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09 June 2009 @ 02:09 pm

I'm going to the Lemonheads show on July 4th at Lee's.

I think my 12 year old self just flew in from the past to hug me.
Current Mood: giddy
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14 April 2009 @ 08:54 pm

Bat For Lashes recently played a cover of Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" (Live Lounge BBC Radio 1). Her version is both gorgeous and haunting. Much like Khan herself! To have a listen, visit Stereogum

In other news, Bat For Lashes will be playing at Mod Club here in Toronto, April 25th. A complete list of tour dates can be found on her official website.
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12 April 2009 @ 10:14 pm

Yesterday, I made a very nice lemon poppy seed cake! It was my first try, and it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. This recipe is fairly easy to follow - good for the inexperienced baker.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

2 cups Flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 tablespoon lemon rind, grated (or to taste)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice

Icing sugar

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in mixer bowl; blend well. BEAT milk, eggs and vanilla together in small bowl. ADD half of egg mixture together with butter to dry ingredients and beat at medium speed for 1 minute, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Pour in remaining egg mixture and beat 1 minute. Stir in the poppy seeds and lemon rind. SPOON batter into greased 9" x 5" loaf pan. (The pan will be more than 3/4 full). BAKE at 325°Ffor 65-75 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. PREPARE lemon glaze while cake is baking. Makes: 1 loaf
HEAT sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. PIERCE top of cake with fork or toothpick immediately after baking. BRUSH glaze over top of hot cake while still in the pan. COOL on rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Cool completely.
Sprinkle icing sugar over the top before serving
Current Music: yeah yeah yeahs
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12 April 2009 @ 07:05 pm

It seems like ages ago that I began my quest to find the perfect facial cleanser and moisturiser for sensitive skin. Many attempts later, and I've recently settled on the line offered by Juice Beauty (for now). It's a bit pricey, but it makes up for the added expense through what it doesn't include - their products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, or phthalates.

When I'm on more of a budget I will use Spectro-Derm Moisturizing Cleanser for extra sensitive skin, and either a moisturizer by Eucerin, or by La Roche Posay.

Let me know what works for you!
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12 April 2009 @ 03:45 pm
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12 April 2009 @ 03:06 pm
Tired of the usual fare?
Lately I've been swapping jam and/or peanut butter for:

- beans on toast
- sardines mashed up with a pinch of black pepper and garlic, on toast
- and as always, honey & butter on toast, with tea is always yum