Thursday, 31 March 2016

Strawberry Snaps: March

march-marchy-marchy-march
we can't think of something to rhyme. arch.

nice save there with the rhyming -super smooth.
you know what else has been super smooth this month 
the chocolate
oh look at you go glen coco! whatta segway!

as most of you know March houses one of our very best days of the year:
EASTER SUNDAYYYYYYYYYY yoooooo

(please see posts here, here and here for exactly what us two little rascals got up to.
back to the post)

we also ate lots of other food (beth)
drank cocktails (em)
and took a fair amount of selfies (both)

now let's get cracking (LOL) with the photos

@emily_oregan

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New Soap & Glory faves/birthdays/night out/Happy Mothering Sunday to my beautiful mumma

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Beer pong tournament/Happiest day/Saturday night selfie/Faves

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Black velvets with Irish Mickey/Summer prep/Bank holiday brunch/Bottomless Bellini brunch

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Pretty cocktail setting/Easter present wrapping/Easter table setting/Easter brunch by my little sissy

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Back to the grind/New table/My new bible/Breakfast desk diaries 2

@bethanyoregan

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spinach pesto pasta/just a casual day at the office with @soapandglory/Mother's Day lunch/February Favourites

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nighttime skincare routine/bundled up for this spring weather/evening snack/#ootd for Glamour Beauty Festival

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dinner at ask yesterday/proud member of #thebreakfastclub/making Pom Pom bunnies/finally reunited

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roast time/yesterday's cat-eye though/pizza pizza pizza/dishoom dinner

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brunch brunch brunch/the calm before the storm/happy Easter/what's better than a normal pizza? A CHOCOLATE PIZZA

now we've had a little cheeky taste of Spring we want more!!
hmmm but maybe with a tad more sun please
that would be great - thanks!
and HELLO APRIL!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Egg Decorating

now that we're all full up on brunch
it's time for Easter's main event...
CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE

after a super successful (for meeeeeeeeeee - beth here btw) gingerbread house competition
we decided to do round two:
an Easter Egg Competition

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one bucket and one chick filled with the ultimate in decorations:
icing, sweets and more chocolate!

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and the other thing that you need is an egg, duh
(preferably of the easter variety)

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who needs professional easter egg stand?
not two little strawberries

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emmy being all fancy and stuff with the icing

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beth perfecting that marshmallow hair

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oooooh sissy
what a cute little chicky

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and here's the finish masterpieces..

beth's entitled: Mrs Not-Potato Head

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mummy strawb's creation: FAB-erge egg

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emily's Easter Extravaganza  

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daddy strawberry's Abstract Alien

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and because they were all just sooooo good - we all won!
do you know what the prize was?
ooooh yeah
getting to devour our creations afterwards
and in mumma strawb's world that meant literally straight after
like it's not even in the next photo straight after

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bye bye easter
at least you can live on for a few more weeks days hours
while we finish off our chocolate supplies
c ya next year!
x

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter (Straw)Bunny brunch

happy easter!!!!!!!
there's two main things that a strawberry does best when it's a holiday:
decorations & brunch.
so for this easter we... er... decorated and had brunch.
please see below the photographic evidence...

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gotta have signposts to guide guests (e.g. mummy and daddy strawb) to the food

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yep, we made a paper chain.
that's right. we're cool.

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CUE THE TABLE DECORATIONS

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oh and yep, we also have bunny headbands.
again #cool

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cheep cheep 

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oooohhhh salmon AND spinach
we've changed

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do you remember when we made soda bread together
here's it sliced all upppp

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#loveabirdseyeviewshot

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we went for a pretty classic selection:
sausage, bacon, hash browns, egg and chorizo
cos one type of sausage just isn't enough

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beth taking the salmon and putting it on the soda bread
such a rule breaker

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what's a bunch without a mimosa?!?!?!?!
it isn't one. 
hmmm actually... we'll accept bellini or prosecco too

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k so we're just gonna stuff our faces... brb

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see you laters for some pudding x

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Easter Soda Bread

ALERT ALERT ALERT
IT'S EASTER BAKING TIME
and in the Strawberry Sister household easter baking doesn't include
cakes or chocolate or eggs (SAY WHAT?!)
cos it's bread yo
and not just any kind of bread - one specifically for all you yeast-hating folks...
soda bread!

and all you'll need is:
170g wholemeal flour
170g plain flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
290ml buttermilk
(maybe a lil drop of milk if needed)

IT'S THAT SIMPLE

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up first, turn the oven to 200 Celsius 

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weigh out the wholemeal flour

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next, weigh out the plain flour
you HAVE to do it in that order
COS WE SAY SO!
okay okay we'll let you do it the other way round - but only cos you asked so nicely

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pour the two flours into a bowl

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then scoop in the bicarbonate of soda and salt

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now comes the medium-ly difficult part

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make a little cheeky well in the mixture

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and fill it with gooey oozy buttermilk

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p.s. if the mixture's a little too dry, pour in a few smidges of milk too

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then get those hands in there!
(thanks mama strawb for being our hand model)

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once you've squidged the dough enough it's time to plop it on the side

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shape the dough into a cute little circle and give it a nice little pat down

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and final step - cut a cross into the top

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OVEN TIME
30 mins later and 
boom
your dough has got a nice little tan!

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And it doesn't taste half bad either!!!!!
so now rather than popping to the shops for a lil loaf, just whip one up yourself
bake off eat your heart out!
x
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