A Fashionable Tea Break

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One of my favourite London biscuit brands, Biscuiteers, got in touch with me, to ask if I could style their new Fashionista Biscuit Tin, which is in collaboration with style guru Alice Naylor-Leyland. The collection is based on her staple wardrobe pieces and you can find mini edible shoes, dresses and even a trench coat from designers such as Alice Temperley, Charlotte Tilbury & Charlotte Olympia.

A massive thank you to the lovely ladies at Biscuiteers for sending me the most fashionable biscuits in town! Who doesn’t want a mini edible pair of Charlotte Olympia flat shoes for an afternoon biscuit break? Now, to save up for the real thing!

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Hello again!

Hello old blog friends! Long time, no blog indeed and for that I apologise, very bad blogger here! Since I last published on CC&LD, my sister got married and if you know anything about Asian weddings, or weddings in general, you’ll know that they take up a massive chunk of your time and there’s not much time to do anything else.

The wedding finished a couple of weeks ago, and since then I decided to go off on my own little bridesmaid’s honeymoon and spend the weekend in Portugal, topping up the tan and relaxing by the pool (bliss!). However, now that I am wedding free and back, I thought it was about time I posted something on here and kick start things again, and to catch you up, I thought I would share pictures of my sister’s civil wedding lunch, which I organised.

I decided to go for an English garden party theme, with birdcages, floral arrangements, cute vintage teacups and paper straws. I had planned this event for months before, so finally seeing it come together was amazing! Although it was on the August bank holiday weekend, the weather held out! Thank you weather gods!

Chickpea & Cucumber Tahini Salad

chickpea saladchickpea saladsummer salad Every time I watch an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians (my not so guilty pleasure) I get immensely jealous of the salads Kim, Kourtney and Khloe constantly munch on. What is in those beauties? This inspired me to have a little Pinterest spree on summer salads and I came across this chickpea & cucumber tahini salad, which I thought I would give a go. Like most recipes I find of the ‘net, I changed it up a little to make it my own.chickpea summer salad

You will need:

  • 1 tin of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium sized cucumber (cut into ¼ inch chunks)
  • 4 radishes (cut into ¼ inch chunks)
  • A handful of parsley (chopped)
  • A handful of dill (chopped)
  • A handful of mint leaves (chopped)

For the dressing:

  • 60 ml of tahini
  • 60ml water
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • 2 spring onion (diced)
  • A handful of parsley (chopped)
  • A handful of dill (chopped)
  • A handful of mint leaves (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper

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  1. First prepare the salad by blitzing all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor to make it smooth. If too thick, add some more water.
  2. Toss the chickpeas, cucumber, radishes and herbs together. Drizzle with half of the dressing and mix.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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