Comfort Food at Home

Comfort Food at Home

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! After pigging out on WAY too many Easter eggs, I’ve decided to skip baking this week (for the sake of my waistline), so unfortunately there won’t be any new recipes this week. Fear not, I will be back with a new cookie recipe next week!

I thought I’d do a post about my favorite comfort food meals that I make for my family. Dinner is definitely the most important meal for me. I’m not a big breakfast eater (mainly just cereal or coffee & biscotti) and I’m not really that fussed about lunch, unless I’m eating out at a nice restaurant. So dinner is the biggest meal of the day in my house. I am trying to lose weight, but I can’t bring myself to eat salad or veggies every night, so I do indulge a bit in my midweek comfort food (midweek, weekend, whenever really!).

One of my absolute favorite meals is the humble burger. I love making fresh beef patties or spicing a perfectly succulent chicken breast and topping it with cheese, tomatoes, pickles, onions and homemade burger sauce. This is definitely my ultimate comfort food! To make it complete I usually add some oven baked fries or homemade onion rings.

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Another firm favorite is Italian food. Mainly pizza and pasta. I make homemade pizza every second Friday night and I usually end up making pasta once a week. I love simple pizzas and pastas. My go-to topping for pizza is Parma ham and I love any pasta in a creamy sauce topped with Parmesan cheese!

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We’ve also become rather big fish eaters. If you had told my teenage self that I would be indulging in seafood as an adult, I would have fallen on the floor laughing. I used to hate the stuff. Now, there’s nothing better than some good old fish & chips (with tartar sauce of course)!

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And last, but not least, is our love of Asian food. We get major cravings for chow mein, sweet & sour or a good Thai meal. When it comes to Asian food, the simpler the better. I love simple Asian flavors made with only a few ingredients. One of my go-to midweek Asian comfort meals is a cheat’s version of a Korean beef bowl (made with ground beef, soy sauce, sugar, spices, spring onion and rice). It’s SO simple and extremely yummy!

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Obviously, there are many, many more comfort meals that I absolutely love, but these are definitely in my top 10! I’d love to hear what your favorite comfort meals are, so please get in touch with me!

Our Personal Collection of Cool Stuff

Our Personal Collection of Cool Stuff

We thought it might be a good idea to start sharing photos of our personal collection of antiques & collectables with you. Now you’ll be able to see what inspires us everyday and hopefully we can get you inspired to use antiques and vintage items in your home!

First up is our late 19th century French Walnut bed. We adore this bed because it has Art Nouveau details. You’ll also notice our 1960s prints of Alphonse Mucha posters above the bed. I love these posters (I have many more dotted around the house). 

  
In the next photo you can see more of our Alphonse Mucha posters. I also love this antique Crystoleum of a beautiful art nouveau style woman (I think I might have a slight obsession with everything art nouveau!).

   

 
I absolutely love our 1860s oil painting of an old stone mill (fell in love with it at an auction). A new addition to our collection is this antique camera with original stand, which is a great decor piece.

  
We hope you enjoyed seeing our collection and I’ll be posting more photos of our collections every few weeks 😄

 

Factory Cart Coffee Tables

Factory Cart Coffee Tables

We’d like to introduce you to the first product in our decor range, the factory cart coffee table! Inspired by the American factory carts of the early 1900’s, used for moving furniture & fabrics around the factory floor.

It’s a great statement piece and will add that vintage industrial look to any space.

They’re manufactured in Durban, South Africa and assembled by hand. We use reclaimed Oregon pine and cast iron to make these coffee tables look like vintage factory carts.

This item is a must-have for anyone wanting to add a bit of vintage industrial flair, so please check out these details:

  • Made from reclaimed Oregon pine
  • Wheels & mountings are cast iron
  • 120 cm (length) x 75 cm (width) x 38 cm (height)
  • Wood finishes/stains available: Natural, Walnut or Antique Oak
  • Manufacturing time: 4-6 weeks
  • Price: R 6750 (ZAR)

We will also be offering a customizing service where you can adjust the length & width of the coffee table to suit your needs. You will also have the option of having 2 x small wheels & 2 x large wheels or 4 x large wheels per cart. Just let us know what you would like and we will give you a quote for your customized table.

This cart can be used as a coffee table, a shop display, in a man cave, office or even in a restaurant!

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