Friday, March 27, 2009


This month we all give you our favourite easy recipes!!

I don't cook, I only bake, my husband LOVES cooking, so who am I to deprive him? So much for legendary Cooking of French Women (haha, I'm with Agathe on the degenerate bit :D)
So my recipe today is a hearty/heavy dessert/breakfast from my native Brittany: Le Far Breton. Dates back from the 18th century, first baked for religious festivals, traditionally full of prunes (but can't find any here in Turkey, would you believe, so I make mine with sultanas), it's heavy and sweet and will melt in your mouth. Funny texture, no baking powder and a piece of cake to make :P
It used to be the stapled dessert of family sunday roasts, I understand why my mother made this on a regular basis: 3 kids at home, always hungry and moaning for bits to munch on, but this 'Far' fills corners, so she got peace and quiet for a few hours... :)


Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 50 min

Ingredients (serves 6 - 8 people):

- 200 gr. (or 2 cups) of flour
- 200 gr. (or 1 cup) of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 litre of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or packet of vanilla sugar)
- 300 gr. (or 10 oz) of pitted dried prunes (or sultanas, dried apricots, etc.)


Mix all the ingredients together, except the prunes (or sultanas…), then pour the preparation in a pan.

Put the pan on medium heat and stir it up continuously until this mixture thickens a little. This should take 4 or 5 minutes.

Butter a baking dish, and pour in half of the preparation.
Lay out the prunes, and pour the rest of the mixture in the dish.

Oven cook at medium heat 180 degree C (350°F) for approximately 50 min.

Eat cold.

Here's one I made earlier (does not look much, but tastes great!!!)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


To celebrate the return of the sun (well, almost...) after a really long winter full of thunderstorms and icy winds, here are 2 charm necklaces with soft colours, bringing out my little skippy step, announcing warmth coming back to this side of the world...Long necklaces, 68 and 75 cm.

Pour célébrer le retour (ou presque) du soleil apres un hiver vraiment trop long, plein d'orages et de vents glacés, voici deux colliers breloques qui me font sautiller de par leurs couleurs, et qui annonce le retour de la chaleur dans ma partie du monde...Colliers longs 68 et 75 cm

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Finished this pendant yesterday... I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA why I called it "Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds", the title just popped in, and everything else went blank... Mind you, that happens to me quite often - BLANK - See?!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Boutique in Zibbet/Nouvelle boutique sur Zibbet

I have moved all my silver items to
Mes bijoux en argent .925 sont maintenant sur Zibbet:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Growing Lilies

A few pics to show you my favourite flowers growing and unfolding...They are the same 2 flowers, pics are taken over a few days.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sexy Turquoise

A drop-shaped turquoise in a sexy teal corset... Took me an entire day to work out how to do it, and this is my very first attempt, and I hopefully will get better with the gorgeous raspberry jasper I've got lined up for my second.

Une turquoise en forme de goutte, dans un corset sexy aux tons verts-bleus. Il m'a fallu une journée entière pour réussir à fabriquer ce collier. C'est mon premier essai, et j'espère que je vais m'améliorer avec la fabulouse goutte de jaspis framboise que j'ai choisie pour la deuxième de cette série.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh, my head.../ Aïe, ma tête...

This is what happens when wire-wrapping with a bit of a fuzzed up head, there's no stopping me... Should have called it 'The Morning After the Night Before'. :P
Called 'Crowned'instead. :)

Voici ce qui arrive lorsque je wire-wrap avec la tête pleine des excès de la veille... :P Pauvre perle de jaspis, je parie qu'elle ne s'attendait pas à se faire couronner comme ça!! :)