2 July 2020

Old Bottle Decor Piece

Bottle Craft
Take an old key.
And an old bottle.
Grab a little rustic twine.
Put it all together and you have a table display piece to add to your vignettes.
There is nothing difficult about this DIY.
Old bottles are thrift shop finds.
You could also use a new bottle in an interesting colour or shape or empty liqueur bottle as they are often stylish designs.

Old Bottle
Old Bottle
Old bottle
All you do is:
Wrap twine around the neck of the bottle of your choice to make a collar.
I have left my bottle drastically dirty as I think it makes it much more interesting.   
But you can use a sparkly clean bottle if you wish.

Old Bottle
Then attach an old key to the string at the neck and knot to secure.

Bottle craft
Place in your decor vignette.


21 June 2020

Shadows Upon Me Quote

Black and white flower quote
'Shadows Upon Me' photographic Quote...
(and a play with night time photography).

Black and white prints
This image is also available as a print (and on other products) without the quote wording at Fine Art America HERE.

#newzealandphotographer #nzbloggers

17 June 2020

Best Ever Creamy Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup
Tomato soup that is ready to eat in 20 minutes...
Tomato soup that's creamy without added cream...
Tomato soup that can be made ahead to save time for tomorrow.
Or make and freeze, then defrost and reheat for a really simple meal on the run.

Homemade Tomato Soup
Made from fresh ingredients.
(Though you can cheat if fresh is out of season and use pre-crushed Jar garlic, canned tomatoes and dry basil).
But in all honesty - FRESH IS BEST!

You make a roux sauce first. 
This is the 'creamy' secret!
Melted butter (or non-dairy substitute)
Plain flour added.
Basil and other flavourings.
Then milk or soy milk to make a thick sauce.

Then you puree your fresh or canned tomatoes.
And add to the roux sauce.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Homemade Tomato Soup
Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese and more chopped basil.
This has to be my most favourite tomato soup.
And even if you are not dairy-free, 
Do try the dairy free version as I am certain you will love it!

Printable recipe HERE.

#homemade #tomatosouprecipe

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