Thursday, 29 December 2011

Presents and pecan pie

I thought I would share some of the thoughtful gifts I got this Christmas. Because let's face it, that's pretty much what everyone is doing, just playing with their presents. I finally got myself a copy of 'Luella's guide to English Style' which has been imperative to my fashion forecasting work I just handed in.

Finally got my hand on some Cath Kidston mixing bowls which all slot nicely together like russian dolls.
An Estee Lauder red lipstick to replace the lost lipstick of a few months back! I don't think I go a day without wearing some sort of lipstick. Unless it's a really bad day.

Quite hilariously too I got given this American cooking book - which actually has some fab recipes, (once you get used to the measurements being in 'cups', and everything drowning in butter). Once such example was 'Imperial Inkeepers Pecan Pie'. I can't help but pronounce it like 'pee-kaan'.

It tastes amazing and it's now my new favourite thing to make. Even made the pastry from scratch. Impressive stuff I know!

Now to ponder the thought of starting a diet in January...



  1. A recipe! I'm so proud of you! I made pecan pie for Thankgiving last year. Some lovely thoughtful gifts. I also got some lovely gifts including an Argentine recipe book - in both Spanish and English so that I can learn as I cook :)

  2. Thanks :-) It's so yummy, I'm in half minds whether to bring it to your pudding party or not?

    That's such a lovely idea, you get to learn the most important part of the language - cooking! xx