The sun is shining today. It's the kind of watery yet intense sunshine you only get in Spring (OK, Winter, but a girl can dream). It's as though someone took a picture of a sunny Summer's day but the photo has now faded and mellowed. It has made me dream of Summer and not having to pile on about a dozen layers of clothing every morining to keep warm.
I am now longing to laze in the sunshine, for picnics in the grass wearing shorts and pretty blouses and straw trilbies, cloud watching and dreaming, eating strawberries, whilst the sun warms your already tanned skin.
Topshop: Liberty Print Shorts £32 Christopher Kane Collection:
Beetroot is to me a much under used vegetable and as such I was very pleased to see when I opened up the latest edition of Easy Living Magazine an article on new things to do with Beetroot, some of which I put below for your delectation:
Toss boiled beetroot wedges (slip off the skins after cooking) in herb butter or with butter and shave Parmesan, and serve as a vegetable accompaniment.
Roasted beetroot is a fantastic addition to a Sunday Roast. The simplest way is to trim the tops (no need to peel) and then boil them in plenty of salted water for about 20 minutes, or until tender, then drain, cool and slip off the skins. Halve or quarter them and then roast with a drizzle of olive oil and some thyme for about 30 minutes (while your roast meat is resting).
Cooked beetroot wedges taste lovely in a salad with cheese such as feta or goat's cheese.
Speaking of cheese, as a confirmed Cheeseaholic I was delighted to see a post on Cheese on A Cup Of Jo today. Anyone else feeling peckish? Now where did I put that beetroot? x
First image taken by me, second image found here Tips taken from article by David Herbert in the March 2010 issue of Easy Living.
Came across these pictures today, they are simply deliciously gorgeous.
These are by a guy called Tom Palumbo and are candid photos taken in Paris in 1962. He has photographed for Vogue and Bazaar amoungst others which is pretty damn cool. Find more of the same on his Flickr here.
This is my face, Covered in freckles, With the occasional spot and some veins. . . This is my body, Covered in skin and not all of it you can see. . . And this is my mind, It goes over and over the same old lines. And this is my brain, It's torturous analytical thoughts make me go insane. . . And I use mouth wash. sometimes I floss, Ive got a family and I drink cups of tea. I've got nostalgic pavements, I've got familiar faces. I've got mixed up memories and I've got favourite places. . . Kate Nash- Mouthwash. Sums me up pretty good I reckons