Lemon muffins

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With my lemon tree yielding an incredible amount of fruit this year, so much of it goes to waste if I’m not careful and let them fall into the deep jungle that surrounds it. We’ve used them in plenty of gin and tonics, salads, lemonade, and I’ve even given a few bags to friends and family. With upcoming class parties to host and celebrations to attend, I have come across what seems to be the perfect combination of sweet and sour goodness: deliciously moist lemon muffins + plenty of lemon icing + candied lemon zest. Sounds amazing, no? If you’re keen like me, click here for the recipe.

-T.

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Top image by Izy of Top With Cinnamon

Some recent food posts you may have missed:
+ if I had to choose only one cake to eat
my favourite brownies
Fika – a beautiful cookbook
peanut butter
sweet tooth

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four favourites: calendars

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clockwise, from top left
scroll calendar, available from Present&Correct
year calendar by Erik Olovsson
ring calendar by Sebastian Bergne
paris perpetual calendar, available from pei design

My goodness, how this week has flown by. With emergency rehearsals, rescheduled piano students, school excursions and the rare tinkering of the black and white keys to accompany a choir, blog posts sure have been sparse. Just when I thought that lessons were winding down for the year, there are concerts to attend and dinners to bake for, let alone time to browse for gifts for those who are dear to me. But allow me to give you a kickstart on Christmas gift ideas; these calendars are so cleverly designed and would most definitely be a welcome gift. Which one would you like? I think I’m leaning towards ring calendar.

-T.

Other favourites you may have missed:
clever sound
donuts
in the kitchen
in the office: pencils

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If I had to choose only one cake to eat

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…the Black Forest, hands down, would be the winner.

Growing up with a mum as a pastry chef, I have been exposed to a wide variety of cakes from a young age. From the rich coffee liquor of the opera cake to contrast between bittersweet dark chocolate and tanginess of the apricot jam of the sachertorte, I have tried so many that brought my taste buds such delight. But for me, the black forest is the one that stands out from the crowd. With the tartness of the cherries cutting through the rich dark chocolate sponge, the perfect slice is delicately finished with freshly whipped cream. Goodness, just writing about this is bringing forth my sugar cravings!

For a fine recipe of this classic, click here for the original (with beautiful photographs) and here for the recipe in english.

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What cake or dessert would you choose?

-T.

All images by Kathrin Koschitzki of photisserie

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Some recent food posts you may have missed:
+ my favourite brownies
+ Fika – a beautiful cookbook
+ peanut butter
+ sweet tooth

Andrew Christie – A Good Looking Man

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As I was browsing the archives for locally produced furniture for my studio, I came across the amazing works by Andrew Christie of A Good Looking Man. Creating amazing furniture out of wood (most of which is recycled), Andrew wears many hats and is a truly talented being. He is currently the anchor tenant at the Production Floor at the newly opened MYRE Building in Fremantle. For more information about his works and workshops, visit his website here. Or if you have some time on your hands, click here to read an interview with Andrew Christie on We Love Perth.

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-T.

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Some other talented Perth locals you may be interested in:
+ ceramics: Yuniko Studio
food: fortysevenkirwanstreet
+ house & dècor: Mr Sparrow

inspiration: dip dye

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dip dyed pleats by @honorwoman via {thisisglamorous}

Blue-Dip-Dye-Ombre-Wedding-Invitations-Suite-Paperie
destination wedding invitations via oh so beautiful paper

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Lily Cole for British Vogue. Photo by Tim Walker (2007) via yellowtrace

…just a little bit of lovely to kickstart your day.

-T.

Images: 1 | 2 | 3

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Other inspiration posts you may have missed:
+ calligraphy
+ in the office: scandinavian inspiration
+ life is short

Happy Weekend

Amidst polished pianos, piles of beautiful thick paper and the recent weather heating up so much it seems to have caught everyone by surprise,  the week is at an end. With the weekend beckoning at us, there are talks of trips to the beach, early coffees on our patio and picnics to be planned as we take advantage of the pleasant temperature that still remains, at least until the intense heat of the summer invades our city. But until then, here are a few weekend links from around the globe:01.ACupOfJo.ChristmasParties

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03.Illfesteva.Sunglasses

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05.DesignCrush.Blueberries

one | a fantastic idea on taking photos are Christmas parties
two | what a brilliant idea for a birthday present
three | I think these glasses were made just for me
four | a scratch and sniff wine book. Yes, I said scratch and sniff
five | a sweet print of blueberries in a bowl. Speaking of blueberries, they taste amazing brownies. Especially these brownies. I tried it this morning.

And Perth locals, don’t forget about the following events happening this week:
+ Carnaval Macabre (25 October – 03 November)
+Italian Fireworks Night {sounds amazing!} (8 November)
+Festival Batizado (02 November)

Have a lovely weekend.

–T.

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