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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Retro Party Bowl!

Look what I found last night at a second hand store!
Ive been wanting one of these for awhile!

 A retro chip and dip bowl! The dip bowl sits on the rim of the bigger bowl
and can be removed too!
I got it at an amazing price and am so excited to use it!

Thirsty Thursday- Pina Colada

Its Thirsty Thursday, and I don't have to work tomorrow, which makes it a very special Thirsty Thursday!Today's retro cocktail is the...


This drink is actually easier to make than you may think, so you have no excuse, really,not to try one out this weekend
The first time I had a pina colada was in the Dominican Republic on a horrible holiday with the worst boyfriend ever! But I do recall the pina colada's to be quite Delicious!

You Will Need:
2oz of light rum
5 oz of pineapple juice
1.5 oz coconut cream
1 cherry
1 pineapple wedges
Crushed Ice

What To Do:
Mix the rum, juice and coconut cream in a blender
Add the crushed ice until desired consistency... not too thin!
Pour into your favorite summer glass (or hollowed out pineapple if your feeling fancy ) and garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.

Ta da! Easy Peasy!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Summertime Retro Patio

It was already 18 degrees C when ay 8:00 this morning...which makes me want to lounge on a lovely patio, with a lemonade...and it wouldnt hurt if this patio was outfitted with retro decor

I love how colourful and fun these 'retro' patios and their furniture are!

(check out this retro blog)

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Retro Recipe- Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Time for another retro recipe!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I have never had pineapple upside down cake... and I'm not sure I would like it. Lovely readers, have you had it before?

You will need:
  • 1 can(s) (20 1/2 ounce) pineapple rings in pineapple juice

  • 12 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup(s) light brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 1/2 cup(s) dark brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 1/3 cup(s) chopped pecans

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar

  • Directions

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Drain the pineapples and discard the juice. Place the pineapples on six layers of paper towel and allow the excess liquid to absorb for 5 minutes. Flip the rings over onto a dry spot of the towel and repeat.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons of butter, pour it into a 10-inch round cake pan, and sprinkle with the brown sugars. Arrange the pineapple rings in a single layer over the brown sugars, sprinkle with the nuts, and set aside.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Lightly beat the eggs, yolks, and vanilla together in a small bowl and set aside. Beat the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

  • Reduce speed to low and alternately mix in the flour mixture and egg mixture. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean — about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes on wire rack. Run a small, sharp knife around the edge of the pan to release cake.


    Monday, 27 June 2011

    Modern Monday- on the patio

    Ive been wanting to "decorate" my patio... which really means clean off the stuff that's currently on it that doesn't need to be and make it a nice place I want to relax at.

    I have some fabulous patio chairs already, which are bright and big and great to sit in. All I need now is a table or two, maybe a string of lights, a rig of sorts, and a lemonade pitcher!

    Superstore has some 'lollipop tables' on sale for $30, in nice bright colours. Exactly what I want! They also sell strings of lights... although I kind of fancy some tikki or chili pepper lights...

    Homesence is also a great place to get random patio things... like trays, plates and bowls, bbq utensils,  glass pitchers, and really who knows what else, as they always have weird knick knacks.

    Ikea, another oh so modern shop, also has cheap, well, everything. Here is some lovely, and bright, Ikea summer decor I wouldnt mind having on my patio

    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    The New Cats in Town

    4 Stroke Custom Culture is Edmonton's newest kustom kulture boutique.
    While not only do they carry retro and pin up inspired clothing, they also have a tattoo parlour.


    The boutique is outfitted with retro decor, which is simple and classic. Display tables are none other than 1950's dinner tables. Hub cabs, tin signs and original 'retro' photography  decorate the store walls. And pops of retro canisters, tins, crates and the like are found throughout

    A fantastic retro original cabinet sits lovingly in the store front window, accompanied by mannequins dressed in their Sunday best.

    4 Stroke Custom Culture offers unique English designs, as well as the more known lines like Betty Page, Threadless, and Liquor Brand among others. They also have men's clothing, so ladies feel free to bring your fella along!
    They have a gorgeous selection of jewelry and evening bags, and as of this week, hair accessories and jewelry by none other than your very own Miss V Vixen!

    Thirsty Thursday- Mojito

    The Mojito... the perfect summer time drink... and now that it is officially summery and all, its time we get cracking and enjoy it with refreshing summery cocktails

    4 lime wedged or 1oz fresh lime juice
    1 tablespoon of super fine sugar
    6-8 fresh mint leaves
    2oz of light rum
    3-4 oz of chilled club soda

    In the bottom on a glass muddle together lime wedges/lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves until the sugar has dissolved.
    Add the Rum
    Fill the glass with ice and top with Club Soda
    Garnish with a sprig of mint!

    If you fancy spicing things up, trying adding some berries and kiwi.


    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    Retro Recipe- sandwhich sponge cake

    Im moving the weekly retro recipe to Tuesday... so, here you go... today's Retro Recipe is:

    Sand which Sponge cake, of the traditional British kind...

    This recipe is oh so easy... and not too heavy for those hot summer days coming our way. This cake is perfect for a picnic or bbq... or perhaps afternoon tea...

    150 g of self raising flour
    3 eggs
    150 g of margarine
    150 g of castor sugar

    and something to put in the middle... jam, custard, pudding... whatever you fancy, I suppose

    1.  Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180°C, 350°F then mix the sugar and margarine together until creamy.
    2.  Beat the eggs then add one at a time, stirring until it is runny.
    3.  At this point you could add flavour if you wanted.
    4.  Sieve the flour into the bowl, then mix altogether until all the flour is gone.
    5.  Grease the tins with margarine and then divide equally between two tins, and bake for 25 minutes.
    6.  Take them out and put on a cooling tray for 10 minutes.
    7.  Cut out both sides, then spread filling and put them together like a sandwich.
    This sounds so simple and so yummy... I wish I had some to eat right now!


    Monday, 20 June 2011

    Modern Monday- welcome to the jungle

    Its Modern Monday!

    Well, because of the non stop rain this weekend, I was unable to go to any garage sales, which was very disappointing. I also didn't even really go to any shops... as the rain makes me want to stay inside my warm, dry house.

    Today I fancy looking at some animal print home decor... something that has come and gone and come again. I love animal print decor. Even when it is in modern shapes and sizes, it still has a luxurious retro quality feel to it. Its sexy, classic, and chic. Here are some lovely 'modern' pieces I found online