Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We get compliments all the time for our oilcloth tablecloths. They really do make life easier - especially with messy meals, you don't have to compromise good looks for functionality!
Just this weekend Mindi made delicious finger lickin' good ribs for her family and pulled out the oilcloth so that everyone could dig in and enjoy without worrying about dirtying the setting! A simple wipedown afterwards and it was all cleared up!
Here is the recipe for ribs you must try - its a masterchef recipe but we cook it for 3 hours instead of 1.5 so the meat falls off the bone!
Also - a handy oilcloth tip: You can actually iron on the reverse of our oilcloth tablecoths to remove any creases from it being folded in storage. Once you've ironed it softens up and drapes nicely on your table.
Friday, May 04, 2012
We’re very excited to show you some adorable photos of our very gorgeous Mindi and her soon to be hubby Adam. These amazing engagement photos were taken by the very talented Leisa from White Fluffy Cloud photography.
Mindi styled the shoot true to her characteristic vintage style with some of her favourite tea cups, fresh flowers, Mud ceramics and delicious treats all displayed so beautifully on a Dandi Lilly Pilly tablecloth. We can’t wait for the big day in October – we’re all so excited!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Yesterday the Dandi ladies sat down to a beautiful lunch together. For what reason? Because a girl's gotta eat! Mindi made a scrummy quiche (pastry and all) and we used vintage fine bone china tea cups afterwards.
It was very pish posh, very girly and very fun. It's so nice to step away from the usual work day routine and treat yourselves to a play date, and thats what we did. We were ladies who lunch, we loved it.
Mindi's Tuna and Pea Quiche
- 1 Qty Shortcrust pastry (recipe follows)
Preheat your oven to 180ºC. Roll out your pastry to 0.5cm thick and place into a 22cm loose bottomed tart tin. Trim excess, and prick base with a fork. Line pastry case with greaseproof paper and baking weights (use rice or dried beans if you don't have baking weights) and pop in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove baking weights and paper and bake blind for another 10 minutes.
Serve with a simple salad on the side.
150 gms butter
Chop butter into cubes and place with sifted flour into an electric mixing bowl. Mix on low until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Slow add iced water, a tablespoon at a time and increase speed to medium. When the mixture forms a ball pull out, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.
(Note: you can use your hands to mix the pastry dough but we are lazy!)
Monday, May 10, 2010
For Mother's Day lunch Mindi baked this Pecan Pie with a recipe adapted from the SBS cooking show, Food Safari. Unfortunately is got gobbled up so quickly that she could only photograph it halfway through it being devoured, crumbs and all! The Bamboo chopping board made an excellent serving and cutting platter.
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day too!
Friday, December 04, 2009
Mindi was the lucky recipient of a very special housewarming present from the rest of the Dandi ladies when they came over for some dumplings a few weekends ago.
These gorgeous butter knives are still in their original silk lined case and what is even more special is that the card from the gift giver is still attached!
The card reads: "To Muriel, with love and all good wishes, from Mabel - 25/12/1925
Pretty special huh?!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Yesterday the Dandi ladies all celebrated Mindi's Birthday! We sampled two different types of cake, Chocolate Mud and Orange and Almond flourless, as well as delicious cupcakes from My Little Cupcake(courtesy of a friend in Cairns - how cute!).
We also sat down to the traditional Dandi birthday lunch of yummy sushi and present unwrapping....
Two pressies! + a gorgeous handmade card by resident dandi Artist,Manny
Pressie number 1: The very cool new book by Sydney chick Kelly Doust: The Crafty Minx
Some projects from the book: Top: Beach Bag - a summer essential! Bottom: Elegant clutch? Yes please!
Pressie 2: Speaking of elegant clutches... how gorgeous is this Organic
Cotton clutch from aussie company Apple & Bee. Now Mindi just needs to go shoe shopping for some killer heels to match!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Very often in life, a change is as good as a holiday, and with this in mind Caroline and Mindi decided to spice up their living spaces with some yummy new cushions from Pad.
We first spotted Pad over a year ago and have been loving their gear ever since. The current collection features an awesome range of colours including fresh green, sapphire and ash grey and the quality of fabric is the very best - durable and snuggly at the same time.
Its fair to say we went a little crazy and our living rooms could now double as Pad showrooms, but the end result breathes new life and inspiration into our worlds and that is what is most important, right?
You can find Pad cushions at the following stores in Sydney: