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Amy Alexandra
Melbourne
Interests: fashion, vintage, baking, snacks, homewares, interior styling, dachshund
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Pardon the not-fab photo, I wasn't originally intending to make this a post but it ended up being so scrumptious and it was so easy, it simply had to be shared. You will need (to serve one).. • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1-2 teaspoons butter • salmon fillet (or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Dresses & Snacks
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This dish was so easy, but so yummy and impressive! I've fed it to my family and a friend, all falling into silence punctuated with 'mmmmm' noises. It's best made in advance (a plus if you're serving it to guests) but can be eaten straight away if so desired. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Dresses & Snacks
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I will admit this recipe came about in a fit of 'must do something impressive but feeling oh-so-lazy'. What could be easier than whipping (literally) a few ingredients together, slapping it in a cake tin and freezing? Not many things this delicious or pretty, that's for sure. You will need...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Dresses & Snacks
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I've made this recipe 3 times in as many weeks! It's low effort, can easily be modified, perfectly wonderful made a day in advance and keeps well (assuming there's any left over). It's also dairy and gluten free! A winning dessert all round. You will need... 50g slightly fancy cocoa... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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This year's Santa photo is such a beautiful portrait of Karl and not a very good one of me! However, it's just so silly and cute I have to share it anyway. While we're on the Christmas theme, this is my favourite Christmas song ever and I'm sure it will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I'm pretty good at proscratibaking. It goes so far beyond normal procrastination though. I find baking so relaxing, massage-with-fancy-oils-and-Enya-in-the-background sort of relaxing. I'm terrible at picking ultimate favourites, but this cookie recipe would have to be pretty close. You will need... 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 120g... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Oh my gosh. I've actually finished. After nearly two years that truly tested me in every way, I'm finally done studying (for now, anyway!). I'm in the process of re-assessing the way I blog/what I blog/what sort of internet presence I need from a professional stand point, etc. However at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Another green soup! This recipe is supremely easy, with minimum preparation and effort but delicious results. I adore the flavour of peas and combined with the creaminess of the white beans and a hint of sweetness from the leek, it really is delightful. Along wit the ricotta toasts, it's quite... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I came across this soup here, but the diet/detox talk in the post really irked me, so I've made some alterations to repost it here. It's lovely and fresh, but still warming and comforting - the perfect dish for the winter-to-spring limbo we're in at the moment. It was very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I made this recipe up on the tram home from school one day and just my luck, they worked first try, no adjustments needed. I'm intending to pack them with salad for lunch, but I think they'd be totally lovely on a picnic or even better as a cocktail hour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Ages and ages ago my little brother made porridge with bacon and peas and we all gave him funny looks. I shouldn't have doubted you, little brother, as today when I wanted something warm and comforting for lunch I had a go at a savoury porridge and it ended up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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This morning Karl and I rugged up (me in a woolen cape, Karl in a very dashing, stripey turtle neck sweater) and trundled off to Residential Kitchen to meet a friend, one of Karl's all time favourite ladies for a lazy Saturday breakfast. I've passed by Residential Kitchen plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I can safely say this past semester has been the most challenging I have experienced. "Challenging" is my positive, blog-friendly spin on it. I've had a week and a bit to sleep, eat, cuddle and walk Karl, do some laundry and slowly star to regain some equilibrium and sanity. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I saw my beloved Bill Granger make baked porridge on an episode of Bill's Tasty Weekends and it looked totally divine, so I gave it a go, with a few tweaks of course. The resulting porridge is far creamier and pudding-y than the stove top variety. You will need... 140g... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Luckily for me, my Dad still likes me enough to take me out for lunch so when he was in town last week we caught up for some sammiches and other treats. Our first stop was Lygon Food Store for sammiches. Lygon Food Store doesn't do fancy shmancy Earl Canteen-type... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Product Talk by Nuffnang I have, in one way or another, been torturing my hair since around age 15 when I purchased my first hair straightener (proud moment). Since then it has suffered regular assaults of dying, blow drying, back combing, excessive hair spray, curling and so on. I know... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Nothing too exciting to report from the land of Amy and Karl, but here are some snapshots of what we've been up to lately. This more or less sums up my existence at present: yellow trace and Sharpies. Work day treat! A very yummy pain au chocolat from Brioche by... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I pinched this "never fail" muffin recipe from a friend (and her ingenious idea of the peanut butter) and added half the pantry in flavourings. To my delight, the muffins indeed did not fail. In fact, they succeeded in the most delicious way possible. The muffins turned out beautifully golden... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I absolutely adore porridge. When I was little, I would enjoy it frequently during winter out of my Bunnykins bowl with brown sugar on top. While my Bunnykins bowl is not currently in my possession and I don't use as much sugar any more, porridge is still a wonderful winter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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Well, well, well! What a hectic start to the year it's been. I cannot believe I've only just stopped to catch to realise we're half way through April, my goodness! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, school and its associated stresses have once again consumed me entirely.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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An important part of self care for me is making myself feel nice by way of face masks, manicures, etc and I know I'm not alone in that. The bleedingly obvious issue with most of that frippery is that it's darn expensive most of the time. So, through experimentation and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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..because who doesn't love blurry photbooth photos of stuff I wore? linen and cotton slouchy dress - Country Road via eBay // belt - from Givenchy dress // tights - Kmart // patent-toe ballerinas - Chanel // glasses - Temple Street markets, HK // watch - Swatch // Tiffany &... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I'm sure you've guessed my disappearance is due to school returning for the year. While I am preoccupied by diligently rendering perspective drawings and creating pages (and pages, and pages) of master schedules I do occasionally need to eat. As anyone who has studied or lived on a budget, you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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I would say pardon the dreadful pun of a post title, but I actually love a good pun so shan't be apologising for being so awful. A little while ago I met some lovely friends for breakfast at Jellystone. It's a lovely little cafe, away from the main drag and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks
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While in Canberra my mother, brother and I went to the National Gallery of Australia to see the much hyped Renaissance exhibition. I enjoyed it from a historial point of view, but less so for the aesthetics of the pieces. However, there was a particular wonky-googly-eyed depiction of Jesus (Christ... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Dresses & Snacks