Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pinkdawn Featured

My Toffee Delight necklace has been featured today on a fantastic bridal/ wedding blog called 'I do' it yourself. Its with some beautiful bridesmaids dresses.
go check it out at http://www.idoityourself.blogspot.com to get some great inspiration for your wedding day

Another of my recipes

I thought i would share another of my recipes with you. Even though it is spring here in Australia, you wouldnt think so. Its cold and raining. Which is a perfect day for Pea And Ham Soup. I like to make this in the slow cooker or crock pot and I find its perfect for days like today when we have a busy evening planned.
This recipe serves the 4 of us with left overs.
Pea & Ham Soup
In your Slow Cooker you put
2 Stalks of Celery diced
1 Onion diced
1 large carrot diced
1 garlic clove crushed or finely chopped

Then into a seive put 250g of yellow split peas and 25og of green split peas. rinse well and add to the slow cooker.
I use bacon for the recipe but you can use bacon hocks, i find them a bit too fatty.
Roughly chop approx 500g of bacon and add to slow cooker.
Add 2 or 3 chicken stock cubes and fill with water to just below the rim of the pot. I usually go to about 1 inch blow the inner rim.
Add salt and pepper
turn on Auto or low and let cook for hours. I tend to put it on around 10 -11am ready for tea around 5.30 -6pm
give it an occasional stir if you like, if its getting too thick you can always add more water or stock
When ready check for seasoning and serve with crusty bread.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Best Scone recipe

I thought that i just had to share my scone recipe.
I made them on Saturday night and they were the best scones ever
3 cups Self Raising Flour
1 cup full sugar Lemonade ( no diet stuff)
1 cup Cream

gently combine ingredients with a knife. I mix them slowly just turning it over until combined. Then on a floured board, gently knead for a min or 2 till its useable.
Flatten slightly to around 1 inch thick.
Use a cutter or dust a glass rim with flour to cut out rounds
Put on a tray lined with baking paper. Put scones close together slightly touching.
Brush with milk
Pop into a preheated oven approx 180 deg for 10 - 15 mins
Bring out when the tops are golden and the sides are still light.
Allow to cool and serve with jam and heaps of whipped cream YUM

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Items Listed

I have just listed these new items.
The top one is a new CREATE bag charm in gold with red. Perfect for the upcoming festive season.
Middle: Blue Ice earrings, gorgeous silver blue czech glass beaded earrings
Bottom: Paris Blue bag charm. This one is slightly different in that it has a large pendant and is on a gunmetal chain. It looks great on your handbag. I will be adding a New York one soon.
Free worldwide shipping is offered on all these items.

Free Shipping

Dont forget that my shop now has free worldwide shipping on all jewelry except Tiaras

Busy Time of Year

It must be something to do with the onset of Spring but September always seems to be so busy.
My girls school seems to be having events and things that I ahve to attend every week. Plus its time to get the garden and outside areas ready for the coming warm weather. Unfortunatly the patio has decided to leak..BIG TIME. That will take a bit of work to fix up.
Due to time constraints I wont continue with the weekly features but instead I will post new things and ideas and discoveries I make as I find them. I dont like to miss my blog days but when I have to attend school its hard to keep up.
I will still feature my fav shops now and again. Hope your day is dryer than mine will be today. looks like we are in for a wild and wooly day :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ive been featured in a treasury


A big thank you to Kathleen at feltfoodcreations for featuring me in her amazing treasury. Check out the beautiful colours she has chosen

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Listing

Toffee Delight Necklace, gorgeous off centre vintage inspired copper necklace.
Free worldwide shipping on this piece http://www.pinkdawn.etsy.com

Free Worldwide Shipping

As of today I am now offering free worldwide shipping on all my jewelry except Bridal Tiaras. This applies to regular postage only. To check out my jewelry go to http://www.pinkdawn.etsy.com

New and Undiscovered

I just happened to come across these cute hair snap clips, With 2 girls of my own both with long hair, i know they would love these fun clips. You will find them at http://jellabeejr.etsy.com I think these would make a fantastic stocking filler