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Make your own Garlic Oil

Do you know what you can never ever have enough of in a meal? Garlic. Garlic, Garlic, Garlic. It has got to be the key player in any recipe, the Jay Z of the vegetable world. I’m completely addicted, and I don’t just mean I like a little bit extra, I’m talking 5 cloves more still isn’t enough, it’s a running joke amongst my friends. So in the efforts to maintain this love affair we decided to try and make our own garlic oil, so now everything can be saturated with the stuff at the drop of a hat. It’s like I died and went to garlic heaven (pucker up Jonny?). We picked up some little glass bottles at the local charity store with the intention to first try garlic oil and then progress to a chilli oil. Right little creative ones aren’t we. Now apparently it is dangerous to think you can make a garlic oil by literally chopping up raw cloves and adding them to olive oil, ooops, because that is exactly what …

Flat Fleur-nishing

In laws are coming to visit. The flats a hole. Obviously you’re going to pretend otherwise but you have the cash issue-toss up between drowning the place in fresh flowers or breaking out a beast of a cheese board after the meal you’re planning to cook. Clearly cheese is the obvious answer. But you still want a few little bits here and there to brighten the place up…enter our great cheap alternative. Whilst we were down the market sampling everything possible in the Deli we picked up a few bunches of fresh lavender at the flower stall. A quick detour to The Chapel Street Bazaar, a treasure trove of literally everything you could possibly imagine from a canoe to a stuffed bear to vintage Playboys and fur coats, where we hunted for some cheap glass jars. The result, our budget flower set up that not only makes the flat smell incredible if not slightly like your nan but when the lavender dies they still look exactly the same so no need to throw away and then …