|A lolly counter!|
It takes a lot of time to organise cooking a new dish for Heavenly Ingredients. Not something I mind, but it starts with brain storming what I'm going to cook, who is going to eat it, writing the ingredients on a shopping list, hitting the shops, making or baking the recipe, shooting it and then posting. Quite a few hours of work.
Until now I've been more than happy to do that a few times a week. I'm passionate about the whole process, doing the research and deciding what to try out. I've got many lists floating around at home titled 'Recipes for June' - hopefully I'll complete them all. I also love trying to find the unusual ingredients, tamarind paste, palm sugar, rosewater, spelt flour, special sugars and dried (real!) cherries to mention a few that have been on the list recently.
|The jar with cookie cutters in it would look great in a kitchen|
|Everything for baking cupcakes|
This morning I was reading Fat Mum Slim's blog on ways to banish blogger's block. It hit home that in order to create a blogpost I don't necessarily need to go through this whole process. When I'm out an about with the little one each day I get so much inspiration from the small things I see, and that also feeds into what I decide to make in the kitchen that day.
|How cute are these milk bottles!|
So, with a little help from Instagram and my iphone, I got snapping as I was out in Dee Why this morning running a few errands. Favourite Things is a breath of fresh air in the bustle of the Dee Why bric-a-brac. They have a great and ever changing range of vintage inspired items for the kitchen and home, and lots of baby gifts, most of which you don't see in other gift shops. They also have a cafe with tables and armchairs dotted around the shop. Yummy Toby's Estate coffee too. A fun place to spend an hour or so.
|The most amazing splashback|
|So many old fashioned sweets to choose from, and GIANT speckles!|
|These vintage-style bottles would look darling anywhere around the home|
|Old-fashioned measuring jugs|
|Hanging jars, perfect for tea lights|
|Love these little bells, although not sure if anyone would come to 'serve' me!|
|Remember when you could get these everywhere? Now I feel old...|
|I love beautiful jars, these would make lovely gifts, full or empty.|
|Flat white, and the best babycino ever (with marshmallows and a chocolate coated snake!)|