Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Return of the Mac

This Spring I will mostly be wearing a Mac. I used to have one years ago, but swapped my mom for an awesome studded leather jacket she had. I'm not quite ready to part with said jacket, so will have to invest in my own. Bout time too anyway.

I'm quite particular in what I want. Beige, belted and the appearance of being waterproof. Theres so many interpretations of the classic going around, but I want mine to give the impression of it being someone elses. Oversized. Classic.

Kinda like this bad boy from Asos

Gimme gimme gimme




Monday, January 13, 2014

Ezzie Can Cook- Orange and Pomegranate Cheesecake

As part of my new years resolution,I am going to bake every Friday night, so expect a recipe and a review of it on Monday. All my recipes will be gluten free, but easily transferred to non gluten free if needed.

I am a huge fan of cheesecakes, especially due to the ease of making them the night before and presenting them in a "heres one I made earlier, no big deal" kinda way.

This one I found on BBCGoodFood.com. I edited the recipe slightly, using low fat cream cheese and double cream, which may have slightly affected the consistency of the top, but not the taste.

Orange and Pomegranate Cheesecake




Ingredients:
For base: 
250grams of digestive biscuits. - I used a packet and a half of Gluten free ones. 
100grams of butter
For the top:
600grams of cream cheese- I used low fat
3 tablespoons of milk- I used semi skimmed 
100grams of Icing Sugar
150mls of double cream- I used 48% fat
Zest of 3 oranges
Pomegranates and orange for decorating the top

Method

  • Crush the biscuits and mix with melted butter. Put in tin and let set for 30 minutes
  • Blend cream cheese, milk, zest and icing sugar together. Add the cream and whisk until it has the 'consistency of custard'. Pour on top of the biscuit base and let set for at least 4 hours. I left it overnight.
  • Add pomegranate and oranges to make it look pretty before serving and Voila!
What I loved about this, was it finally allowed me to get the base perfect. Having used only one packet in the past, it was always way too thin. 
It was a bit messy, but I served it to friends who really didn't mind as it was so tasty!

note, this lovely image came from the bbcgoodfood website. My cheesecake didn't last long enough to get a photo!

Ezzie x





Saturday, September 28, 2013

This Month I'll be mostly Getting in Shape; Part 1


Have you ever had that moment where you think "oh crap, I'm unfit/out of shape/need a kick up the butt?



Well I've been feeling all of these things of late.
I've been passing Frame in Shoreditch for some time now and it looks pretty damn cool. Maybe too cool for my flabby, sweaty self trying to get in shape. Anyway, shot to the head,  I booked a course.

I started last night with a vibe class and I'm ashamed to say I didn't finish.... I left and walked home looking like one of the homeless people who beg on Shoreditich High street. I was so sore and tired, I actually didn't care.

It was awful and shameful that at 27 I couldn't keep up. Just goes to show how much I need this?

So my October rules are
  • More Exercise
  • Less Booze

That's it?? Should be easy enough.....................................................................

I will be one of these girls soon...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Label Lust; Atalier to go

Ok, not a label, more of a collection of labels.


At the moment my price range is a little more ASOS then Alice and Olivia, a girl can dream, right? Not only are they waaay out of my price range, they are a wee bit too fancy for my Shoreditch/Hackney life.

These are the clothes I will wear when I am a grown up.

                                                     I LOVE this dress. No idea where I'd wear it though.....
                                                        Now this is more me. Bit Vintage.
                                                  Where would we be without statement jackets?

                                                                              Yes!


The thing about clothes like this, there are may highstreet versions about. So watch this space......



Friday, April 5, 2013

Product Lust- SUTI Purity Organic Moisturising Balm


This little beauty was dropped through my letterbox as she had heard its good for the skin going though Chemo. 
I honestly felt I couldn't review it during, it only after you start to appreciate the nice things again. 
And SuTi Purity Organic Moisturising Balm is nice. 

The packaging is simple and clean, it suits the product immensely.
The texture has little grains in it, which makes it feel a bit weird.  I really couldn't imagine putting make up on over it, so its strictly for my work from home days, or days off.

These issues aside, its a lovely product, it reminds me of a more natural (and nicer smelling!) Elizabeth Ardens 8 Hour Creme. A little goes a long way- I've had this about 6 months!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nails- Polka dot Peach Nails

Recently I've been experimenting with nail art. Its been a pretty slow development but I'm trying.


I used Barry M Peach Melba

Gave it two coats and let it dry

Using a dotter, I dotted black dots all over the nails.
Finished with a top coat
Voila!



Expect to see more and better.
Mwah x

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hair Porn; The Pixie Cut

The Pixie Cut. We love it. Its super sexy and completely halts the need to let your haircare routine take over your life. 
Imagine how liberating that would be? 
It will work for you if you want your skin and eyes to be at the forefront.
Chop it off and don't look back!