Saturday, February 7, 2015

Trading Card Collection

I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs this morning, one of which is NerdBurger. She posted about some old trading cards that she discovered while cleaning her house. I got so excited about this because it got me thinking of my trading card collection, which to be honest is not all that big, but what I do have I'm super excited about!
Long story short, here is my Elvira card collection and my Mars Attacks! collection.


 These next two are stills from the movie, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Love that film so much!

 The one that says Apirls Ticket to Terror is actually the card for Taurus, which is my sign; there is the full zodiac in this book.

 This is not the full collection of Elvira cards that I have, just wanted to give you a little glimpse.
MARS ATTACKS! I don't know that there is anywhere that Tim Burton shows his love for B movies as well as he does in this film. Love it!

 I love the retro looks of these cards, they're just awesome!
 Just in case you are wondering, I DO have this film in my Tin Burton collection. I've finally gotten to the point where the number of Burton movies I HAVE is more than the number I DON'T HAVE. Nearly a full collection! VICTORY WILL BE MINE!

So that's my trading card collection. If you are interested in seeing the full Elvira set just let me know in the comments and I will hook you up. Laters!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Peasant Soup

I guess this is a fairly traditional recipe for peasant soup. Generally the idea is that you put some odds and ends, always the last bits of a few extra veges you have hanging around your fridge, together in a broth and voila, you have soup. Typical soup veg include carrots and celery and for some protein, there are some beans added. I will include a list of what I put in this soup, as per the recipe from the Miss Dahl book, but you really can put whatever you like in it.
carrots
celery
onion
kale
broad beans
beef broth
salt and pepper

This was really just a matter of dicing the vegetables, lightly frying the onions and putting everything together in a pot. You can have more or less broth if you want it soupy or stewy, I probably ended up using about 1 litre of stock.
Fry the onions, add the veges and cook for about five minutes on medium heat. Add your stock and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the beans and cook for another 15 minutes, salt and pepper taste. Serve with a lovely crust of bread and tuck in. Perfect for a chilly autumn evening.

Cheers!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dark Maroon with Teal Spots




New nail art post! I wanted to do something in a darker shade for autumn but I wasn't happy with just the maroon all by itself. Since I have been on a teal kick all summer (dying my hair that color for a start) I thought I would give it one last hurrah before putting it away, so I added little polka dots. I would love to hear about the ways you may be celebrating autumn as well.

Hope you had an awesome weekend!