Sunday, 13 November 2016

LITTLE GEMS: Launching products and filling my belly!

Hello, long time no speak! Sorry I've been a bit slack this week on my posts, it's been so busy at work I've not stopped for a minute! I'm so excited to be launching not one, but 2 new ranges of products and so I've been trying to get it all ready this week (and into next!). 

The first range that I've launched is my new line of handmade candles called Amy Evelyn (for those curious, Amy Evelyn was my Great Grandmother). They are all made with soy wax, pure essential oils and wooden wicks. All the blended candles have a black wax and the pure oils are cream. I'm so proud of them, I burn them so much at home and I love the scent they give off. The best thing is, because they are made from soy wax, they burn a lot cleaner and so give off a lot less black soot than other candles (and yes, that includes the more expensive ones too!)


The second range is a re-launch of my Tsui Apothecary products. I will be showing them off at my launch event on November 23rd at The Garden in Hale. I am doing a workshop there showing how to make your own body and hair care products yourself at home - without all the nasties! Im so so excited to show people and try and create a community of Aromatherapy fans. Together we will make aromatherapy cool again ha ha! If you want to buy a ticket, you can do via www.tsuiapothecary.com 


Food wise, it's not been too much of an exciting work week I'm afraid. I made this delicious rice bowl at the beginning of the week with brown rice, kale, avocado, beetroot roasted onions and sweet potato falafels. Yuuuuummy!!


I made the usual pit stop to Victors again. I swear I don't plan this, but somehow I end up there every week. Not complaining though! Can't beat their flamed salmon rolls, spider crab roll and a good dessert!


Oh and some squid too!


A very delicious lemon meringue pie too for dessert. I couldn't eat it all mind, that's what friends are for right? ha ha!


So, then on Friday night, I was treated to a really delicious meal at Manchester House from hubs. I swear this is one of my all time fav restaurants. Yes, it's on the pricey side, but the food is fab! It's such a chilled vibe too. I love the fact that you can eat some delicious fine dining food in your comfies! Yes there are some people dressed up to the nines, but you know me - I'm a chilled kinda gal ha ha! Plus, who wants to have super tight, uncomfortable clothes on when you're eating? I wore a baggy cashmere dress and some comfy boots - no tight waistbands here!


I couldn't tell you what any of the food was. Yes the waiter did tell me as he put it in front of me, but it sounded so complicated it went over my head! Basically I said that although I don't eat meat and dairy, I will still eat a bit of fish. That must have translated to please give me fish for every course! Well anyway, I was not complaining. The food was amazing, beautifully presented, tasted great and in a cool, chilled environment = Happy Em!
I will show you all the courses we had, as I said I don't know what everything is, but who cares! It's looks pretty ha ha! It's all pretty much fish bar the dessert - obvs!










Yes, you saw right! 3 desserts!! Yeah baby!!


Then, after ALL that food on Friday night, I thought I'd make a big brekkie on Saturday morning. I think I've shown you this before. I basically put it all in an oven dish and cook everything in the oven for around 20 mins. So, kale, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus and then you can add eggs to this too if you like (just make a well in the kale and crack them in). Then I also made a sweet potato hash brown and cooked some mini bread rolls in the oven too. These are part baked, kind of like the ones you get in restaurants. Tasted great so I wasn't complaining!


Then, Saturday night we ventured into town to go to Bakchich. I've not been here before but I was in the mood for some falafels, so hubs took me out :)


I will do a blog post on this place soon, but all you need to know is the food is pretty good! It was very filling and not too pricey either.

I hope you all had a good week, let's hope next week is not as crazy as this one - hmm... don't think that will be the case though! 

Thanks so much for reading and I will try and post again very soon!

Have a great week peeps,

Big Love,



Em x
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