Sunday, 8 January 2012

sunday supper

a healthy vegan supper for the new year

onion bhajiis with carrot & cucumber salad

onion bhajiis

white onions
gram (chickpea) flour
ground cumin
podered tumeric
ground black pepper

sweat onions, spices and seasoning in oil.
whem onions are soft, mix into thickish batter with the flour and some water.
shallow fry on highish heat, turning once, and trying not to maim yourself with splashes of hot oil.


olive oil

grate carrots, dice cucumber, chop parsley.
mix into bowl with a small amount of s&p, lemon juice and olive oil.

serve with chilli jam. mmmmmmm!

(full disclosure: before we ate this, we ate a large pack of serrano ham straight out of the packet, like pigs, cannibal pigs eating other pigs)

oh, sad day

i always hate the when the day comes every year to take down the tree.

we went with pompoms and popcorn this year

our poor living room looks naked.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

happy new year!

and happy new lazycozy! 
after a stressful and difficult 2011, 2012 is a year of fresh starts and creativity in the l.c. household, so lazycozy is back.

christmas was all about extreme re-couperation after the annual retail (and merchandising) hell. it was low key and lovely.

we have been working on many projects over the past year, including the black hallway and a bargainous new ercol daybed for the living room, both of which need a few final tweaks and fixes. 
(if one looks closely one can see the double sided tape that has failed to keep tthe fabric trim under the picture rail on, and cat scratches on our home made indian "silver" dresser")

there will be many lovely updates on our decorating to come!

we have started the new year with healthy strawberry and banana smoothies, and i have started it with new blond hair! 
the photo makes it look ok, but in reality it is a weird orangey colour until i can bleach it again tomorrow.

the snazzy bandage on my hand is a result of a bad fall in november.

by far the worst event of 2011 in the l.c. house was the death of poor little mew mew, but now these two have come to live with us, mr clyde being very co-operative and photogenic, and miss bonnie being almost impossible to tame!

here's to a fantastic new year!!