Monday, May 04, 2009


A little random collection a few days late...

One of my best friends is running 10k for the charity Prostate UK. If anybody would like to sponsor her the link is here
This is close to my heart as my dad has prostate cancer, so bless you Liz for doing this!

It's been a tough few days as I gave up smoking. It's taken patches, 4 large bars of dark chocolate, 1/3 of a key lime pie and a big helping of chocolate soup; so far so good! (Though I feel like I'm going crazy most of the time, and am cross that I can't get anything done.)

For those that might need it, I thought I'd share my Grandma's wonderful chocolate soup recipe...

Suklaa puuroa

500ml milk
4 heaped tablespoons sugar
1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
1 heaped tablespoon cornflour
3 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
A little butter

1. Spread a little butter on the bottom of a saucepan (to stop things sticking).
2. Put all the dry ingredients together in the saucepan.
3. Mix a little milk in to make a paste, then add the rest of the milk.
4. Heat gently, stirring often.
5. When it starts to bubble and thicken, keep cooking for a few more minutes.
6. Put the pan into cold water to cool. Stir constantly (this is to stop lumps forming).
7. Enjoy!!!

Lastly, thank you to the peeps at Etsy for showing my Kolme dress in this storque article


red-handed said...

Oh, my sympathies. It's been seven years for me, although my purity is compromised by the wee dessert cigar I have on the back deck every night.

Kala said...

Oh well done!!! but watch out for the chocolate its eeevil, you'll be fat like me in no time ;D

RowanDeVoe said...

wow, I have never heard of chocolate soup! Wishing you all the best on quitting! Do whatever it takes-gain some weight, it will come off. Maybe you need something to do with your hand? Perhaps holding a fancy fan or a pretend long swanky ciggie holder? And, I just love your designs and photos-fantastic!

tiina said...

Thank you all for the fabulous support!

Red-handed: I'll overlook your cigar as it has dessert in its name ;)

RowanDeVoe: Thank you! Chocolate soup is amazing! My Grandma used to feed me it for breakfast as a treat. Luckily I'm one of the annoying peeps who finds it really hard to put on weight (as Kala knows). :D