A few years ago I posted this recipe for a Thai style Bruschetta
on Something Scrumptious and Something Gorgeous. I don’t know where the
recipe originally came from so I hope I’m not breaking any
serious copyright laws by reposting the recipe. The reason I’m
reposting is because this recipe is so delicious, it can be eaten with
crusty bread or with any meat, fish or chicken cooked on the BBQ. It is great
alternative to the Italian version and delicious chilled during this warm
weather. But best of all it’s so simple to make!
4 firm vine-ripened tomatoes, finely chopped
1 small red onion
Juice and shredded rind from 1 lime
1 tsp peanut oil
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp Thai fish sauce
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 bunch coriander leaves only
½ cup salted peanuts, chopped
Place the tomatoes and onion into a medium bowl. Place the
juice, rind, oil, sugar and sauces into a jug and whisk to combine. Pour
dressing over the tomato mixture; add the coriander leaves and peanuts. Toss to
Have you checked
out the Reed Gift Fair Blog lately? If you haven’t, Why not? Their Blog has
some fantastic articles on the latest home trends including a weekly column
written by us! Here’s our latest article for you…
Mirrors have always played an important role in the interior design world. A well-placed mirror can reflect light around a room, make a room appear larger or even give the illusion that a space is more open. A mirror can alter or reflect a view all while injecting some personality into the room.
Large or small, framed or unframed, a round mirror looks good in any room of the house.
This mirror from Koh Living is oval with a sleek brass frame and leather strap, we love its simplicity and the way it adds interest to the space.
Many trends come and go but decorating with mirrors, in particular round mirrors, seems to be a trend that’s here to stay.
Toni and Giulia,
Who Are We?
Our names are Toni and Giulia. We are both passionate about interiors and write about this passion or obsession, on our Blog Something Gorgeous. We both love to shop, drink coffee (or wine) and natter about our lives. We get excited about gorgeous interiors, delicious food, inspiring photography and beautiful books or magazines. Between us we have 7 children so we know what it’s like to juggle work and play!To find out more about us visit our blog Something Gorgeous or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram
This apartment in Paris had me staring with
my mouth wide open!Everything about it
is stunning, from the gorgeous parquet flooring laid in a chevron pattern, amazing
moulding on the ceiling and walls, and the exquisite marble fireplaces dotted
throughout the home. Seriously could this place be any more beautiful?
Did you notice the George Nelson Lamps in
differing shapes used throughout the home?
Gorgeous linens and sheer curtains, breathtaking.
More photos and information about this apartment can be found here. Cheers, Toni
I've had this piano since I was eight years old; it has a lot of sentimentality attached to it. The piano didn't come with a stool and this one was bought probably about 20 years ago. The stool has always been chipped and a bit shabby but I like the shape. Over the years the cushion has undergone many recovering attempts, however nothing has been just right...until now.
Last week I took my sad piano stool cushion to be recovered. I chose a cowhide in brown and I love it. My photography doesn't really do the stool justice, so take my word for it when I say it looks amazing.
It's lovely how sometimes just updating one simple thing in a room can suddenly breathe new life into a space. Cheers, Toni
I'm still trying to update my home office, I wrote here about the 6 key elements my home office must include: 1. Natural Light 2. Space 3. Storage 4. Accessibility 5. Lighting 6. Atmosphere Read why I chose these as my top 6 here
This home office is a little too busy for me, however there are elements I do like, for example there is so much storage, the owners have used all available space in what looks like a well thought out space.
I love the way this home office is so well organised, I also love that its white! For now I'm still in the planning stage, but I feel I'm getting closer to what I want my home office to look like. Cheers, Toni
This week my husband and I are enjoying experiencing 'Empty Nest Syndrome'. It's weird really not having any children at home and in all seriousness I'm not sure I'm looking forward to the time when it becomes a permanent thing in my life. Anyway right now I'm determined to embrace the positive side, like a tidy house and hardly any washing and ironing and plenty of time for me.
Embracing the me thing has meant a distinct lack of grocery shopping so dinner has often meant a dig around in the freezer to see what I can find. Last night I found pork chops. Now my husband is for some strange reason not a big fan of the humble pork chop (I love them) so I went hunting for a recipe to jazz them up.
The recipe had to include ingredients I already had at home as remember I'm trying to avoid all forms of grocery shopping until absolutely necessary.