Abida’s Kitchen | Chocolate Brownie

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. ~ Regina Brett I had a come to Jesus moment when I took the first bite of this brownie, for in that instant the stars aligned and all was well in the universe … until I realised that I wanted to wolf down the whole thing by…

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Design Hadithi | Personalised Artwork

There is no such thing as a new idea. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.” – Mark Twain As a creative I’m sometimes a tad bit hard on myself when it comes to content creation because it feels like every great idea has been…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 18th June 2018

And so the off-white couch adventure begins ~ Abida βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ I’m finally getting my white pinterest-bound couch!! ཞ⊰ I love that I have finally committed to re-upholstering my couch… yep! My friends and family are probably rolling their eyes as they read this, because I have had this conversation with them uh, only about 1000000,00009000989787879…

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Abida’s Kitchen | Beef Biriyani

If you are looking for a Β hearty, creamy, mildly spicy, filling – crowd pleaser, then this is the recipe for you! It is quite time and labour intensive, certainly not a dish I churn out on the regular, but I suppose that’s all part of the allure. There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a…

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Design Hadithi | Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Everything is designed, few things are designed well ~ Brian Reed. I have to say, today’s Design Hadithi Feature was designed beautifully! Last year a couple of friends and I had a white elephant gift exchange dinner at the Mercado Mexican Restaurant and the moment I walked in I fell in love with the interiors,…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 11th June 2018

  βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ Random roadside pineapple plants  ཞ⊰ I spotted this pineapple plants on a kerbside garden as I was talking a walk…it was the most unexpected yet delightful thing!!! If you don’t know this already my love for pineapple is just as passionate as my love for mangoes! infact when I was preggers with my…

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Abida’s Kitchen | Tamarillo & Cayenne Pepper Jam

  Synonym (noun) A word you use in place of the one you can’t spell!!! I learn something new every day- Tree tomatoes are synonymous to tamarillo’s!!! There’s nothing that sets my palate ablaze quite like a skillfull balance of sweet, sour and salty flavours and this tree tomato and cayenne jam recipe does just…

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Design Hadithi | Boudoir Tour!!!! ….& an unnecessary number of jewellery photo’s!

  As promised! Today is bedroom tour day!!!! so you know what? I’ll share with you some fun fact about my self: Things I have in common with a Victoria Secrets model: Being Hungry. I just love creating vignettes throughout my home and my bedroom is no exception. The little chest you see on the…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 5th March 2018

Everything has it’s beauty, but not everyone sees it ~ Andy Warhol Thank you for joining me for another four things I’m loving post! This past week I have been loving: βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ My new Plant Baby- A Stag Horn Fern  ཞ⊰ We have a new addition to the family, a stag horn fern… I have…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 28th February 2018

βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€Β No. 1: Coffee ཞ⊰ I Love my morning mug of coffee! and when I say coffee, I mean freshly brewed coffee…scratch that I mean freshly ground (I miss that band!) and brewed coffee. I admit I have disdain for that instant coffee ish that’s masquerading as coffee.Β I suspect it is held with contempt just about…

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