- “It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century it’s Kanye’s time to rule. I am the new King of Pop.” ….Oh, Kanye.
- “My face is a dime a dozen in many parts of the world.” Christy Turlington to Vogue. Kanye please take note.
- “I think he’d taste like a strawberry cupcake.” Megan Fox wants to bite into Zac Efron.
- “I could’ve been an actress, a superhero, or a stripper.” January Jones, on the professions for which her unique name is best suited. Dime a dozen.
- “I’m tired of people taking off their clothes.” Whitney Houston
- “I’m pretty good at the sex. And pretty good at picture taking. That’s about it. Garance is pretty happy. And the hotel-room neighbours are pretty pissed. You can write that; that’s totally fine with me.” Scott Schuman. Please put your clothes back on.
- “Nudity is always terrifying, even now I’m worried about whether the buns are going to cover my breasts.” Jerry Hall speaking about her new play. It’s too tiring.
- “I did a video recently, the ‘Vulture’ video, where I’m naked in a jock strap and I’m just becoming more myself for a moment, you know? …Any of these people who are made out to be provocative — like Madonna or Britney or Lady Gaga — they’re just showing the world what a natural human being is. They’re showing the secret parts of being human, not the freaky parts.” Freaky Fashion obsessed Brit singer Patrick Wolf. Please everyone put your clothes back on.
There was a young woman who lived in her Choos.
She once had a house in a smart London Mews.
So spent so much on Jimmy the house had to go,
and with it, her Amex and husband in tow!
There was a young woman who needed more shoes.
She looked at her wallet and knew what to do.
She raced off to Target and grabbed the chicest pair
and skipped out the door: a Recessionista without a care!
*originally from This little Piggy Went to Prada.
$59.95 Nymph shoes from Target.
What: Ann Demeulemeester Lace Up Shoes
Which: These shoes are hot, hot, hot! I spied them in US Vogue where they were photographed a few times. This is unheard of. Never the same shoes more than once. Now it seems all the girls in the US Vogue office are wearing them.
Why: Because the lacing right down the front appears to lengthen the leg. Which nicely contradicts with the gladiator lacing choking the ankle. Because the heel is square so you can race around without falling over. Because the tough shoe still reigns.
Wear: With everything from classic pants to pretty dresses. Wear with shorts, with jeans, with black shiny leggings (thank you Marie-Amelie Sauve). Wear with love.
Where: The bad news — they have sold out everywhere around the world. Believe it: I have looked. Please don’t cry. The good news: they are now the item du jour so you can be inspired. Sometimes you just need to be pointed in the right direction. Head to Wittner shoes for a fabulous wedge version, to Aldo (soon to open in WBJ) or try Nine West (see FiFi fashion). Or try Target!
Aesop recommends this recipe for a delicious winter facial.
1 heaped teaspoon of Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque
- Preheat room to comfortable temp.
- Don lounging attire.
- Fetch a teaspoon from kitchen swanning past unwashed champagne glasses with cavalier disregard.
- In the bathroom cleanse your face.
- Now liberally apply the parsley seed cleansing masque avoiding eyes and sensitive botox injection area.
- Breathe slowly and deeply. This may be difficult with alcohol but you must persevere.
- With the masque working on your skin you can now attend to whatever you wish. Having said that this is not the time to walk the dog.
- 10 minutes later cleanse the masque away with a clean cloth splashing your face with tepid water so all remnants of parsley are removed.
- So divine you could almost eat it (and your skin looks and feels fabulous).
$34.90 Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque
- Lily Allen stars in new Chanel ads alongside plush double C’ed bags. Is it just nous, or does the songstress look like a cross between Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s (love the tiara!) and another Karl BFF: Amanda Harlech? says Fashion Week Daily
- Supermodel Jourdan Dunn is five-and-a-half months pregnant with her first child. The 19-year-old is the latest in a line of models — including Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova — to announce their pregnancies in the last few weeks. Vogue UK
- Model Freja Beha Erichsen, 21 has become a cool-girl favorite of designers and stylists alike. W magazine chats to her about life…W Magazine
- Love this! Make your own Madmen Avatar
- Richard Gere and his wife have opened a luxury B&B..see it here in W Magazine
- Erin Wasson, supermodel, is tanned the colour of burnt caramel and covered in tattoos. “This one here, that’s my Elvis tattoo,” she says, pointing at her forearm. It reads: “Taking care of business.” Times Online
- Karl’s New Toy: Meet Baptiste Gianconi, Karl Lagerfeld’s newest muse/boy toy/model friend/Sebastian. He’s cute! Hope the other boys play nice. Perez Hilton
- Rejoice! Printemps owner Borletti is serious about Christian Lacroix. The firm made a legitimate offer for the couture house yesterday, so those latest “restrained and approachable” creations may make it to red carpets after all. Style.com
- DKNY Jeans’ fall ad campaign takes Hilary Duff to the streets shot by Scott “The Sartorialist” Schuman in his traditional “captured on the street” style. She does not look very relaxed! WWD
- Taylor Momsen is on Teen Vogue’s cover.
- Check out a surprisingly mellow Campbell touring us around her Jamaican beach hideaway the Goldeneye resort on Ian Fleming’s old estate. On a rainy Monday such as this, we want to go to there. Says New York Magazine
- Daria wears Burberry is on the cover of French Vogue.
- Teen Vogue grants budding stylistas an all-access pass into the high-profile and glamorous world of fashion in The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion. With superb photos, interviews with industry icons such as Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber, and Patrick Demarchelier, and six sections that include information from editors and assistants, the handbook serves as a link between the style-conscious girl and the seemingly impenetrable fashion world.
It looks like TheOutNet has some new competition. Yippeee! Browns, the London luxury store, has just launched a new website called “Labels For Less”. Checkout last season’s -still gorgeous- shoes, clothes and bags with up to 70% off. My picks? The Christopher Kane dress with leather scallops — was £2,700 now £1,355, the Lanvin small leopard print “Liz” pochette — was £760 now £460 or why not have the Acne Denim Jacket with Brass Buttons — was £435 now £265. Oh, and they ship to Australia. Bless.
- Paris Hilton proudly shows off her pussy in public. Sorry, bad joke but you can blame… Pink is the new blog
- George Clooney gives a girl the view of Lake Como. What?! Outrageous! Hello Magazine
- Surgeons to give Madonna new arms! Professor Herman Schweinhund said: “Madonna’s prune arms are going to have to go. She has ruined them through the use of injected vitamins that have damaged the vein structure irreversably. F**k me though, if her arms look like that what does her overused coochie look like? Anyway, we will take the arms off then implant the new ones. It’s as easy as one, two, three.” The Daily Squib
- Kylie Minogue does a Carla and gets a chic new haircut. Mail Online
- Roger Federer welcomed twin girls. Doubles, anyone? Us Magazine
- Someone is selling a bunch of old love letters faxes in which Madonna brags about her “Bootyful” ass. Classy all around. Vanity Fair from Hello Magazine.
- It didn’t take long for Bar Refaeli to get over Leonardo DiCaprio. She has been spotted in St. Tropez with a Brazilian playboy. New York Post
- It looks like it’s ‘No More Bonko for Sarko’ as French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been found to have serious problems after collapsing during a run. The Daily Squib
- Mischa Barton is cured! Ready to start production on The Beautiful Life playing (herself?) a drug-addicted supermodel on TV. ‘Proving that even crazy people can find work before Lindsay Lohan. The Superficial
- Michael Jackson’s Doctor gave him drug that killed him. Ooopsies!
- Jude Law to be a Father for fourth time… oopsies! People
- Gisele Bundchen’s bump is no where in sight in a barely-belted, classic London Fog trench coat for the brand’s fall ad campaign. People
- Celebrity fat club: The pictures the skinniest celebrities never want you to see. Hilarious! Mail Online
- Anna Wintour wore flats to a party. OMG! What? Fashion Week Daily
This is a fabulous (and now re-released book) which I enjoyed immensely especially after seeing the film ‘CoCo Avant Chanel’. The opening lines of the book: “She made up things”. Ain’t that the truth !
“Coco Chanel’s genius for fashion may have been distilled in simplicity, but her life was an extravaganza. A brilliant array of luminaries fell under her spell — Picasso, Churchill, Cocteau; lovers included the Grand Duke Dmitri; the English roue, Boy Capel; a French poet; and, a German spy and the Duke of Westminster, who offered to leave his wife for her permanently, if she would only bear him an heir. Axel Madsen’s book cuts through the falsehoods and covers the history of modern fashion.” “The best yet book on the big C” says Elle magazine. A fascinating must read for anyone interested in fashion !
£7.99 Amazon. Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (3 Aug 2009)
The Christmas List: Madamoiselle — Coco Chanel, Summer 62… by Douglas Kirkland and Karl Lagerfeld
“Mademoiselle presents photographs of Coco Chanel taken by Douglas Kirkland in 1962 on assignment in Paris for the American magazine Look. These photos reveal both the working fashion icon and the sympathetic character beneath, showing Mademoiselle leaving her suite at the Ritz Hotel, in her apartment and studio at 31 rue Cambon, and watching a défilé from the famous mirrored staircase. Karl Lagerfeld has conceived and designed Mademoiselle, as well as written an introduction and captions to Kirkland’s photos. “Images left behind are in the end stronger than truth and facts. Through Kirkland’s images we can imagine what the famous Coco had been all about before she became the formidable Chanel.”
£19.99 Amazon. Publisher: Steidl (15 Jun 2009)
Lots of fabulous, fabulous, fabulous new shoes for summer… Best buys are:
- The black gladiator heels with lots of tiny silver studs all over. They say “prepare for a full on roman invasion” and I think they are right. In tan or black the heel is thin and stacked. Like you. $159
- Love the black leather multi strap gladiators that go right up over the ankle. Could be potentially scary in the leg cut off situation. If you have cankles go straight past go and get a free get out of jail card. But if not you will love these. They have a back zip so you can get into them without undoing all the buckles. I tried them on and they are so comfortable. Not a lie. They seem to have a squishy sole or something. Or perhaps my toes are just numb. $169
- Buy the fabulous canvas and orange leather wedges: so chic the wedge is in canvas and the straps are simple and not too Russell Crowe Roman Army style. Well, maybe just around the ankle. $149
- Check out the cool cork wedges that are paint splattered: it’s as if they are dripping half way down the wedge. How clever. They have a peep toe and an ankle strap. They come in green so wear if you dare. $169
- There are heaps of chic flat sandals but my favourite are the brown gladiators with a chain T bar strap and a rear zip entry. True. This is what they call it. Rear Zip Entry. Doesn’t everyone want a rear with a zip entry? Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Also check out the chic casual bags in orange patent with a few very Balenciaga style zip for about $120.
The new season collection is heading in store but keep an eye out as there are still fabulous pieces on sale as well. My favourites are:
- The concrete stone military bomber jacket: an easy shape for summer. It has brass zips and a few pockets and a belt detail. The neckline is not too bad because even though it could potentially be a scoop(!) it does not have a wide neckline. Wear it almost as a shirt or just over a tank. This would look great with a sexy pencil skirt or just with cream chinos. $129
- Love the black, silky racer back top with a black rib trim. I have bought one very similar to this years ago at Witchery and it looks very similar. Good on them for bringing it back. I saw one in CK that was very similar too. The great thing is that it has a loose shape and so it won’t cling to any croissants lurking on your waist. Plus it’s perfect for work to weekend, $129. Also in coral. You want the black.
- You want the lovely navy and white soft chiffon print Caftan dress with a V neck and then a strip of jewelled embroidery under the boobs. It is like a loose dress for summer. Wear on its own or over jeans. It’s very holiday. So if you are not going anywhere - bless - you can always just turn the heating up full blast and slather yourself with tropical sunscreen. Then pour a margarita and pretend. $199
- Love the black textured wool, short peacoat with big silver military buttons with nice tapered back detail. Tres, tres chic and perfecto with jeans or your new peg leg pants. Great with shorts too. So French. This is a good thing.
- Check out the very handy navy silky pleat drape top with stone grosgrain straps: it has a racer back (time for a new bra!) and it’s a bit of trick: the front is silky but when you turn around the back is cotton, $99. This is just a great basic and don’t we just love navy and black together? Yes, we do.
- Buy the long maxi dress with a navy satin bodice with shoe string straps. The long skirt bit is in cream and blue tie die fabric, $199. This is serious summer dressing so invest now if you are not jetting off somewhere hot. (I don’t mean the kitchen.) $199
- In accessories you want the very Prada-ish crinkled black leather bag with a bow on the side. Keep calm: The bow is not scary. It’s called ‘the side bow tote’. In a soft grey too, $329.
- In the shoes you will love all the flat gladiator sandals in brown, white or black. So very Balenciaga you can choose from all different styles from about $169. I like the one called Diaz or called Lauren. Who ever they are. Don’t spend a fortune on gladiators because they will be everywhere. They are in Target already. And forget about those silly rules about ankle straps making your legs look short and fat. Who cares! You wear low rise jeans and they make your legs look stumpy. That’s fashion: somehow you just get used to the look.
- In the heels: buy the black very gladiator style with cross over straps that have over stitching. Very cool. They are called Gladdy and have a thin stacked heel, $189.
- On sale buy the black sequin blazer with a hook and eye front and a tailored shape. It has a round neckline like a cardigan but it’s a lot sharper in shape: It’s on sale for $199. Buy now and wear over a white tee or shirt and jeans. Plus Killer monster shoes.
Apparently there is a new buyer and it’s looking a lot more ‘fashion’ here with better fabrics… We need expensive looking fabrics even if the price is not… My picks are:
- The black silk one shoulder dress $149 with a drape bit down the front. It has a waist and I think could look great with a belt. The one shoulder dress will be a huge trend for summer. So just shut up, put on your gladiators and get used to looking like a Grecian soldier.
- I still quite like the tan leather zip front leather jacket with patch pockets. If you wear it for a while it should get a bit more vintage looking and the leather softer. I like it because it’s not too Biker-ish. And a brown jacket will always joosh up all the black looking sad and lost in your wardrobe. Do I have to tell you that you really should toss a leather jacket over a floral dress or any dress for that matter… $299.
- Buy the white muslin or very fine cotton over sized grandpa shirt: love it and it’s perfect for the beach, very loose with a drawstring waist with a pleat front. Not so long so bad luck if you want leg coverage, $79. It’s time for a spray tan. Also in black.
- Love the black small long clutch bag in a grosgrain cut fabric now on sale for $19. OMG that is Ridiculous. Take it out of the shop and out for dinner and watch as it looks chic de la chic. As I often say this is cheaper than French Vogue.
- You want the black sleeveless vest or single breasted jacket. Love this. It has a dinner jacket thin lapel and one button. The edge of the sleeve on the shoulder sits out a little so if you stick in a shoulder pad it will be exceptionally cool. The sleeveless jacket is a must have for summer. It will give you shape and tailoring without being too hot. So YSL. $99
- The black sequin cardigan jacket is great: it’s not glitzy if you make sure you wear it over a white or grey marle Tee and make sure you tone it down. Wear with jeans, with shorts. $249
- Also the jewelry here is very good with a few chunky rings and jeweled necklaces. Also check out the black glomesh bag and the sunglasses for $24.
- The black leather jacket in a beautiful soft leather that seems to have a slight crinkle through it if you know what I mean. The jacket has a long V front with silver zips, $549. Also in a cream. There are a lot of leather jackets around this season and it seems it’s still a huge trend for the next winter collections. (See here at Style.com) Of course you should have invested in one when I told you to buy one years ago (March 2008)
- Love the SABA jeans: they are always a great cut and has no obvious stitching. Go for the black jeans, $159 or the dark blue denim.
- The silvery grey silky cami is a great piece for work. It has cap sleeves with asymmetrical pleats on the front, very Marni inspired. It’s one of those tops you can toss on for work and not look boring. God forbid we can’t have looking like that. As Diana Vreeeland said “it’s better to have bad taste than be boring”. This will work under a jacket and then look chic when it’s hot on its own, $160.
- Check out the white shirt with pleat front and round collar, $99. It’s a little Victorian. Love this with tough pants and shoes. I like the contrast of safe and prim with sexy gladiator woman. Think Givenchy with his black leather pants with chic white shirts (from way back in the Feb 08 shows)
- Love the shrug knit wrap in charcoal. Only the sleeves are in a black and grey stripe and the rest of the wrap is in grey with a rib going different ways. It’s easy dressing, $139.
- Buy the rib cardigans on sale… There is a lot of that cobalt blue everywhere: it will look good in summer with a tan.
If you are heading somewhere warm then you will find fabulous holiday dressing here. My picks are:
- The multi print short swing dress in black/blue/pink mini floral. It has a drawstring and shoestring straps and it’s so loose and easy and so casual in the shape, you just want to throw it on and skip away into the sunset at Mykonos. $245. Also checkout the cool maxi version, $345.
- You want the plain cobalt blue silk A-line shoestring dress. It has asymmetrical ruffles, with a V neck and a loose shape as well. Love this with the obligatory gladiators. Or just as nice with white T bar flats. This colour is big for summer.
- Love the black maxi silky dress strapless with a big bow, $395.
- For a fabulous weekend basic you must have the black leather and grey denim skirt. It has leather inserts on the side of the pockets, $295. This is just a little more exciting than a boring denim skirt and I like it because you can wear it right now “toot suite” with boots and a peacoat. Then in summer toss it back with a loose Tee.
- Love the black Grecian body suit in a gorgeous stretchy fabric. It crosses over and ruches at the front and it’s sleeveless. But oh my, oh my can I really wear a body suit? You know they do up under… there. It’s very Donna Karan 1988 but you weren’t born then. Bless. $295
- How fabulous is the very Gothic long sleeve slash dress with lattice lace going across the shoulders? As you can see it gives a kind of shoulder pad effect $450. It’s a loose shape but has the snazzy bare shoulders. Wear now with heels and wear right into summer.
- You want to wear white this summer even if you have a puppy. Please buy the fabulous lace swing maxi dress with lovely white cotton lace inserts, $395. It has a drawstring neckline and is perfect for beach or pool or just being a lazy slut around the house.
- You should also buy the basics: The black satin ¾ pants with elastic drawstring, $220 and the blue and white stripe T shirt dress, $235.
There are always new pieces coming in each week for the new season. I see a lot of lovely pale creams, browns and caramel with a dash of a soft peach…My picks are:
- The new black and navy one shoulder dress, $379 with a tulip skirt. It’s very Lanvin inspired and I love it. It’s not really a day dress. You can wear right now with opaques and heels under a coat. You will see a lot of black and navy coming through for summer. Finally. I have been going on about it for years.
- Check out the new racer back tunic in a silky fabric with 2 front loose pockets. It’s in a loose shape and easy dressing. Ok it’s in black but it’s also in that soft peach if you have to actually wear a colour. This is a very casual style top not for work but more for dagging around, $149.
- Love the new black peg leg pants: what a great cut! They are little higher on the waist and have front pleats to cover the fatty Arbuckle hips. Wear them long and baggy around the ankle or roll them up for a crop look. Wear them with Monster Vs Alien heels. You will live in these for the next year or two. Love them with your peak shoulder jacket and a tank, $180.
- Buy the little black jersey dress with long round neckline in a cotton jersey with pleating at the front. Everyone needs about 10 little black dresses. TIP: This is not technically a scoop because it covers the shoulders. But I must say I see a few too many wide scoop neck tops here and they are so ugly on anyone over 30, $149.
- The good news is that there is fabulous cotton jersey top with a square neckline. SO much chicer and so much more flattering. It has two side ruffles that sit over the shoulder like a cap sleeve for that all important shoulder detail: go for grey or the bright cobalt blue, $69.
- The paper bag waist pants are cool and they have their own belt. They are rolled up and very crinkly wrinkly fabric. Pants are back and I love the look. You didn’t know they ever went away? Bless. (Stay on the page and you will be cool one day.)
- You want the navy short sleeve bomber shirt in a silky fabric with buttons down the front and a V neck. It’s easy dressing for weekends with chinos. When is a shirt a bomber jacket or when is a jacket a shirt? These deep philosophical questions will never be answered (by a fashionista), $129.
- In accessories please buy the grey leather belt in a shiny leather with a silver classic buckle, $59 and the zip messenger bags with silver zips and the shoes… oh and the black high T bar platform heels are faaaab.
Is there anything more luxurious than Hermes? I love that rich smell of leather and perfumes when you walk in the door… of course it’s all divine, divine, divine! The standout I-will-drool and die-and-go-to-heaven pieces are:
- Love, love, love the black wool melton (or is it cashmere?) double breasted princess coat with amazing pleating and incredible tailoring at the back. It has black buttons and an amazing cut. I want to take it home and stroke it and love it, $6130.
- The absolutely fabulous grey and black animal print short sleeve knit. Oh, don’t you worry it’s a very subtle animal print — of course — and you can wear this right now and into summer, $2490
- Drool over the black mousseline sheer blouse with a high neckline with a pussy bow tie detail, $2875.
- In the shoes you will die over the beautiful red patent ankle strap sandals with a chunky square heel and an ankle strap, very 40’s, $1225.
- Adore the beautiful black or purple suede lattice heels with a stacked leather heels, $1475. A shoe (or two) in a colour is so important for summer: it’s the statement shoe or nothing.
- You need to have the simply gorgeous gold flat woven gladiators that wrap and tie around the ankle, $1395. You could walk in these, and not even notice, except everyone will want to know where they are from.
- The red sleeveless simple dress in a crepe is so understated and simple. It has a loose narrow cut and a high neckline. Perfect. $2300.
- Love and adore the woven navy wedges with an ankle strap: the actual wedge heel is covered with the plaited woven leather, $1635.
- You want the fabulous cotton rainbow or is it a ray print trilby: How chic is that? Very. Wear on the yacht, $800.
- In the accessories you want the cuffs of course and the pendants and then there is fabulous throw rugs and…
You will always find some very simple classic pieces here. On sale with 50% off. Now you’re talking… Best buys are:
- The beautiful black dresses. There are a few that are simple and perfect for work. My pick is the black silk shift dress with a lace trim hem now about $450.
- Love the red and black tie dye chiffon blouse with poet’s sleeves and a high neckline now $350. Love it.
- Buy the divine grey knit sweater with a ruffle down the front and big loose sleeves now $290.
- Check out the grey long sleeve fine knit sweater with a boat neck now about $180. What a great buy. Gorgeous quality
- Love the amazing brown suede blazer now about $1000. Tres chic.
- Also check out the Boss collection which is also on sale with 50% off as well: it’s a little more casual with jeans and cotton jacket.
- You want the black suit blazers, very good for work, now about $460
Jamie Oliver’s Gnocchi with Mothership Squash
I spied this recipe in the new Jamie magazine and how could I resist? First you roast the pumpkin or squash with all the spices and then whiz it up and toss in the flour. It’s easy and most delicious.
You need for 4 fashionista, 10 models and 20 lady Gagagaga
Ingredients for roasting pumpkin:
1 heaped tsp each of fennel seeds and ground coriander
1 tsp dried oregano
A pinch or two of dried chilli
A pinch of ground cinnamon
1 butternut pumpkin or squash, halved, deseeded, cut into 8 lengthways
A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 200°C.
- Bash all your spices together in a pestle with a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, add a few glugs of olive oil and mix well. Rub this all over the squash segments, then place them on a roasting tray.
- Bake in the hot oven for about 25 minutes.
- Just before time is up, pick the rosemary leaves and dress them in your hands with a tiny bit of olive oil. Then sprinkle over the squash — it will give a delicious flavour.
- Put it all back in the oven uncovered and turn the temperature down to 170°C, brushing the pieces with a bit of olive oil if you feel they need it. Cook for another 25 minutes, or until the squash is soft, golden and delicious looking.
- Keep the oil and seeds for making the burnt butter sauce
To make the Gnocchi you need:
the Pumpkin above
50g chilled butter
½ teasp nutmeg
400 to 600g of plain flour
1 level teasp of baking powder
- Pour a wine first. It’s been a big week.
- Change out of your new Chanel tweed jacket.
- Climb into Prada uggs and Hermes pyjamas.
- Now find the whizzer and blitz the pumpkin.
- Scoop it all into a large bowl.
- Now grate in the butter. Yes, grate it in: what a grate idea!
- Now grate in the nutmeg. Of course, you have fresh nutmeg. Note: I think there is a typo in the Jamie magazine because he says you need ½ a nutmeg but I think it means ½ teasp nutmeg. Ooopsies!
- Now sprinkle in about 300g of flour.
- Add the baking powder.
- Now give it a mix with your hands and knead it a bit.
- Remember it should be stiff enough to make George Clooney proud so add more flour if it needs it.
- You should be able to roll it into sausages. Insert your own George Joke here.
- Divide it into 4 and then roll each one into a sausage about 1½cm in diameter.
- Then slice each sausage into 1½cm pieces.
- Time boil the water.
- Time to pour another wine.
- Toss gnocchi into boiling water and when they rise to the top they are cooked after 4 or 5 minutes. Get then out quickly before they fall apart. And before you fall apart too.
- Use a slotted spoon to get them out. Pop them on a warm plate.
- Now make a burnt butter sauce with the leftover oil and seeds and sage.
- Pour over the dumplings.
- Springle with heaps of parmesan.
- Jamie says you can freeze any leftovers…
- Divine !
- P.S the Photo is from this cute site.