Monday, 30 December 2013

Black and white

The family have been and gone and we are still eating the remains of all the Christmas feasting - thank goodness my Dries van Noten pinafore dress doesn't have a waistband! I'm wearing it with a new white blouse from Boden, a present from  Father Christmas.
It has a pin-tucked bib and a neat, shaped cut that is easy to wear.
I'm utterly slobbed out today in footless tights and old ballet flats.
I like the combination of black and white and have quite a number of white shirts. This one, taken on holiday and rather creased, has a nifty detachable placket.
Now you see it
now you don't.
(It's the devil to iron!)
For Paula's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Just in case

Just in case you feel that you didn't get your fair share of chocolate this Christmas here is a recipe to rectify matters. It's from Delia Smith's Christmas book and is very easy to make and very well-behaved.
The good thing is that apart from the cream the ingredients are all store cupboard items. 
Crush the Amaretti biscuits in a polythene bag
while the chocolate, liquid glucose and rum is melting. (I used 81% Arriba Superieur chocolate from Lidl.)
 Once you've folded in the whipped cream all the work is done!
The recipe says that it serves ten people. Eight of us attacked the torte at lunch on Friday and only managed to eat half of it. It's VERY rich - what size are your portions, Delia?!
It's a good recipe for a NewYear's Eve party - the dieting can start on Jan. 1st!