Foodie Friday

Garlic, love it (as I do) or loathe it, it’s one of the best things to eat through Autumn/Winter due to it’s medicinal qualities. It is commonly used to fight coughs and colds and I absolutely swear by it to keep cold and flu at bay! If you don’t like the taste you can actually buy garlic capsules but I am quite happy chucking in to virtually anything I cook, ha ha! And of course, as I’m sure a few of my readers know, I’m a huge fan of Boursin (garlic & herb cheese) which I liberally spread on toast, crackers & baguettes, yummy!!!

It is alleged that garlic can help prevent fungal infections, lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and treat scurvy due to it’s high vitamin C levels. So if you want to stay healthy this season.. get some garlic into your diet!

WARNING: Eating garlic may severely impair your ability to pull a fit vampire (ie Edward Cullen/Damon Salvatore). Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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Purple

(All found via weheartit)
Wasn’t really feeling pink today so decided to search purple instead & found myself drawn to all these purple girls.. although admittedly a hint of pink might’ve crept in!
My drummer boy is out skating right now so I had a nice hot bath (bliss after a lot of running around at work today!) & I’m feeling inspired after finding these images so I think I’ll do a spot of doodling…
(found on weheartit)

Weekly Round-up

This week I have gotten a little obsessed with vampire series’… I read Twilight ages ago & to be honest, really enoyed it, although as a 31 year old I got quite frustrated with Bella’s character & I thought the last book was a bit of a let down. Me & Mr J watched the first movie & loved it! (Although all of the Cullens, apart from Edward, look ridiculous!) When Trueblood started on Sky we were hooked… Bill & Sookie rock, the series is dark, Jason Stackhouse is absolutely hilarious & I feel for Sam, the bar owner. Last night, Mr J started snoring at 830pm (giggle giggle) so I decided to watch the Vampire Diaries. Very teen-y (the same producer as Dawsons Creek if I’m not mistaken, Kevin Williamson) & kinda silly but starring the particularly gorgeous Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, the evil vamp! I enjoyed it so I watched another one… & another one… & I’ve been sucked in! Trueblood is the best though, hands down! Also this week I’ve been listening to Take That & pretending not to notice the very silly Mark Owen splashing his infidelities all over the papers. What is it with celebs? They can’t keep their pants on or their mouths shut! I’ve also rediscovered Feist & Sigur Ros, caught up on my sleep, found an awesome recipe for Hot Cross Scones (see Essentials magazine April 2010 issue~bought last week before I took yesterday’s pledge!)… & been dreaming about going red…. PS. Also discovered these blogs… Little Eco Footprints & Hayley of Heidi & Seek’s new blog Remade I hope you’ve all had a great week! xox PPS. If you fancy any of the books listed under Book Giveaway in the righthand sidebar just email me at charismagick@googlemail.com & the book shall be yours!