Sunday, July 31, 2011

a few of my favourite things... {July 2011}


This month I'm loving that Kye still calls his thumb his "choice bro". Thankfully this one is still kiwi as, despite his Australian surroundings :-)

A few others things I'm loving at the moment...

  • I'm still so addicted to these Aussie siblings. Angus & Julia Stone.
  • Sylvie Wibaut. A dear friend we met years ago when we were living in Byron Bay, amazing illustrator and photographer. Check out her adorable kids book Raoul (Written in French).
  • Fresh gluten-free pasta recipe here.
  • Learning how to make fresh rice noodles. Beyond good. (Will hopefully bring you guys the recipe one day, may have to do a video though. Easy as to make, but just a little bit of technique involved which would be hard to show in photos).
  • Dakota. D journal.
  • This mans awesome. (Thanks once again brother Louie for the tip off!) ~Hang in there, it's a slow start, but so worth it!
  • Would love to escape winter and go here. One of my all-time favourite places.
  • This looks and sounds delicious! I've never had much luck with agar agar... time to give it another go.
  • Dream job.
  • Nut-free Sunflower Seed Coconut Macarons with Pumpkin Filling. Oh yes.
  • These are such a great alternative to plastic toothbrushes.
  • How awesome is this family? Very cute video.
  • This song makes me smile when it comes on the radio.

We had a (very) belated birthday party for Ada yesterday with over 30 people crammed into our house, half of them kids! Give me a few days and I'll write up her pink "Barbie" birthday cake recipe, sans food colouring and gluten. It was a winner.
    Xx emm

      16 comments:

      1. So that would be your choice job :-)? Maybe they will open in Australia.

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      2. Haha yeah, by dream job... I also mean dream pre-kids job ;-) Not sure I could go back to cooking professionally since having kids. Not the best job to fit around little ones.

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      3. Thanks Emma!
        Send you all my love,
        Sylvie

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      4. Great list and I can't wait to try out that gluten free pasta recipe. Thanks for the tip off!

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      5. Yep, would pretty much be my dream job too... pre kids dream job, yeah. gotta remember that...

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      6. Sylvie~ You're welcome love. You know I'm your number 1 fan :-)

        Amy~ Let me know if you try it out... I haven't yet!

        Angela @ the good soup~ Yeah it changes things somewhat once the kids arrive ;-)

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      7. so "choice bro" is a kiwi term.... meaning "thumb"?

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      8. Thanks for the mention Emma :)

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      9. Heather~ hehe, no. Sorry I guess that one would only make sense to a New Zealander (aka kiwi). "choice bro" is a saying in NZ that means "awesome" or "great" and is sometimes used in conjunction with a thumbs up sign. Kye's mixed it all up and thinks his thumb is actually called his "choice bro" because I always stick my thumb up when I say it! Hopes that explains :-)

        Kris~ You are welcome! I will have to get some when I'm next back in NZ.

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      10. That is cute indeed (about the choice bro)
        Homemade rice noodles! I'm intrigued.
        Ottolenghi - oh it would definitely be a dream to hang out there all day. My dream job would be recipe tester/taster ;)

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      11. I'd love your recipe for fresh rice noodles, they're so yummy! Thanks for letting us have a glimpse of your world!

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      12. I'm so jealous you have lived in Byron Bay, the perfect surf break! We visited last year. Where do youmlive now? I travel a lot to Sydney for work.

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      13. Alli@peasepudding~ Yeah I loved our Byron days... there and my hometown (Raglan) are my 2 favorite places to live. We are currently living in Perth, Western Australia (where my husband is from).

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      14. Love what you shared here! My brother is moving to Vietnam next year and we're excited to visit. I'm putting Hoi An on our list.

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      15. Love your blog in its entirety but your 'favourite things' posts are MY faves, I love clicking and waiting to be surprised

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      16. Hannah~ How lucky is your brother!! We dream of living in Vietnam one day... Hoi An & Saigon are my favourite places there.

        Sam~ So glad you enjoy them, they are super fun to put together :-)

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      Thanks so much for stopping by, arohanui xx Emm

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