Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anzac Biscuits

On  ANZAC Day, we can't think of anything better to warm you up after a memorial commemoration than a cup of tea and a handful (or two) of these delicious ANZAC biscuits by Petite Kitchen. 

Photos and recipe below all from here

1 cup gluten free rolled oats 
1 cup desiccated coconut 
1 cup ground almonds 
1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional) 
2 tbsp poppy seeds (optional) 
4 tbsp honey 
4 tbsp butter (coconut oil or olive oil also works well) 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp apple cider vinegar a pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 160°C, and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a food processor add all of the ingredients Process until a dough like texture is achieved. You may need to scrape down the sides a little.

Using your hands, form small balls and place them on to the baking paper, a couple of centimeters apart as they expand a little. Using a fork or your fingers, press down on each ball to flatten in half.

Place in to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until nice and golden on the outside. Leave to cool.

Makes around 20 cookies, will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container. They also freeze fantastically.

*gluten free
*dairy free (using olive or coconut oil)
*refined sugar free

Vintage Aussies

We have a limited run of vintage Australian textile cushions in store, you can find out a little more about them here, on our website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ceramic poppies

We were lucky enough to receive some of Borrowed Earth​'s ceramic poppies in store!

There's just 3 large and 6 small, made by hand in Whangaparaoa. Call the store on 9 366 7282 if you'd like one!

$16.50 / small and $29 / large.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Poppy fields

From now until Anzac Day thousands of handmade poppies will bloom across Auckland to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Volunteers including schoolchildren, RSA members and community groups have made more than 20,000 poppies for the Peace Poppy Project, a brainchild of west Auckland artist Cristina Beth.

The poppies will be 'planted' across Auckland, greeting people on their way to Anzac Day commemorations. After 25 April, people will be able to 'pick' the poppies in return for a small donation to their local RSA.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Worth a trip


From Wednesday 22 till Saturday 25 April 2015 between 6 & 10pm the Auckland Museum will light up. The war museum will be projecting images to remember the sacrifices of our countries men so many years ago.

More information see here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Worth the trip

Waterfront Auckland​'s Block Party is on this Sunday! Here are some of the highlights from last years event. Don't miss it! Come visit us here in the city.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dianne's blankets

Dianne Dudfield's blankets are sure to be family heirlooms! Her merino and mohair blankets are hand dyed and hand worked on a 16 shaft dobby loom exclusively for Pauanesia. You can see the care she takes in each incredible piece.

Dianne works in her studio at Pio Shores, Waihi Beach looking across the Pacific Ocean to Tuhua (Mayor) Island and we are so pleased to have her beautiful blankets in store.

Modelled by two of our wonderful staff and photographed by Kate van der Drift.

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