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When style meets recipe – summer season

By May 17, 2019 INSPIRATION
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The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabric
 

Fashion has always been a source of beauty, aesthetics and craftsmanship, and a natural extension of this is the sculptural and artistic forms that can food can take. Just like fashion, culinary trends develop season after season, with new colours, shades and textures. And just like a white shirt can be classic and timeless many dishes are go-to meals that are comforting, delicious or even evocative of childhood.

This week, we explore this union of style and food and bring together some of our most loved Spring Summer 2019 styles with a selection of fresh and easy-to-cook recipes for the upcoming Spring period! Let us know what you think!


Fritz Top Inspiring our Honey & mustard chicken skewers

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Instructions

Cut the chicken into small pieces and cut off any fat. Place in a medium-to-large bowl. Add the mustard, honey, garlic, and salt & pepper to a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour it over the chicken. Refrigerate the chicken for at least an hour, preferably 2+ hours. If marinating overnight, cover it with plastic wrap. Once your chicken is done marinating, oil your grill’s grate and pre-heat it to high. Thread the chicken onto skewers. Pour any extra marinade over them. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes total, turning every few minutes.


Twide Tie-Dye Dress Inspiring Blueberries and Pomegranate smoothie

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Instructions

Place ingredients in your blender in the order listed. Puree until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately!


Hilde Top Inspiring our Stripy Donuts

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Instructions

In a small bowl, add warm water and sprinkle yeast over the top. Set aside for 5 minutes for yeast to bloom- it should go foamy. In a separate bowl add 3 cups of flour and the sugar. Then add in butter, egg and buttermilk. Add yeast (water and all) and mix with a dough hook for 5 minutes or until dough becomes smooth. If dough is too sticky to the touch, add extra 35 grams (1/4 cup) flour. Bring the dough together into one ball, place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place to rise. You want the dough to double in size, (60 to 75 minutes waiting time). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a donut cutter to cut out circles of dough, approximately 3.5 inch wide. Cut out a hole in the middle of each donut and discard.  Gently place donuts on baking tray and cover loosely with plastic wrap.

Prepare the oil for frying (180 C). Gently add two or three donuts into the oil, one at a time. Let them cook for 90 seconds, before flipping over and cooking for an additional 90 seconds. Once they are golden brown, pop them on a plate lined with a paper towel. Leave to cool.

For the glaze, sift icing sugar in a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of milk and stir until smooth. Add a few drops of food colouring until you reach your desired shade of pink. Dip each donut in the frosting, one at a time, and add white icing on top to create the stripes. If the frosting gets too thick, add another tablespoon of milk.


Benji Jacket Inspiring our Amaretti

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Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Grease and line two cookie sheets. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sugar and salt until evenly incorporated. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg whites and lemon juice until they hold soft peaks. Add beaten egg whites to flour and stir until mixture forms a soft, sticky dough. Use a small cookie scoop to portion dough into 1-inch balls. Roll into a smooth ball, then roll in powdered sugar. Arrange on baking sheets, leaving 1 inch of space between cookies. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until tops are cracked and bottoms are just barely golden.

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International Women’s Day Playlist

By March 7, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

This March we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and we want to take this opportunity to recognise brilliant women, past and present, who have made an impact on all our lives. With an all-female playlist, these songs are for women about women, so be ready to hear them roar!

From Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga, Les 100 Ciels has revisited the archives with empowering and inspiring tracks from motivating singers who convey positive messages through the power of music.

These talented singers will leave you feeling ready for anything!

International Womens Day

 

Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. Aretha Franklin – Respect
  2. Beyoncé – Run the world (girls)
  3. Katy Perry – Rise
  4. Cyndi Lauper – Girls just want to have fun
  5. Rihanna – Diamonds
  6. Lady Gaga – Born this way
  7. Destiny’s child – Independent Women
  8. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  9. Madonna – Express yourself
  10. Alicia Keys – Girl on fire

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