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mmm, chocolaty!

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mmm, chocolatey! Nutella and oatcake sandwiches with crushed cocoa nibs | Emma Lamb

I don't often post recipe's... sorry, sorry 'recipe' is totally out of order here!

Okay, so it's not often I write 'how-to' (far more apt!) posts here ('not often' is probably a huge overstatement too, 'rarely' or even 'never' would be far more accurate!) but I 'designed' this wee sandwich earlier in the week and have been nibbling them everyday since. So, so delicious! And super simple too! Read on for my chocolaty sandwich how-to...


mmm, chocolatey! Nutella and oatcake sandwiches with crushed cocoa nibs | Emma Lamb

You will need:

:: Nairn's Fine Milled Oatcakes
:: Large jar of Nutella (the large jar isn't essential for this project, but honestly who buys the small ones!?!?)
:: Crushed cocoa nibs (I got mine form the lovely wee Coco Chocolate shop on Broughton Street in Edinburgh)

:: Butter knife (or any blunt knife since there will definitely be some licking going on in a mo! Oh and don't even bother with a plate, they're so not going to last that long!)

Assembling the sandwiches:

:: First layout 4 oatcakes (I know 4 might be a wee bit controversial since they will only make up two sandwiches but that's my limit at any one time, but... *ahem* ...the next time might be in just ten short minutes),
:: spread a reasonable amount of Nutella onto each oatcake, not so much that it will squeeze out all over your fingers when you start eating your sandwich but don't be stingy! (At this point feel free to leave as much Nutella on your knife as you like too since you'll be licking that clean just as soon as you are done spreading, but please DO NOT put a licked knife back into the Nutella jar. That's just wrong!),
:: generously sprinkle two of your chocolate coated oatcakes with the crushed cocoa nibs,
:: place the un-sprinkled chocolate coated oatcakes chocolate side down on top of the sprinkled chocolate coated oatcakes and gently press together,
:: that's it, you're done and ready to eat!

Top tips:

:: While devouring the first sandwich pop the kettle on for a cuppa which will most likely be ready just as the second sandwich is disappearing down your throat!
:: If you're not a fan of oatcakes feel free to substitute them with digestives or another biscuity treat, shortbread might be nice!?
:: If you can't get hold of crushed cocoa nibs try using chopped walnuts instead, I think it's the bitter sweet combo that totally makes these sandwiches
:: DO NOT substitute the Nutella! That's just totally wrong!

mmm, chocolatey! Nutella and oatcake sandwiches with crushed cocoa nibs | Emma Lamb
mmm, chocolatey! Nutella and oatcake sandwiches with crushed cocoa nibs | Emma Lamb

Happy Friday my bloggy friends!
Emma, x

ps : I should point out that this is NOT a sponsored post. I had this stuff in my cupboard because I like this stuff and this is the stuff I eat. Ha, I wish I knew how to get some kind of chocolaty sposorship because you know... I do like a wee bit of chocolate every now and then ;)

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super quick festive wreath!

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How to make a super quick festive wreath! | Emma Lamb

I've been wanting to make my own festive wreath for a few weeks, but my problem has been deciding which style I wanted - wrapped yarn, crochet, padded fabric traditional twigs and holly, baubles and yarn balls - the possibilities are almost endless! Then I spotted this sweet rag wreath on Flickr, by the lovely Tamar of Nest Decorating, and it was as though a hundred tiny festive fairy lights started twinkling in my brain!


How to make a super quick festive wreath! | Emma Lamb

It was so quick to make that there wasn't time to take stage by stage pics - actually I was having so much fun making it while watching sunday afternoon TV, that I completely forgot about taking progress pics! But it really was super quick and easy to make that you don't really need them anyway! So here's how I did it...

First - I used the inside hoop of an old 8 inch embroidery hoop as the base,

then - I padded out the hoop with red felt, two A4-ish pieces cut into one inch strips and simply machine stitched together to create one long strip. i wrapped the hoop with two layers, a wee bit of glue here and there to anchor the first layer and a few small stitches to finish the end,

next - I picked out some pretty festive fabrics in red, white, cream and grey, and cut them into 8 inch long strips of varying widths from an inch to a quarter inch,

then - I started tying the strips onto the padded hoop with double knots, i started with the widest strips first, spacing them evenly around the hoop. doing the same with all the fabric strips i kept all the knots on the outside of the hoop, so that the inside was kept fairly neat and tidy.

How to make a super quick festive wreath! | Emma Lamb

Next - I had a rummage around in the christmas decoration box and found my favourite wee santa and dangled him from the top of the hoop with a length of 2mm red ribbon. he needed a wee bit of persuasion to face the right way but he got the idea eventually!

How to make a super quick festive wreath! | Emma Lamb

Lastly - I took a long length (maybe a metre?) of 2cm wide red ribbon and tied it around the top of the wreath too. I knotted it again about 6 inches above the wreath and made a pretty bow to top it all off and voila, Bob's your uncle, one super quick festive wreath!

How to make a super quick festive wreath! | Emma Lamb

Before I go I want to say huge thank you for all your lovely comments about my pot holdering exhibition, and an especially huge thank you for humouring me with the title of that last post. Ha!

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!
Emma, x

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on my desk today

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How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb

There's a red poker deck on my desk today. We have A LOT of these strewn around the house as my man is an amateur card magician - hmmm, I'm not sure he's going to appreciate being called 'amateur', but what I mean is it's his hobby. Am I digging myself out of a hole here or what!? Anyway, the point is I thought I should find a use for these as they keep piling up. You see, a deck can only take a couple of weeks of abuse before it gets battered and not so great for performing tricks and most people he knows have already been gifted a few decks and aren't in need of more. Lots go off to recycling, but me being a hoarder and a crafter still sees this is a bit of a waste of something with pretty and festive potential. So feeling inspired I got busy making a 'Red Deck Garland' this morning...


How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb
How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb

Obviously a punch would be much quicker and easier here, but I don't have one so I had to make do with drawing around a circle template and cutting each disc by hand!

How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb
How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb
How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb

I used the back edge of my sewing machine plate as a measure to evenly space the discs, although I was in no way precise about this and just went for it! I used cream thread in the bobbin and toploaded my sewing machine with red thread so that when they came together they created a candy striped bakers twine effect. Very festive!

How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb
How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb
How to make a festive 'Red Deck Garland' | Emma Lamb

If you want the details I think I used around 50 discs, but lost a couple as my sewing machine snagged and ripped them, and in the end I think it turned out to be about 3m long. I'm quite pleased with the result, but I'm not sure if I want to drape it around the tree or hang it across the wall. Hmmm, well now I know how I'll be spending my afternoon!

Emma, x

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