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Nina Torr15. August 2014
Today I thought I would share some of Nina Torr’s work with you. She is a local South African artist that is one of my most favourite illustrators around. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times, as well as at a quite a number of other gallaries. She has a solo show coming up really soon and I’m going to make sure I’m first in line for it! I’ll let you know when it comes around, but for now enjoy some Nina magic.
- Nina Torr (AKA Andy Wyeth) is a Pretoria based illustrator/artist. She earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in NY in 2010 and is currently teaching illustration at The Open Window in Pretoria.
Hello everyone, We-Are-Awesome and I are amped to announce that we will be starting a new Levis series called ‘Live in Levi’s’ on both our blogs and this time around not only will we be showcasing some of South Africa’s coolest, talented individuals, where they live and what they do, but every month we will also be giving away Levi’s vouchers and all we want to see is your interpretation of the theme ‘Live in Levi’s’ – just post a picture of yourself on Instagram in any Levi’s item of clothing and then tag myself @miss_luckypony and @weareawesomedotcom and add this #LiveInLevis. We’re making it super easy for you guys to enter and who wouldn’t want some free Levi’s awesomeness? So get posting and good luck.
We’re also going to be showcasing some of Levi’s new in store product and I’m starting with this very cool ladies denim and white collared shirt that I spotted and snapped up immediately. I love denim shirts, in fact I think I own close to 6 of them, but I don’t have one like this. Love the collar detail and how it highlights whatever you choose to wear around your neck.
I’ve taken photos of some of my favourite accessories with this awesome piece, I also saw a very cool short black denim jacket that I think may have my name on it next time I go shopping.
Stefan Zsaitsits – part 208. August 2014
Gourmet Traveller23. July 2014
Found this site today that has loads and loads of flipping delicious looking recipes on it.They are even categorised, so if you are in the mood for say, dumplings or potatoes, vanilla flavoured things, Japanese, pasta or say, cheesecake doughnuts with salted caramel, then you’re all sorted. You just click into the different sections and off you go.
Speaking of cheesecake doughnuts with salted caramel, I will literally pay someone cash-money to make these sons-of-bitches for me and then bring them to my house – you will also be expected to feed them to me, a thank you.
Anyway, if you’re stumped for what to make for supper or more importantly dessert, check this site out, I seriously doubt you’re going to regret it.
Jersey Ice Cream Company18. July 2014
Came across this site called Jersey Ice Cream Company, who do the complete opposite of what their name suggests (already I like them). Now at first glance you would think that I was going to show you drool-worthy pictures of creamy, creamy ice-cream, but instead I’m going to show you the cool transformations that the 2 ladies who run this interior design studio have come up with. Yip, they take boring looking rooms and make them into something special and pretty damn awesome, according to me. Below are before and after shots of some of the spaces they have worked on. Love all the reclaimed wood and the idea of keeping some of the original textures in the room, like the exposed wallpaper, flooring, concrete walls and ceiling beams. Also love the black and white kitchen, if you’re looking for design inspiration for a non-traditional revamp, you’re going to like this post, but if beige tiles, off-white walls and anything tinged Tuscan is your thing, then rather give it a skip-a-roo.
- We are Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, a full-service interior design duo who love to travel wherever there’s a space begging for a transformation. Every space holds its own unique opportunities. Old houses are filled with secrets, little clues that lie hidden for years. The only thing better than rescuing them from layers of wallpaper, paint, and carpet is weaving those stories together with fresh ideas, creating spaces that feel new but instantly familiar. Though empty white boxes lack similar stories, they carry with them a certain sense of freedom. When a history doesn’t already exist, it’s ours to create.”
Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Donuts09. July 2014
The other day my very pregnant face and I really felt like cinnamon and sugar donuts, so I looked on my ‘baked goods’ board on Pinterest for an easy recipe that I remember glancing over a few weeks back, which I even bought a mini muffin tin for the last time I was at the shops. This recipe has very few ingredients and the end result is reached super quickly. I literally made these in a few minutes and then literally ate like 8 of them in a few seconds.
I actually feel like them again, now that I’m typing about them. Damn sweet teeth.
Anyway here is the recipe, which I got off a blog called Averie Cooks – thanks Averie for it and the extra cinnamon and sugar coated padding for future Shangie, she kicked like a crazy person after I popped some of these suckers.
You can also check out these very easy donuts that I baked a while back, using my nifty mini donut tin, which I love.
Ingredients: Mini Donuts
70 grams unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used 1/2 a teaspoon less because I found the nutmeg to be quite strong)
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- For the donuts- Preheat oven to 350F/180°. Spray your mini muffin tin (I only bought one and it makes 12 of these little guys at a time, but they take very quick to bake, so I coped with just the 1 tin) then dust it with a little bit of flour.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and hand mixer), combine all these ingredients: egg, butter, sugars and vanilla and beat on medium-high speed until until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Then scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the buttermilk. Beat momentarily to incorporate.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just incorporated; don’t overmix. Batter will be fairly thick.
- Then using a tablespoon fill the prepared tin. Fill each hole until they’re about 3/4-full.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes (mine took 9 minutes because my oven gets quite hot), the donuts must be domed with springy centres (if you test them with a toothpick, it must come out clean). They cook quickly and 1 minute can drastically effect taste; don’t overbake and watch them closely. Allow donuts to cool in the pan on top of a wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing. While they cool, prepare the coating.
- For the Coating - In a small bowl, in the microwave melt the butter, then set aside.
- In a separate small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon, then set aside.
- After the donuts have cooled, dip the top of each one quickly into the melted butter, then into the cinnamon-sugar mix. I tried some with no butter, just cinnamon and sugar and they were also nice. I think making a thin icing (using icing sugar and water) and using that as a dip before the cinnamon and sugar mix could also be nice.
And that is that, in just a few easy steps you have yourself some delicious baked goods that are as easy to eat as popcorn. Just close your eyes, tilt your head back and then chuck some into your mouth for instant happiness.
Here are some snaps of the other donuts I have made a couple of times in the past, this recipe is also very easy to make and easy to eat…