Tuesday Huesday: National Curry Week

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selection of curry spices
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It’s National Curry Week so I thought I’d share this photo of a container full of colourful curry spices.

One of the best smells in the world is a blend of cumin, coriander and turmeric being fried off in ghee (you can keep your chilli powder – it makes me cough uncontrollably!). A couple of cardamom pods popped into the saucepan while boiling basmati rice gives it a lovely flavour.

If I could only eat one kind of food for the rest of my life, curry would definitely be my favoured option!

Tuesday Huesday: National Cupcake Week

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selection of colourful cupcakes
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It’s National Cupcake Week this week so I may just have to oblige and make a batch.

Justin’s very particular about his ‘buns’ (as he refers to them). He likes his cupcakes without the tooth-aching icing on top. To me, that makes it just a muffin! What do you think? What’s the difference between a cupcake, bun and a muffin? Are you a fan of the current cupcake fad sweeping the world?

Tuesday Huesday: Richard Erdoes

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illustration of Piazza San Marco by Richard Erdoes from his book 'Peddlers and Vendors Around the World' | H is for Home

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Today we were introduced to the fine illustrations of Richard Erdoes via the Fishink blog (thanks Craig!).

This illustration of Piazza San Marco is from his 1967 book, Peddlers and Vendors Around the World. If you’re into vintage children’s books this would be a good one to add to your collection. There are currently a few copies available to buy at Abe Books.

Another artist in the vein of our favourite, Miroslav Sasek!

Tuesday Huesday: Homemade bathsalts

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Home made bathsalts 'how to' from the Martha Stewart website | H is for Homecredit

Who’d have thought homemade bathsalts would be so easy to make? 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, 1 part baking soda and then a few drops each of natural essential oils and food colouring – that’s it!

Perfect as diy presents decanted into pretty bottles and finished with hand-made labels and ribbons.