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The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need : Review

From the recent launch of the #BloggersWhoBless network, founded by the wonderful Heather from FemmeLifestyle, we were given some of the most mind blowing goodie bags which included some a selection of books from the wonderful Penguin Books, now, I don’t need to go into detail about Penguin as they must be one of the most renown publishing houses and book distributors around.

I was overjoyed with the choice available to choose from but since when I do read now its normally study material which makes my soul die slowly or recipe books which are my new found addiction, even though I’m still mastering this thing called cooking I do believe I have an inner Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay dying to get out and present some serious cooking skills. I chose the book called “The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need” by Tony Turnbill which retails for R310 over here. 9781849492867_3

The most amazing thing about this recipe book is that its concise and to the point, each page showcases four individual variations of dishes we already know and love in order to break the mould, so to speak, of cooking boring food. The book is not thick or incredibly heavy and it contains 250 recipes. It’s even endorsed by Gordon Ramsay on the back cover…

“Simple and delicious dishes for every night of the week. This book’s a great staple for any kitchen.” – Gordon Ramsay

If why I love it is not enough to convince you, then you’ll have to take Gordon’s word for it!

P.S. Don’t forget to give @PenguinBooksSA on Twitter and let them know we sent you!

x flea143

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Daniel Radcliffe for “Out” Magazine

Hiyaa Poutlings ❤

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As one of the most famous British rising stars of the 2000’s, Daniel Radcliffe has appeared on the cover of OUT magazine March 2013 where he talked about his past and future roles. We all know him from his leading role in the Harry Potter series, a brilliant epic that is not only for kids. Meanwhile, Daniel confessed that he is moving on from the role of being an epic hero.dan2

“I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one. It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”

dan4He also talks about his recent works, in the Kill Your Darlings, where he played a young Allen Ginsberg. A story is based on a long hidden murder case that brought Ginsberg, Kack Kerouac, and William Burroughs together at Columbia University. As seen by the movie director, Krokidas – the movie evolves about the single case that transforms the people’s lives. For Krokidas, the glowing reviews bursting with theories which circle around Radcliffe’s sexual orientation, and his ability to act beyond the Wizard movie are “a validation of his instinc to pick Radcliffe over the usual list of matinee boys.” Here is what the actor has to say himself about playing Ginzberg.

“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight — to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love.”

Apart from that Daniel also starred as the Russian satrist Mikhail Bulgakov in a British TV miniseries, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, which portrays him as a mature independent artist.

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x  missfitz

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THE OFFICIAL FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – DO IT YOURSELF BONDAGE KIT…

Greetings Poutlings

It’s time for another sour post about the best-selling-yet-worse-written book that has sold millions of copies on hype alone, yet it is somehow credited with saving marriages the world over (what, pray tell, were you all doing before this horrendous piece of “literature” came long?? playing Scrabble??) has now inspired an OFFICIAL 50 SHADES SEX TOY RANGE….

Which, just happens to be out just in time for Christmas.

THE OFFICIAL 50 SHADES OF GREY SEX TOY RANGE

GRRRRRR.

This actually gives me a stress headache. If you NEED to re-enact scenes from a childishly-written book using sex toys inspired by said book, your sex life is truly beyond saving.

Ok, that’s harsh… let me put it this way… YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG… (and it’s not beyond saving, I need to stop being so damn melodramatic). At least people are making an effort to get jiggy-with-it and I do appreciate that once people pop out children, getting off often goes out of the window. So, well done for trying.

After seeing this stupid sex toy range, I cannot shake the thought of suburban couples blindfolding and spanking each other with the £24.99  (roughly R300) Twitchy Palm Spanking Paddle and the wife moaning as Anastatia does in the book: ‘Spank me please… sir.‘ just makes me squirm and feel very uncomfortable… not in a good way.

Am I overreacting? Probably. The commerical world is so over rated and it would appear that E.L. James has just joined the MASSIVE-SELL-OUT bandwagon to make more money over hype.

And this is what I think about that….

**missfitz

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50 Shades of Grey: What’s All the Fuss About?

Hello my darling Pouters!

If you’re anything like me, you hear stories here and there about the latest book that’s being released, but unless there’s a massive outbreak of new fans and every second person is talking about it, you don’t really give any notice.

Well, this new book series called Fifty Shades, the first being Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James (The second is Fifty Shades Darker, and the final one Fifty Shades Freed) , seems to be one of those books and according to (my favourite source) Wikipedia, it “topped best-seller lists in the United Kingdom, United States, and around the world. The series has sold around 20 million copies worldwide, with book rights having been sold in 37 countries, and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, surpassing the Harry Potter series. Critical reception of the novel has been mixed.”

Soooo forgive me for not blogging about it sooner, because apparently, I missed an epidemic and I haven’t even read the book yet. Sorry.

I would love to though, it sounds interesting.

The book’s focus on a billionaire named Christian Grey, who becomes romantically involved with a sexually inexperienced young woman named Anastasia Steele and asks her to become his “submissive,” or sex slave. She’s at first quite disturbed by the whole BDSM thing, but then slowly gets into it and also finds out that Christian was abused as a child, which is why he likes it so much (how stereotypical of you E L James).

Anyway, would you  buy the book and have you read it yet?

I’d probably just borrow it from someone since I’m not a big reader myself.

Have an awesome Thursday Pouters!

♥Marinda Liza♥

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