Thursday, 6 October 2011

Kitsch 'n' Sync





I spent yesterday afternoon in the kitchen trying to use up some of our bumper apple harvest.



Raiding the larder.


Do you think I make a convincing little housewife in my vintage pinny?





A surprisingly tidy kitchen.


Creating.

Vintage blouse (the gorgeous Scarlett), Dollyrockers maxi (99p, eBay), retro Tina motif mug (the awesome Alex)
I know, it is unusual to see me posing with a non-alcoholic drink. 


 Here's what I made.


Apple & Ginger Flapjacks

1kg apples - Peeled, cored and grated
200g oats
70ml Golden Syrup
150g Butter
40g Demerara sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger



  • Simmer the apples with the sugar until soft.
  • Add the butter and golden syrup.
  • Stir in the oats, salt and ginger
  • Pour into an 8inch greased cake tin. 
  • Cook for 40 minutes at 180C.
  • Allow to cool, turn out and cut into slices.



So delicious that when a girlfriend called round earlier we ate the lot over tea and gossip.


Jon decided to test out a 1960s Polaroid Swinger camera he bought at a car boot sale last year.

Have a lovely evening, see you soon.


68 comments:

  1. Oh Vix they look delish, they really do! One to try out at home!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. oooh those flapjacks look stunning! I love your kitchen!

    Jules

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  3. I know that I have said it before, but I shall say it again; I love your kitchen! The flapjacks look delicious too! :)

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  4. I am so pleased that I can leave comments on your blog. I cannot on some at the moment including, very annoyingly, my own! :(

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  5. Dearest Vix,
    your kitchen is so awesome!
    I think I'd be doing a lot more cooking not to mention baking if I had a wonderful kitchen like that.
    Those flapjacks look yummylicious. I'm not surprised you guys scoffed the lot in one sitting.
    Do you make a convincing housewife in your pinny?
    Of course you do darling!
    I love that Polaroid pic, very retro & you look absolutely stunning!
    Lot’s of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  6. They look scrummy, perfect with a nice cuppa sitting in that lovely kitchen. Hang on, I'll be over in a minute.xxx

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  7. The polaroid picture is great, the grainy look gives a lovely vintage feel (to the photo not to you!) The flapjacks look yummy. Your kitchen reminds me of the Galloping gourmet, do you remember him? I used to love watching that programme when I was little. Em x

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  8. Your kitchen is to die for, want to swap? Very cute in the pinny, you are a foxy house wife ;o)
    Yummy makes too (also loving seeing the blouse on you again - yay!). Mwah Scarlett x

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  9. Gorgeous kitchen and you are so photogenic. I really do love your hair.......so so much!

    Thanks so much for your ideas on the dress I think thats my fave idea I think you actually know my style only too well ha ha xx

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  10. Great to see the chef at work!
    You DO indeed look the part, although you are a lot more stylish than I am when baking - where is the flour in your hair and the butter smears on your clothes and the generally frantic expression?
    Flapjacks and tea and gossip are a perfect recipe for a wet afternoon! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Those flapjacks look very tasty and nicely presented too!

    P.S. I like the Polaroid snap, it looks like it could have been taken in the 70s.
    xxx

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  12. Your kitchen remains one of my very favourite ‘real life’ kitchens, and the flapjacks look rather scrumptious too, such beautiful and detailed photos as always xxx

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  13. Looks like the perfect afternoon to me. If you weren't so lovely I'd be jealous of your tidy kitchen, gorgeous outfit and the flapjacks!
    Love the photo of you with the mug, something very serene about it, if you published a cookbook, that'd be the one to use to show Vix at home.
    I've been given a ton of pears, not a clue what to do with them.
    Lucy x

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  14. A recipe from Vix - that's a possible first! Not tried flapjacks with ginger - they sound yumscious. Am going to have to make those at the weekend...

    Love spotting all the vintage pieces around your kitchen - love the oven gloves. And is the bambi/fox dish for the butter? Agree with Luce about the polaroid; you and it look so authentic (apart from perhaps the microwave?) xx

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  15. Your kitchen looks so homely and inviting Vix and your baking looks scrummy!

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  16. You've got to enter next year's Great British Bake Off!

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  17. You look so different and a kitchen mavern here! :) Such a nice cozy kitchen you have!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  18. your kitchen is so lovely, like a proper country kitchen, i may be tempted to spend more time in my own if it was that cosy looking x

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  19. love the post!

    new follower!

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  20. I love your kitchen, it's so unique.
    I must pick my apples this weekend before they rot, I think it's time.
    I never look as glam as you in the kitchen.

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  21. Your recipe is now in my collection to be tried out this weekend after we've been scrumping tomorrow. I love your kitchen and want a larder like yours.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  22. Your kitchen is stunning. Love those tiles and the table xxx

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  23. SO convincing as the little housewife that I'd like to put you over that table and have my wicked way with you.....!!!
    Feck I love your kitchen.Totally inspiring!
    I always thought flapjacks were a kind of pancake!!! Must be the word "flap" made me think of flipping or something...whatever,they look SO scrummy I'm not surprised you scoffed the lot!!! If I found you in the kitchen looking liek that with a pile of flapjacks,I'd be in ecsatsy!!!
    Love you!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  24. wow, dear vix, your kitchen is really stunning! really love your skirt, the colour is so beautiful :)

    hugs
    www.hippiebohoreloaded.blogspot.com

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  25. delicious!flapjacks! still love your gorgeous kitchen...
    ... your outfit is so lovable again...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  26. Vixcita,
    I adorar your kitschy gorgeous kitchen.
    I swear one day I will be there cooking Mexi-food for you and Jon.
    mmm flap jacks look so good. You look so glam cooking. You get down with your bad self!
    Besotes

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  27. *mMmM* What you made looks absolutely delicious. I have a whole crisper full of apples atm.
    I might have to give your recipe a go. Only trouble is I woun't looks half as fabulous as you doing so. *hehehe*
    P.s. I have said it before I will say it again. I am crazy about your kitchen. It is a absolute dream.

    p.p.s I have had a old polaroid camera for about 3 years. And never came across any film until sometime last week. A thrift store had a few packages for $5 each. So I bought 1 which expired back in 2001. *HAHAHA* It was gonna either work, not work or half work... It 85% worked. I have a few brown blotches in the top corners but other than that the pics turned out alright. They are also a little more faded than they should be. Where did you get your film from?? E-bay or something?
    I HATE that they stopped making & selling the film.
    I <3 Polaroids!

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  28. You are the most glamorous baker I "know"... and your flapjacks looked divine :-) Love your kitchen too...

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  29. now this looks extra-delicious!
    yum

    xxx
    Daria

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  30. This may sound weird but I want your kitchen! its perfect!

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  31. How lovely do you look in your shiny, sun-drenched kitchen, Vix! I can just see 'Cooking with Vix' as the next big project. Starting with apple flapjacks (yum!) - and naturally always a blogger friend as a guest :) xoxo

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  32. I'm not surprised your kitchen is ridiculously fabulous. I wouldn't expect anything less! ;)

    Thanks for the recipe. It's really funny, but as I was reading that part of the post, I was thinking, "wow these apple flapjacks sound so good, I can actually smell them!" and then I discovered my mom was baking apple crisp downstairs and that is what I was smelling! Hahaha!

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  33. I really love your kitchen - you look so at home there, which is actually a bit of a daft thing to say to a trained chef, but hey ho! The flapjacks look yummy, will have to give them a go.

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  34. Yummy yummy, I bet you'll be baking many more of those! I used to bake all the time but haven't done so in years. I just got out of the habit. Will you be making any chutney? Let us know if you have a good recipe xx

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  35. The kitchen looks gorgeous, the flapjacks looks gorgeous and you look gorgeous too. xx

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  36. Yesterday's outfits were stunning!
    and you live in my dream home my dear!
    A polariod cammy!!!!!
    So many younguns want them (at least they say so on their blogs ;)
    I used to feel it took an eternity for the image to appear!!!
    xXXx
    Reva

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  37. Beautiful kitchen !!
    Those flapjacks look delicious :)

    Love from London Wishes

    Caith

    www.londonwishes.com

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  38. Beautiful pictures, Vix! polaroid images are so pretty, a vintage touch is always a pleasure, right? ;) Thanks for your beautiful and warm words. It´s funny what you told me cause i´m planning on going through your entireeee blog as soon as i get the timelike you did today with mine ;) You are too much of an inspiration. Vintage minds think alike, i guess. much love, doll! peace

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  39. I do love getting to nose sround your gorgeous house. I'm not a flapjack person, but they sound delicious... Especially with ginger in. Yums. Xx

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  40. I'm green with envy over your gorgeous kitchen, and I'm not surprised that you and your friend scoffed all of those flapjacks they look delicious. Lindaxxx

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  41. Hello Fanny Craddock! Are you trying to tell us that there was tea in that cup! Yeah right :D lol Yer pinny was the bees knees and I can't believe you didn't save me a flapjack! :( ♥

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  42. I am always in love with you and your outfit but tonight you are chucked in favour of that gorgeous kitchen table!

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  43. Ok this is my first time on this blog and already I know the next thing I'll do is hit "follow." Love your gypsy rock witch style and your home.

    http://mystylecanvas.blogspot.com

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  44. Those flap jacks look so yummy. I'm def trying that recipe

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  45. You have a lovely kitchen! Great pics!

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  46. I now have kitchen envy I love it.But then I love everything you have and wear and do lol No I wont stalk you your safe lol

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  47. Love your blog! so much fun to read and you have such great style. The apple fritters look so tasty.

    xx
    Valerie
    abutterflybyday.com

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  48. hi vix I always love seeing pics of your gorgeous home your kitchen is stunning I hate kitchens with fixed units they are so regimental and un- original but it is the expected thing to have in ones home.
    I love the cooker in the chimney breast .And your flapjack looked scrummie
    xx fee

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  49. Cute baking photos! Love the photo taken on your old camera:D

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  50. Your kitchen is amazing. I would love to raid it haha!

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  51. Your kitchen looks amazing! I'm a sucker for a checkered floor. You look great in that apron! My poor aprons don't get any use because I'm a lousy/lazy cook.

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  52. now I've gota make flapjack.......god they look good....and your kitchen is fabulous, a domestic heaven, why should be surprised!! x

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  53. Heyyy you KNOW I am kitchen obsessed at the moment! I love yours- so big, the floor is such a fab contrast to the wood, enamel and brick.

    I will definitely try those flapjacks! They look yums!

    I might even turn into perfect housewife take a picture of myself posing with a non alcoholic drink... it's a new concept to me too! ;)

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  54. The flapjacks look delicious! I would have gobbled them up as well. You are gorgeous, as is your kitchen.

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  55. Kitchen looks fab and food looks fab ... send some my way lololol xx

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  56. So I have been living under a rock for the past decade - which is why I've only just discovered your blog which is umm.... freaking awesome! I am incredibly jealous that you have a kitchen that looks like that. Absolutely no fair!! xx

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  57. Very clever title for your post, Vix! I'm sure I've told you how much I love your kitchen. It's just so gorgeous as are you.

    In the US flapjacks are pancakes but I'm ready to dig into the UK version! Apples and ginger are a great combination. I'll be right over!

    xo, Bonnie

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  58. I have never seen someone look so good baking in the kitchen. And the flapjacks look so yummy!

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  59. You’re such a bad influence Vix! I can spy a metallic apple on top of the larder, it looks fabulous and a suitable twin to my plastic fantastic version xxx

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  60. Ooh, I'm going to have to try these!

    Love the red maxi.

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  61. You make a hot sexy house wifelove the pinny.Your kitchen is beautiful.I love the floor tiles and that stove.Nice and big stove/cooker.lol.Those flap jacks look so good.I have writte down the recipe.They wil be a nice treat for thanksgiving dinner.xx

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  62. I love the name of this post and I am so jealous of your kitchen!

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  63. Those look so good Vix! I must make a batch! Love your skirt :)

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  64. You are SO EXQUISITE in these pics, amor! The blouse and maxi are DIVINE and your kitchen is SPECTACULAR! You look very relaxed and happy. I am so envious of everything I see!

    I love the polaroid - tell Jon to take more!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  65. Love the polariod photo. Your kitchen floor tiles are lovely and your wooden floor. Such a tidy kitchen, however do you manage that!

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  66. You look very domestic & the fritters look delicious! love the poloroid too!

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