Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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10 Fun Back to School {Work} Supplies from IKEA!

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10 Fun Back to School {Work} Supplies from IKEA!

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 12:02 AM PDT

(Image from Livet Hemma)

Just as the kiddo's head back to school, so must many parents head back to work.  So why can't we all enjoy some "Back To" supplies – especially when they're looking as pretty as these. It's a great time of year to create a desktop like this, and the folks at IKEA have a pretty decent new series of papergoods.   My post today at Babble has the scoop.  Check it here.

A Seasonal Shift: Fluffy Gluten-Free Buckwheat Ricotta Pancakes

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 12:01 AM PDT

By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody likes Sandwiches

It's definitely still summer out there – the days are hot and your shoulders still burn if you aren't using sunscreen – but there's a shift happening. Can you feel it? It's not just the days that are getting shorter but the mornings and evening are becoming very cardigan-worthy. And if that isn't getting through to you, this weekend is Labour Day which traditionally hails the end of summer fun. So you might as well experience the changing of the seasonal guard with a stack of fluffy pancakes, right? Right.

These pancakes are made with buckwheat flour which isn't a flour made from wheat - instead it's more of a cereal which makes these babies totally gluten-free. So if you or someone you know is gluten-intolerant, make up a batch of these right away! But don't go thinking that these will be leaden lumps of dough. Hardly. It's the ricotta cheese that is the secret weapon here and gives these hot cakes a very airy and light texture.

So whip up a batch and make peace with the end of summer. Pancakes make almost everything better.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Buckwheat Ricotta Pancakes
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of sea salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup ricotta
1 large egg
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil (or butter)

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl, combine the milk, ricotta, egg and maple syrup together with the melted coconut oil. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Heat up your skillet, grease it lightly with butter or coconut oil and drop batter (about 1/4 cup for each pancake) onto the pan. When bubbles form on top and the slides look almost set, flip for 30 seconds. Remove and repeat. Serve with plenty of maple syrup and fresh fruit. Makes 4-6 pancakes.

Today at Poppytalk Handmade {Old School}

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 08:49 PM PDT

Clockwise: Journals from  rough draft books, Vintage Ledger Bundles from vintage scraps, iPad Leather Case from julie boyles, Journal Bandolier ( a strap fitted with small loops for carrying pens wrapped around a journal) from cleverhands, Vintage Caribbean Map from 7bc.

 Clockwise:  Journals from linda ketelhut, Magnets from redstar ink, Light bulb card from headcase press, Turntable notebook from papercuts

Fall 2011: 100+ Under $100

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 08:22 AM PDT

As August draws to an end, Vogue shares it's fall fashion 100+ Under $100 with images pulled straight from the pages of the September issue. Click here to see.

Miniature Candy Dessert Table!

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 08:02 AM PDT

Miniature Candy Dessert Table

Miniature Candy Dessert Table

Miniature food artist, Stephanie Kilgast creates these miniature one-of-a-kind sets out of polymer clay (mostly) along with a little bit of wood, paper, metal and glass. Can you imagine the doll party with these? Oh, and if candies aren't your thing, perhaps some french macarons instead? Available on etsy HERE!

10 IKEA Must-Have Accessories!

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 07:34 AM PDT

Image from Livet Hemma featuring their new KVILL picture frames.

Now that all the dust has settled and I've had a bit of time to take in the new 2012 IKEA catalog, I've collected a little nice must-have list from the accessories department.  There truly is some good stuff this year folks and I can hardly wait to pick some of these up myself.  Wish I had a slideshow option to show you here at Poppytalk (but blogger doesn't have that), so in the meantime, check out my must-have list today at Babble HERE.


At September 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger buck said...

love it! don't get it, but I love it!


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