over the weekend
a beautiful small brass bell and this intersting silver pendant. i think it looks like dripping wax. I plan to wear them together on a long chain i just need to find a chain!
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hope everyone had a nice weekend! xx

February 24, 2011

high.bun-high.five

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dsv

dear september vintage! our ebay store offical is up and running and below are some of the sweet things that will be listed over the weekend. we aready have some gorgeous things up for sale so make you sure go have a look here
also all the jewellery is steviie which is avaliable at the markets
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February 23, 2011

dream.e

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AD = Amazing

for those of you who havent heard of or been to the Architechtural Digest site before start now! right now! you will end up addicted I know I have!
AD recently featured the oh so lovely home of Ms Sheryl Crow! and we love her to so it just keeps getting better!
Here are some of the images from the AD site but make sure you head to their site to see the rest! Click HERE

Sheryl's house is in the Hollywood Hills and has an old school spanish vibe. its so beautiful!


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thinking.of.you.

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thinking of you new zealand. are thoughts are with all the people you have been affected and for those who have lost loved ones xx

February 22, 2011

velvet.underground.

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creepy crawlies

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new steviie beetle necklaces! a little creepy but a lot of fun! they look great layered! yes...something abit different! avaliable from this saturday at glebe markets xx

its helped...a little

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still feeling a little glum with the weather and my cold and its only tuesday! ah!
but...she has helped! my new bag! mckenzie! nice huh?? gold bless sportsgirl and i had a voucher so it was like i got her for free yesterday a little present to me!

February 21, 2011

a shade of grey

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dear september vintage

the secret is finally out...dear september vintage!
an ebay store selling unique vintage pieces in really good condition.
loooootssss of beautiful garments so stay tuned as the store will have its first pieces up for auction this week.
in the meantime check out the dear september vintage facebook page here to see a sneek peek of some of the first items up for sale AND to enter our competition to win the gorgeous navy vintage purse at the bottom of these photos!
we have put lots of sweat and tears into setting it all up and sourcing the beautiful garments! were so glad its finally finished! yay!! xxx

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the weekend that was..

the weekend is over! noooo!! and i have a cold so i'm feeling extra sorry for myself this morning! the weather isnt helping i just want to curl up in bed! but i'm off to noosa on thrusday for a little holi so thats keeping me going...along with juice and vitamins! weekend was busy and fun! friday lebanese feast with the gals...saturday we spent at a friends wedding that was just love-ly! sunday brunch with lady friends and our special tiny friend!

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roses from our wedding table and yes i was allowed to take them
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new book and a good one! spent yesterday afternoon reading in bed.
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popcorn! i forgot how amazing you really are until i found a packet in the cupboard yesterday! love listening to the microwave pop!

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we love gwen! she is amazing! we love lamb! its amazing! why isnt it here for us to buy :(
check out this little vid of gweny talking about lamb fall 2011 inspiration...

February 18, 2011

this.weeks.hit.list

choc chip hot cross buns.
why they are out already when easter is still months away is beyond me but i'm not complaining. simply delicious
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new steviie jewellery things on the way!!
lots of new fun things coming soon be sure to check out facebook page here for updates
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pleats.
yes. i. did. i got me pleats! isnt she lovellyyyy. and the rust colour is my favourite at the moment!
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wine.
because its just been one of those weeks.
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frankie.
my subscription has arrived and its next to my bed ready for reading! yay! cant wait!
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February 17, 2011

the.row.

more from nyc fashion week...sister duo mary kate & ashleys label the row
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