1. Yakitori Kebabs


    • 4 tbsp Soya Sauce
    • 2 tbsp Japanese Mirin
    • 1 tbsp Clear Honey
    • 2.5cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 400g pack Chicken Breast Chunks
    • 4 salad onions, each cut into 3 pieces
    • 1 Romano (or red and or yellow) pepper, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • Button mushrooms, stalks removed and halved


    1. In a large bowl, mix together the soya sauce, mirin, honey, ginger and garlic. Add the chicken and stir well. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat the grill to high. Thread the chicken, salad onions, mushrooms, pepper pieces alternately, dividing them between 4 metal skewers, reserving the marinade.
    3. Place the kebabs on the grill rack and brush liberally with the marinade. Cook for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with the marinade. The chicken should be cooked until the juices run clear and there is no pink meat; the vegetables should be lightly charred.
  2. (Source: pusheen)

  3. toxicmoxxie:

    Is this durttle door on a beach in England? If so, I’ve been there

    looks like it, I live 40 minutes from it <3 Not the best pic of it though!

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  4. botanicalbalthazar:

    1. Do not trust PETA. PETA’s requirements for a company to be on their cruelty free list and use their rabbit logo are flimsy at best. In short it requires the company to sign a waver produced by PETA saying that they do not do animal testing and promise not to in the future. This ‘qualification’…

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  5. botanicalbalthazar:

    Welcome to Loop the Loop!

    Berties sister has just started up her new website selling vintage and contemporary homeware and as some of you know I’ve been doing a bit of knitting for her site.

    Her products are beautiful and this is a really fantastic opportunity for me to get some extra money towards my Horticulture qualifications.

    There’s a click through link to her website so please have a look and purchase anything you fancy!

    Free ways to help:

    • Reblog! The more people that visit the site the better!
    • Google search Loop the Loop UK, the website looptheloop.org.uk should be on the first page about 6 down.
    • Or even better Google Vintage homeware UK, her site is the first non paid advert on the second page. The higher up she is on the google search the more web traffic she will get :)

    Thanks guys!

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  6. botanicalbalthazar:


    To support the movement for marriage equality in the U.K., Ben & Jerry’s is changing the name of its apple pie ice cream to Apple-y Ever After, with a design featuring a wedding cake topped with two grooms. More.

    …are they not doing it to support equal marriage in the U.S.?  Where the company was formed and based?

    What is the difference between marriage and a civil-partnership. Apart from the church being involved, I don’t think the law should force churches to let gay people get married in them. Gay people can get married just not in a church!

    It’s not only being allowed to perform a ceremony in a church, its that religious readings, music or symbols are banned in any form of the ceremony. There are homosexuals who are religious, as there are plenty of heterosexuals who are not. I’m sure there are plenty of non-religious couples who have their “white wedding”, and likewise heterosexual couples who choose to have a religion free marriage, how is that fair to those homosexuals couples who consider religion an important part of their lives?

    I have gay friends who wouldn’t have a marriage because religion is not part of their lives, it’s just having that freedom to choose, equal rights n’ all.

    (Source: gaywrites, via botanicalbalthazar-deactivated2)

  7. bestmadeco:

    Shed Dreams
    By Matthew Beaudin, Best Made Guide to Colorado

    Sheds represent history, but they also stand for something more important and more beautiful to a young person in Telluride: possibility. Even as the Telluride real-estate market exhaled and prices fell, people like me never thought we could own a piece of this place.

    I saw it there, its barnwood curling at the corners and its tin nearly black, and I could imagine myself in it, drinking coffee and looking out my tiny front window as it snowed heavy and cold, my dog curled up at the far end of the room, chasing something in a dream. 

    I wondered what history I could add to it.

    I didn’t think much more about it until a year later, when my friend said, “Heard of an alley shack for sale,” as we ski-toured on a cold monochrome morning.

    I drifted away. I’d been looking for a little house—with a palatable price tag—for a year or so. No one like me ever wants to leave this place; we just can’t afford to scratch our way in. I recalled the little shed that could. I wanted something like that—something with years of imperfections and years of history on its boards. Something that was unlike anything else. Something that would welcome my old Schwinn town bike with open arms.

    “Yeah,” he said, jarring me from my daydream. “And it’s really cheap.”

    Cheap, in Telluride, is a mathematical expression in which price is relative to income and divided by long-term job prospects…

    As excerpted from “Shed Dreams,” Best Made Guide to Colorado, Matthew C Beaudin’s tale of sprucing up an old miner’s shed he bought in Telluride, Colorado. Read the entire story here.

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  8. "The Sand People will be back, and in greater numbers."

  9. We’re moving…!


  10. Kindle Love: Skins and Covers

    Domestic Sluttery posted earlier today with some lush Kindle covers. I also received a kindle for Christmas, and I love it! I put all my uni notes (converted to PDFs) on it and it saves me printed everything out as I don’t really like reading everything off a screen. My parents got me a standard black cover which is really great, but seeing some of the more decorative covers makes me a little jel, so I might have to invest in a fun skin for my birthday in March! 

    Here’s a really fun Dr Who skin from Etsy seller stickitskins! (Just under £10, £12 with postage and packaging from the US)

    Or how about something a little more sophisticated and traditional (PaperMoonHouse Approx. £16)

    Or there’s this beautiful patterned cover with padding and heavy weight interfacing for sturdiness (The2SistersShoppe £24)