Thursday, 25 February 2016

In the Kitchen | Oreo Chocolate Tart

This is one of my favourite things to make, its so simple and its always popular. Overall it takes about 20 minutes to make.


330g Oreo cookies
110g butter

Chocolate filling:
200g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
200 ml extra thick cream


1) Place Oreo cookies into a food processor and blend until biscuits have formed into crumbs. Add butter to a saucepan,once the butter has melted pour over crushed cookies.
Stir crushed cookies into the butter and mix together. 

2)Line tart pan or cake tin with baking paper, then press cookie mixture with the back of the spoon and your fingers where necessary into the bottom and edges of a round 7 inch tart pan or cake tin. Freeze briefly until you prepare the filling, just for a few minutes.

3) In a small saucepan, place cream over medium-low heat for a few minutes to get hot. No boiling or simmering needed.Pour over chopped chocolate and stir in until dissolved.

4) Pour chocolate filling over Oreo crust

5) Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Enjoy :)

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Lifestyle | Thoughts on Change

For the last year or so I’ve gone through so much change.

Since November 2014 I’ve moved house three times, I’ve started a new job, I got married and changed my name. It’s all been a bit overwhelming and I’m just starting to settle down again.
Some people thrive in change but I wouldn’t know, I’ve never really had all that much change in my life, I lived in the same house for 20 years and have always had a stable home life, whenever something did change I had that as a constant. Moving a year or so ago was the first time I really had to go it alone and it was scary.
The strange thing is for all the time I was going through all that change I craved so desperately for some stability, to feel settled in myself and have that sense of 'Home' back. I just longed for a time when things would stay the same for a while, but now I’ve finally got to that point, I find myself wanting to change so much.

Not in my environment but in myself, I hate the way I look, I’m over weight and uncomfortable, I’m bored of my appearance, bored of the way I dress, bored of my negative attitude. It’s almost as if all the change in my environment has made me feel like I’m not me anymore, that I need to change who I am to adapt somehow. I often feel like with all the lack of familiarity it's as if I’m living someone else’s life.
I know it sounds cheesy but I really want to become a new me, reinvent myself somehow.
Is this unhealthy? Is this some sort of insecurity? Or is it a natural part of growing up?
I’m 25 this year, I’m not the same person anymore in many ways, maybe it’s my brains way of adjusting to everything.
Maybe a new chapter wouldn’t be such a bad thing…

Until next time,

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