Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve!

With Valentines Day just behind us, the shop windows and websites are full of hearts! I am soooo taken by this new trend of heart elbow patches!  I am completely in love with this look and have rounded up my favs!

I am particularly taken with the DIY needle felted red patches as I have been trying my hand at different needle felting bits and pieces recently.

I most certainly will be off to buy a plain V-Neck sweater and trying my hand at this DIY trick...I'll keep you posted with the result.

ASOS Sweater
DIY Needle Felting Patches

Herald Scotland fabric patches

Monday, 24 February 2014

Recipe: Quick Hummus

We've started really getting into hummus recently. It's not something that G has ever really tried until a couple of months ago so we've been buying it in the grocery shop so that he can get a taste for it.

Today we decided to make our own to see if it would be as good as shop bought, and I would say that it pretty much is.

We used the BBC 'quick hummus' recipe  with a few amendments and I would certainly recommend you give it a go.

I had it for lunch spread on a wrap with lettuce, slices of pepperoni and black olives and it was very tasty!

1 can chickpeas (soaked already)
2tbsp olive oil
2tbsp lemon juice
4tbsp water
1tsp cumin
1tsp paprika
2 cloves crushed garlic
1tsp salt


  • Place everything in a blender and blend until a smooth paste.
  • It's that simple!
  • If serving to guests place in a ceramic bowl, make drizzle with olive oil and place a few whole chickpeas on top.