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Give Me Leeeeeeoooon!


I first ventured into Leon when we moved to London 2 years ago. I was AMAZED by the food on offer… and even more amazed at the price. Then the food came and you guess it, it was indeed AMAZING. So amazing that we went and bought the Leon cookbook as soon as it hit the shelves.

You can buy the Leon Cookbook on Amazon here.

We were even that quick that our copy was signed and sealed by the genius that is Allegra herself.

Anyway, I’d like to share a recipe that we frequently cook, from this wonderful cookbook, at home. This is called ‘Simon And Karen’s Harmony Supper’, may also be known as  Leon BOOM SOUP. This soup is perfect on a Monday so you can throw in all the left over veg from your Sunday lunch (I do hope you cook Sunday lunch!)

This recipe serves 2 – with some leftovers.

1 Medium sweet potato – peeled and sliced into circles.

600ml Chicken stock – fresh is best, but we use the Knorr Stock Pots (they’re amaze). If you use stock cubes, try and use less cube than the packet says, it’s usually quite salty – yack!

2-3 Tablespoons root ginger – depending on the fire you like! We use loads in this recipe.

2 Chicken breasts off the bone chopped into chunks – you can leave these out. We usually do unless we have some chicken or turkey lurking in the fridge!

1/2 Head of broccoli – cut into pieces.

100g French beans – topped and tailed.

A small handful of coriander, chopped.

Salt.

How to make it.

Put the sweet potato, stock and ginger into a deep, wide pan and bring to a rolling boil for a couple of minutes before turning down to summer for 5 more.

Now put the chicken pieces in and keep cooking for a further 5 minutes. (You can brown this off beforehand if your like me and like your chicken a little bit more cooked…). Keep cooking for another 5 minutes.

Add the broccoli and beans, stir well, season and cook for a final 3 minutes.

Finish with the fresh coriander.

DONE.

I like to also hoy a little bit of soy and chilli flakes into the mix as it’s served on the table.

Give it a whirl, once you’ve had this beautiful boom soup you’ll never look back!

You can buy the Leon Cookbook on Amazon here.

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Urban Outfitters? WTF.


This day is actually having my eyes out.

What is going on?!

What is this mailer I just recieved from Urban Outfitters on about really?

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NOT HAPPY APPLE. NOT HAPPY.


Apple you are officially RUBBISH. I absolutely KNEW the release date would be put back – AGAIN. Pre-order is open from 10th May 2010 with the iPad arriving late may. Good job I have iPad’s at work to play with!

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GO NICK. GO NICK. GO NICK.


So, I’ve FINALLY reached 500 followers on Twitter… I along with a good majority of the nation this evening watched the UK Leaders Debate on ITV. I thought I was pretty certain I would vote Labour in the May 2010 General Election… Well, it was a toss up between the Lib Dems and Labour to be fair. Anyway, after watching only 15 mins of the Leaders Debate I was convinced on the Lib Dems. Everything about Nick Cleggs demeanour and his policies was spot on. He’s honest and fair. He’s got his head screwed on; which makes for a breath of fresh air to be honest!

So, I said the below on Twitter

AND BOOM! I then get the below…

@LibDems you get my vote! TWICE!

Who’re you going to vote for then? And what did you make of the big debate?

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Tatty Devine Are Ten!


Hard to believe, but Tatty Devine are celebrating their 10th Birthday!

So MANY HAPPY RETURNS Tatty Devine! And here’s to many, many more! 🙂

What’s your favourite Tatty Devine piece from over the many years?

I can tell you what my favourite piece is – it’s my JUDYPINK name necklace! ;o

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Exciting News! The BRISTON Cardigan Is Here!


Briston Cardigan, £85.00. Available at AllSaints.com and in store.

…and FINALLY I can announce the Briston Cardigan has arrived online at AllSaints.com I’m very excited to have a cardigan named after yours truly naturally, my parents are very proud indeed.

A little bit about the Briston Cardigan then! It’s a Cotton, Silk and Cashmere mix making it luxuriously soft and it’s really quite thin – so perfect for this Summer! I for one will be wearing one – despite it being a Menswear style, it’s actually a really nice piece. Which is a bonus really! ;o

SO, what do you think of the Briston Cardigan?

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Let’s Live Like Common People?


Jarvis Cocker popped into my local this evening – couldn’t resist getting this photographic evidence for my dear sister;o

Do you remember the first time?

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The Wait Is Over… The Revolution Is Here.


Today was the day that technological history hit me in the face with in a big, beautiful and shiny Apple bag.

(This is the beauty on my desk, along with my helmet and aeroplane heh).

(This is Lee Ryan (AKA Tom) modelling the beauty by his desk. heh).

I think it’s pretty damn amazing – can’t wait till James buys one for our house though! 😀

First observations? It’s not as big as I expected… of course, it is 10 inches, but it’s really not laptop size; it’s perfect size. Also, and ultimately, it’s really rather lightweight too! Infact, it’s a nice weight;o Whilst having a play with it, you certainly see how responsive it is too. We watched Toy Story 3 and messed on with the demo applications.

Call me sad, call me a geek – I don’t mind, but I’ll say this, this is the future of communication and computing. Right in the palm of your hand. Well done Apple, I salute you!

What do you think of the iPad so far then?

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The Wait Is Over…


Oh Apple I love you.

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FOR SALE: RARE Barbara Hulanicki For Topshop Mini-Dress.



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