Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY Xmas Gifts; Chai Tea Mix

One thing I usually crave when it's cold or rainy outside is Chai latte! 
My friend and I where all about the chai lattes last summer. I tried different brands and different chai lattes (I have discovered my fav now), but why not make your own mix?!
The awesome thing about making it yourself is that you can make it as peppery or as cinnamony as you like! (I prefer more star anise and cinnamon then pepper and ginger) 
What you need;
-Cinnamon sticks
-Star anise
-Dried ginger
1. Crush the cardamom, star anise and cloves 
2. With a meat hammer, smash the cinna-sticks
Note; Do not over crush, it's nice to see the shape of the spices
3. Mix it all together in a mason jar
When gifting, give paper tea bags (find them at a special tea store or a bamboo basket, find this in china town or asian store)
Et Voila! Your DIY Chai mix! 
Serve with with boiling water or cook a spoon full of spices with milk for a Chai Latte! 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

All that glitter is not gold...

 I couldn't help myself, but to wear the gold wedges. They are mighty comfortable and jazz up any outfit! Still I wish it was warmer out, just a few days and I'll be in warm CuraƧao.
Faux Fur Vest; DIY (last year), Pants; Primark, Leather Top; Zara, Gold Wedges; New Look
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Outfit Post; Thrifted Skirt

Talking about thrifted, in Amsterdam you can put old furniture outside (you would have to call trash company to pick it up), most of the times it's even gone before you get a chance to call. This amazing chair was up for grabs as well and if my house happened to be bigger I would have taken it...
That's the thing with thrifting, sometimes you find something awesome for an awesome tiny price, like my skirt that I paired with a vintage cropped knitted top.
What's your best vintage thrift??
Skirt; Thrifted at "I love Vintage", Top; Vintage (had it for years), Coat; Zara (old, similar styles "here")
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Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Xmas Gift; Chocolate Covered Spoons

I have seen these types of spoons before, a chunk of chocolate to stir in hot milk to create hot cocoa. Now I wanted to make them myself, in a smaller fancier version that makes your tastebuds tingle.
The one on the left is Dark Chili and the one on the left is White Vanilla-bean.
What you need;
-Plain blocks of chocolate (dark & white)
-Wooden Spoons
-Chili (from a grinder)
-Fresh vanilla bean
1. Break both chocolates and put in two bowls, add bit of chili flakes into one and the scraped vanilla bean into the other.
2. Bring a pot of water to boil and place the bowl in the pot*, stir occasionally till the chocolate is melted evenly.
*(this method is called "au bain-marie")
3. Scoop the spoons in the chocolate and place on a lined baking sheet 
leave them to cool down and refrigerate for a bit till chocolate is completely hard.
4. Package them in a plastic baggie and label them with custom-made labels.
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