Hey guys, bet you weren’t expecting an update, I wasn’t expecting to make one!
So I was going through some housekeeping around here; getting ready for behind-the-scenes fixing, blah blah, and I found our blog admin page and the blogs email have been .. let’s say – in scientific terms – it’s been fucking up, and I didn’t realise it hasn’t shown comments or pingbacks from the past two. years.
I have been spending the day going through them, so if you’ve sent comments and been waiting for replies or pingbacks to work, I’m so sorry! A few are old and about our old site optimisation but if there’s anything you need answered, just comment with “bump” on the post you want your comment replied to. Any site layout things are one of the points we’ll be playing with over the break.
Thank you guys for being so cool with us and following us! We love you guys a lot!
It’s been a damn doozy of a year, hasn’t it? What’re some of the stuff we’ve done around here? Well…
This year we made a lot of food, starting with sweet and savoury chickpeas to snack on and our personal favourite around here, Feta Me Meli for some sweet and crispy feta goodness. We also kept the sweet treat train going with three-ingredient mousse and apple galettes. Look I’m not one to toot my own horn but TOOT-DAMN-TOOT these apple galettes are so damn good, especially with maple. But let’s not forget Halloween month where we worked with apples again and made black caramel apples then a spooky platter with sweet, salty and savoury to enjoy before topping it off with some Bat Outta Meatloaf.
Speaking of Halloween, we also did some fancy nail effects- reptilian, dragonlike scale claw nails and branded/scorched ‘cross’ nails. I also shared some of the US-based places I’d love to go to for Halloween!
We also started a YouTube channel of the highest quality! It included a little summer makeup chuck, kit or keep and reviews of Sephora’s Gimme Some Lip pack and a Brand Spotlight of FLOWER Beauty. Not only did we do another review, this time for NARS lipstick pencils, but we also listed some realistic ways to take some years off (if you so feel the need to) and just posted a simple skincare routine.
Yes, I also had to share my love of Marvel by reviewing Sephora’s awesome brushes and giving some [read: ranting] theories on who would live vs die in Avengers: Endgame – and some I was actually right about!
Finally, I nudged you to try to use Pinterest’s secret boards and cooed over the Peace Island game, which is where I got the cute postcards from above!
One of our last posts this year was to give you some tips in summer blackouts, but really for any blackouts. Unfortunately, I was editing the post just as we were devastated by fires here in eastern Australia. The toll on every part of life here has been affected, including animals and their homes. You might have heard how Lewis the koala had to be put down because of his burns along with half of the koala population in Port Macquarie have died and 80% of their habitat destroyed. While they aren’t “functionally extinct” yet, as previously stated, they do need our help and a great way you can bring awareness or donate is to the Australian Koala Foundation, the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie and Koalas In Care.
This is the last from us for 2019! We’ll be back in January 2020 with some new stuff, so for any updates and ramblings, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Stay safe, eat well and we’ll see you in 2020!
Next post was supposed to be up today, however thanks to Mac’s stupid fucking Catalina update, I’ve been fighting with the computer since I woke up. I hope to have new content up in a few days!
Just wanted to let you know I’ve actually been looking after The Assistant lately as she hasn’t been in good health, but we hope to be back very soon with some posts for you!
Hope you’re all doing tubular,
Just a quick update in case you don’t follow us on Twitter or other social media; we’ve been waiting on permissions pertaining to a video we’ve made, so hopefully soon when we get the thumbs up we can show it to you!
Since we aren’t sure when we’ll be getting a response, I am making a new post that will hopefully be up by the end of today or, latest, tomorrow morning.
❤️ L & The Evil Assistant
Chickpeas can be such a divisive little legume, you either like it or hate it. Even when you like it, you might only like it one certain way (roasted) and not another (garlic and caramalised onion hummus).
For me, I actually really like roasted chickpeas, but only a few at a time so it doesn’t turn into dry, thick paste in my mouth. I also love garlic hummus but not that fond of plain hummus.
However, today I thought I’d give you a sweet and savory option if you want to give chickpeas another go, or want to scoff down a quick and easy snack.
For the sweet option I’m going to do just a simple maple syrup and for savory we’re going to get friendly with some seasonings. The great thing about both of these are that they are easily customisable, so if you want spices and a little heat, you can easily do that, or if you’re more into a honey-maply concoction, that’s super easy too.