Creamy baked pasta topped with mozzarella! Here is how I did it!
1. Boil the pasta according to the package instructions before draining it and running it under some tap water to stop the cooking process. Tip everything into a large baking dish.
2. To a non-stick pan, add some bacon ladons (I used about 300g) and fry them off.
3. Add 3 large sliced leeks and fry until soft. Season with salt and pepper at this stage.
4. Turn the heat down and add 600ml (!) of double cream. Simmer gently until the cream has been reduced by half.
5. Check for seasoning before pouring the sauce into the pan with the pasta. Stir everything through.
6. Top liberally with grated mozzerella and stick it into a 190°C oven for 25 minutes.
Really unhealthy but really delicious!
Pretty Multi-colored polka-dotted nail polish!
Did these nails ages ago but only found time to post about them today! Decided to use multiple colors to create crazy multi-colored polka dotted nails!
Used these nail polishes
From L - R, Barry M’s NP66, Nails Inc’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Nails Inc’s Kensington Palace Gardens, Collection 2000’s Mint Mojo, 17’s Fairy Cake and one of Claire’s Magnetix series.
Applied two layers of each of the colours first and allowed them to dry completely before applying the white dots using a nail dotter! Really pretty!
Jumping on the bandwagon here by getting butterbeer from Starbucks. This is just a toffee nut frappuccino with extra caramel syrup added. I think I might have got it slightly wrong though - it’s supposed to be a creme frappucino base but I needed the caffeine. My sister loved it but I thought it was horrifically sweet. Such a disappointment :(
10 minute lunch. Soba noodles and sliced cucumbers tossed in a vinaigrette made using gochujang, black vinegar, soy, grated garlic and sesame oil. Really messy as i mixed it all togethre in the same bowl but really yummy
Made a pork belly stew for the family today. Used gochujang, chili powder, apples, garlic, onions and soy. Really yummy!
Did my nails again a couple of days ago. My base color is Maybelline’s Atomic Violine, a really pretty deep glittery royal purple and the sequin nail polish is from Revlon. Got the Maybelline nail polish ages ago - I’m not even sure if they have discontinued it by now!
This glittery and opulent nail look is perfect for Diwali which is just around the corner!
Polka dotted nails
Did these really cute polka dotted nails ages ago, decided to blog about them to keep my poor little tumblr alive.
Used the following nail polishes
The mint green one is just a random cheap one i got at Boots and Barry M is pretty cheap too. I absolutely love cheap nail polishes. I know the entire world’s raving about OPI but they are really rather expensive and that limits my fun with different nail designs and colors. That said, sometimes using a relatively expensive nail polish has its own benefits. They are smoother to apply and dry up/cake up less easily.
Anyway this is what I did. First,I did two nice smooth coats of the mint green nail polish and just hung around waiting for them to dry completely. I’m terribly impatient so I have quite a lot of quick-dry polishes.
I then used a nail dotter to do the little white dots. If you don’t have a nail dotter, you can just use a rounded end of a bobby pin or a toothpick which has a rounded end. Just dip it into the white nail polish and do a few confident dots on your nails. How you choose to do your dots is completely up to you! When the dots are completely dry, put on a layer of topcoat to give it a little shine and to make sure it lasts a little longer.
And this is what it looks like! Very cute and very very cath kidston-ish.
The cuticles are really messy but I find that after a day or so it neatens itself up.
My sister would like you to know that she’s currently waving some pizza crust in my face while I’m blogging. The gall of that girl.
Anyway, hope you like these nails! :)
Cooked dinner for my family today! Korean chicken stew with cabbage and egg tofu - mega spicy and really yummy!
Yotam Ottolenghi’s baked seafood with lots of modifications. I don’t eat shellfish so I just used lots of lovely fresh seabass instead. Didn’t have an oven either so I just poached the fish gently in the tomato sauce. The tomato sauce was absolutely fabulous, as was the brown chilli butter.
His original recipe can be found here - http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/baked-seafood-with-tomatoes-and-turkish-cheese-shop