Month: June 2015

Barbecued Pineapple with Coconut & key Lime Ice Cream

Serve 8 Ingredients 125g   Sugar 25g piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated 1  Large  Pineapple, topped, tailed and peeled 500ml  Coconut & key Lime Ice Cream  Directions 1. Place the sugar, ginger and 200ml boiling water into a large shallow dish and mix until the sugar dissolves. 2. Slice the pineapple into 16 rounds about 0.5-1cm thick. Place into the sugar mixture and leave to marinate for 1 hour, turning over occasionally so that the fruit soaks in the syrup. 3. Light or preheat the barbecue, griddle or grill until hot. Cook the pineapple, brushing with the syrup throughout, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and char-marked. Brush or drizzle with more of the remaining syrup before serving with the ice cream. Enjoy !

“Urban Destroyed” – a new trend

Looking at all these walls destroyed, you may be thinking: “Wow, what is  that?” Destroyed walls are a new trend, and trends do not appear out of nowhere, but are built over time and follow people’s behavior changes. Looking at magazines and decorating websites, it was clear to me this   “Urban Destroyed” style is exploding in popularity, which to me is the missing complement  to the “Industrial style”. The truth is that this new trend makes much sense in modern life, because this decorating style  gives greater freedom of expression, which is a fundamental value of modern society. With this style you have the freedom to turn your home into an extension of your personality with your strengths and weaknesses, and so you will be able to have a more authentic home, where your only decorating rule is to have no rules.

Robert Plant

Maranda Pleasant: Hey! RP: [Laughing.] I’m so sorry, my calculations were a bit adrift this morning. MP: I was, like, Oh, shit, I just woke up Robert Plant. [Laughs.] Not on my top-ten list! Sorry for calling you so early. It’s months in the making. RP: I remember meeting you near the coffee-shop parking lot in Austin. MP: Yeah, I jumped in your car. RP: You’ll have to help me clean it before you get in. MP: We finally have this conversation! RP: What were you going to talk about before? Really, life is life. You do a lot of different things and you have great adventures, but there’s not a lot to talk about unless you’re in the middle of an adventure at the time. Circumspection is not one of my better, favorite conditions, really. MP: Do you want to jump right in? What is it that makes you feel alive? RP: Well, once you get the groove of your life, and you sort out the aspects of your life that you prefer, and …

Cloches : Growing Under Glass

Cloches originate from France, and are traditionally used to protect fragile garden plants from frost. These  beautiful bell jars ( cloche is French for bell) are a vintage chic piece and now they’ve made a  comeback ( Thanks  to our love of all things vintage). Cloches not only look beautiful -they are practical. Their enclosed environment acts as a mini ecosystem, so you don’t need to worry about watering frequently. Here are  some ideas to inspire you to get in the trend and put your plants under glass!