Sunday, May 18, 2014

What does the fox say?

Despite having been MIA for the past week, I have been unusually busy finishing the academic year(so yeah that means reports, tests, extra lesson), I have been quite consistent in following Casey Ho over on and today I was doing one of her videos and stumbled upon this song.

The silliness of this song is astounding yet somehow 400 million people, yes I said 400 million, have watched it on youtube.

It is the essentially the epitome of Internet-age viral. It's the Black Plague of the 21st century. The Spanish Influenza of the music business.

And I needed to share with you all.

I am in awe.

I am also secretly wishing I knew what sound the fox normally makes.

What does Miss Sinister say?

Kiss and Peace

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Move over Old McDonald!

After somehow making it through yesterday, I finally sat down to write this morning.
Apparently the sun hadn't run to some dark corner of the universe, standing us up like a bad blind date, since today and most of yesterday it has been shining his ass off.
Just did the morning rounds, turning on the water on my salad and spring onions

These are my tiny salads. They don't look like much now but you should see them in a month. They are 100% organic since I don't use anything to protect them, a choice that costs me about half of my crop since I'm feeding the entire population of snails and birds in my neighbourhood.
Planting them is quite easy and you can easily do it in a fruit crate on your very tiny city balcony. Personally I set them up in a big tool wooden tool crate that I snatched from my boyfriends father, but it's only about 25-30 cm/10 inches tall so it's well within the height of an easily procurable crate.
You just fill it with plant soil(it's better if you get quality soil since it will help your plants grow stronger), make tiny thumb  deep holes and put your salad in (I use the already grown ones, but if you want you can just put in the seeds - be careful though, they will need more sun and water). Make sure you water them everyday (early morning or late evening) for the first week or so (if it's too cold don't water them for that day) and you will get your own organic salad in no time.

The spring onions work just the same as the salad and don't need any extra depth. I plant these because I have developed an acute intolerance towards normal, supermarket onion that just kill my stomach and leave the bad breath from hell.
I use them for most of my cooking but also in my Spring Salad with all-raw vegetables.
I know they look a little shabby now, but it's been particularly crazy with the weather where I live so they had to go through a few days of Navajo May and a few days of the monsoon season so kudos to them for pulling through.

Just before I finish I have to show you a pic of my crazy chickens clucking at me just as I went to say hello. You know how people say chickens are stupid, with their tiny brains and all? Well, I think mine could well qualify for Genius Chicken of the Year Award. They recognise me, follow me around, make fun of my dog (poor Dudù), constantly escape and get back in on their own, have a bunch of microscopic mice who come visit and let them eat their food... a really cool group wouldn't you say?
Anyway, here they are. And please oooohhhh and awwwwww since I think they are adorable.

Kiss and Peace
Off to Pilatesland

Miss Sinister

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday Soul Food

Woke up to a horribly wet Saturday morning and went out for breakfast with my wonderful boyfriend (if going out in the pouring rain with me for my craze of puff pastry doesn't make him wonderful, I don't know what will), I remembered I wanted to write down a recipe.
I'm a big fan of everything sweet, having more than once passed on real food for some sort of diabetic inducing concoction that made my day. Since me and, I imagine, half the female population on the globe are constantly on a diet, either for looks of for spirit, for themselves, their boyfriends, that perfect LBD that just won't fit you anymore...anyway, I am always on the lookout for something delicious yet healthy to eat in the morning.
And no, I am not talking about the crazy "organic chia seed-golden flax seed-Peruvian cow milk-freshly picked by the hands of innocent children berries" kind of recipes that make me go....WTF??!!!
I sometimes wonder if the people who write the impossible to follow "do-it-yourself" recipes live on Earth or on a far away planet, maybe the newly discovered Kepler-22b, where every crazy ingredient that pops into their green recipes is conveniently stocked and easily purchasable at their local supermarket.
So what I normally do is find a good recipe and change the crazy, difficult to find ingredients in stuff I know I'll always have around the house. After all, I have a job and I live on Earth.
So here goes nothing.

Morning dash pancakes
  • 250-300 g/8-9 oz of oat flakes
  • 200 ml/ 7 oz of soy milk (rice milk, almond milk-all of them are just as good)
  • 2 small eggs ( I have three chickens in my garden so I get organic eggs free, but just about any    organic eggs will do)
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon (I use the normal, supermarket type, but if you have whole cinnamon, ground it and use, I'm sure it's going to make these pancakes taste awesome)
1. Put the oat flakes and cinnamon into a blender and mix. 
2. After a minute or so, add the soy milk and eggs.
3. Heat a small pan with a drop (a drop!) of olive oil. (I prefer olive oil to any other possible oil or spray because it adds flavour and is so much healthier)
4. Pour some of your mix into the pan. It should be 2-3 cm/1 inch thick. Wait for bubbles to form on top and flip it!
5.Wait 1 more minute for the other side.

Finito! You're ready to put jam, fruit or maple syrup on top of your pancakes. This batter will give you about 6-7 pancakes depending on your pan. Make sure your partner is in it with you!

The whole preparing, creating and eating time is under 20 minutes. 

Hope you enjoy it!

Kiss and Peace 

Miss Sinister

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Open for business

Rattling my brains for the past few weeks with the quintessential question of: should I or shouldn't I?
I decide I should.
I have been overly outspoken and stubbornly opinionated for the best part of my life, becoming even more so when I started putting everything on paper. Actually no, not on paper, on screen.
Life for us all has become such a complicated mess of emotions, preconceived ideas, fear and expectations, pleasures and 32-hours long days, hobbies and fashion, being fit and eating green, crappy jobs and fabulous shoes.
All of them get concentrated into what we call life.
My life is wonderfully complicated by a boyfriend and a dog, a job and three chickens, not enough time to do everything but an ostinate desire to do everything anyway, a whole lot of pilates, at least 6 years of green cooking with an endless number of recipes to share, 2 years of planting and killing but also growing vegetables and a lifelong passion for fashion. The last has resulted in permanent damage to my brain and my wallet.

This place will look at fashion and food, sport and life. But it will undoubtedly talk about all of them from my own very subjective point of view.
So buck up strangers! We're going for a ride.

Kiss and Peace

Miss Sinister