Patchwork Jeans.

Well you see being a tall mademoiselle in this current clothing market is quite difficult, especially when investing in jeans. Mainly because for 2 extra  inches of fabric I have to pay and extra £20ish. So when I saw Isabel Marant’s patchwork pink jeans last year I thought that when my jeans begin to fall apart I should ad patches to them:

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Above: Isabel Marant jeans for SS’12

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For more photos head over to my relocated blog here.

 

xoxo Miriam

Pumpkin Pie.

For me autumn is the last taste of summer, before the cold wet grey months roll in, so I thought I should make the most of what autumn has to offer both in terms of fashion and food. I mean what is better than freshly baked pumpkin pie in the middle of autumn and with all the extra Halloween pumpkins I could resist making one for me and my family.
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Ingredients:

  • 500g pumpkin puree
  • 250g shortcrust pastry
  • 300ml cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1tsp ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4)
  • To make the pumpkin puree cut up enough pumpkin and just put it in a blender.
  • Grease and line a pie tin with greaseproof paper and blind bake the pastry shell until brown (No soggy bottoms here, no sir!)
  • Beat together the cream, eggs, sugar and spices lightly.
  • Stir in the Pumpkin puree.
  • Then once the pastry has baked pour the mixture in to the pastry case and place it back into the oven until the mixture has set and is golden on top.
  • Eat with copious amounts of cream and lit carved pumpkins!

 

xoxo Miriam

P.S. Over the next month I am moving to use the blogging platform Blogger, to avoid paying for extra space on WordPress and to keep everything all in one place using google, this blog will still be here until le 30 Novembre 2013, afterwards it will be deleted. So if you want to keep following me head over to here and here.

 

 

 

 

The Devils Work.

Now I know Halloween is on Thursday but I am working that evening, thus leaving me with no option but to show you my outfit early. And to be quite honest I am not celebrating Halloween until Saturday when me and my friend are going to a local screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where I will be wearing a some what warmer outfit!

Here I am dressed as a little devil and my make-up well I am creating a YouTube video for that…Image

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Dress – H&M, Sock – Tesco, Shoes – New Look, Horns – No Idea

xoxo Miriam

How 90’s of Me.

i just couldn’t ignore the 90’s revival recently, there are somethings that should come back, the rave scene in America and “dancing with molly” (Miley Cyrus), the spice girls (EWW cringe). But I couldn’t help myself but indulge in over-sized denim jackets, clunky brogues and late night photos that are a little off colour.

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– Jacket: Levis – Jumper: So-Cal – Skirt: H&M – Brogues: Clarkes – 

xoxo Miriam

Cinnamon Swirls

 

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I find that cinnamon is by far the most seasonal spice, especially at Christmas (I appologise for mentioning this word so early on in the colder months) but I wanted something to eat with my chai tea lattes. So as this is the day of the Great British Bake Off I needed a baked snack for watching, and these seemed like the perfect autumn bake, and they went down well with ma famille so I hope you enjoy trying these out!

Ingredients:

  1. Plain flour, for dusting
  2. 1 quantity home-made puff pastry (find one that works for you, I use a mixture of 2 recipes)
  3. 75g unsalted butter, softened
  4. 75g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 60g sultanas
  7. 1 medium free-range egg, beaten with 2 tbsp milk

 

Method:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry to a rectangle measuring about 30cm x 40cm.
  2. Beat together the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, then spread over the pastry. Scatter with the sultanas, then roll the rectangle from the short side to make a sausage. Chill for 10 minutes until completely firm. Then, with a serrated knife, cut into 16 x 1.5cm slices. Lay flat-side down on a baking sheet and press them slightly so they spread out a little. Chill for 20 minutes.
  3.  Brush with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden. Serve warm, sprinkled with sugar.
  4.   Now eat with copious amounts of chai tea lattes or just general purpose tea.

Recipe from Delicious Magazine 

 

xoxo Miriam