Friday, April 29, 2011

Feeling Fruity Friday!

Yay, it's Friday!
And for those of you out there obsessed with "royalty", then's also that day. Hazaa! ;-)

First off, I'd like to point out the new "Blogs" tab. Feel free to peek around in it when you have a chance.

Second (and third and so on), I wanted to highlight a few links I particularly enjoyed this week.

On the gluten-free baking front, Betty Bake served up a fantastic Chocolate Beetroot Cake; while Joyti of Darjeeling Dreams wandered into gf territory this week by rustling up a yummo flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte.

If you're longing for a taste of somewhere exotic, look not further than the Coconut Streusel Coffeecake with Pineapple Vanilla Filling on offer over at Baking Obsession. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?

Just a head's up: Coconuts are available in SA at the moment. We bought ours at Spar. Shake it to make sure it has lots of liquid in, then de-husk it and crack it open cave-man style!

On the fashion and funk front, no-one rocks a jumpsuit with more style than this lady right here. Her blog isn't called [oomph.] for nothing, you know!

In need of a chuckle? Gravy gets his gritty groove on at funnelcloud :-)

I picked out Uma Thurman's "Motherhood" the other day on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was! I highly recommend it for some weekend viewing if you haven't had the chance to see it yet.

Lastly, for those of you looking to add something a little different to their home library; Porti de Rossi's memoir of her eating disorder and recovery makes for some interesting reading. I've written a review here for your perusal.

If you'd like to purchase your own copy from Amazon, click the image below.

Have a great weekend! 
And if you're in South Africa like me, then have a great LONG weekend!

P.S. The space shuttle Endeavour's final voyage to orbit happens tonight (Friday, 15:47 EDT). If the live streaming of Discovery back in Feb was anything to go by, it should be awesome to watch lift off! ---> UPDATE: Launch scrubbed...won't happen beofre 16 May.


Joyti said...

The date on your post is throwing me off - its still Thursday afternoon here in California :)
Thank you for the mention. I'm planning on trying flour-less meringue cookie soon too...
Have a lovely weekend!

oomph. said...

sweet, thank you! i LOVE coconuts. we used to go to the swap meet here (flea market), and this one guy used to sell them out of the back of his truck. super chilled, cracked it open on the spot....mmmm.

Lavinia said...

I managed to scare myself to bits when I looked at the "fruit head". Did you make that? It looks pretty nicely made, now that I get a better look at it.

Juanita said...

Oh funny! :-)
No, I didn't carve it myself. It was on a dessert buffet at a hotel restaurant where we ate about a month ago.
I also thought it was very freaky...and kind of scary too!

Linda Harding said...

Mmmmmm coconuts...yummy! Makes me think of sunny beaches and pina coladas...why is winter here already!?

Anonymous said...

Nice post. Thanks

pierre said...

hi juanita So funny post and thanks for your messages on my blog!!cheers de Paris !!Pierre

Alessandra said...

Ciao Juanita, thank you for your visit and comment, here i am now, and happy to follow you, also because you are in the Southern hemisphere, like me (in NZ), and now that most of my blogger friends are getting into spring I feel a little bit left out :-( (I am very seasonal!)

Well, see you soon, and have a great week