THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
Soon we will be farewelling the warehouse at number 18, for our shiny and super stylish new showroom at number 59 Doggett Street!...soon to be filled with superb urns and pots out the front and deeeeeliciously gorgeous furniture, homewares and design gurus inside! The girls are waiting with bated breath to welcome you through the doors. We cant wait to show you what we have been up to behind the window masking!
We had a huge response to our Andrew Martin blog feature a few weeks ago, and we hadn't really scratched the scratch on all the new looks released. And so by popular demand, here are a few more inspiring styles for you to choose from.
Andrew Martin 'Library' Wallpaper in Stone (available in 4 colourways) with sofa and cushioning as per the new Inventor series (available in 5 colourways)
Andrew Martin 'Traveller' wallpaper with intricate London Street Map detailing (available in 5 colourways) and Mapperton Chair in Rust (available in 2 colourways).
Here at Charcoal we have a passion for beautiful textiles sourced from around the world. When it comes to fabric selections, literally...your wish is our command. The perfect look can be captured for your home. Just call us today, or visit the showroom. The possibilities will simply astound you.
Part of the stunning Carlucci fabric range.
More inspiration by Carlucci...glamour all the way with chair in Metal Print and drop in Millionaire Print. Just a very small taste of what is available from Carlucci in their gorgeous 'Icon' Fabric range. Ask us today for more information.
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN CONTACT CHARCOAL INTERIORS ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT??
It's true...we never sleep. Just kidding! But, you can contact Charcoal Interiors no matter where you live, day or night...any time! Just fill out the easy to follow contact form via our informative website and either Jen, Cathie or Colette will get back to you a.s.a.p!
LOVE THE CHAIR?? IT'S AVAILABLE AND ON SALE!! GET IN QUICK BEFORE WE MOVE...
Bergere Louis XV Style Armchair.
Upholstered in European Fabric....Exclusive to Charcoal Interiors
PUMPKIN HATERS '4' INGREDIENT THAI PUMPKIN SOUP RECIPE
Did you know that eating fruit and vegetables that are naturally in season within your own country is the best way to gain vital nutrients and minerals from your fresh produce? Some say its as beneficial as eating organic.
Pumpkin is a veggie that is available fresh and in season at the moment. It's one of those fresh foods that keeps well, doesnt cost the earth and can be used in various ways for a multitude of dishes. I, am not a fan of the pumpkin, but I do like this Thai Pumpkin soup dish. I sat in front of a bowl of this recently at a friends place (Pete the Greek and I had been invited over for dinner....so you dont get to choose what you eat...and you also have to be grateful and excited about whatever is put in front of you...) and whilst I smiled on the outside, my face was screwing up like a toddler in front of a bowl of whipped broccoli heads.
However, I was pleasantly surprised at the spicy flavour to this soup. The curry paste, coconut cream and coriander completely mask the flavour of the the pumpkin...well almost...and I found myself digging in and....dare I say...enjoying.
The soup is made from just 4 ingredients. Great for busy Mums and Dads with not a lot of time for gastronomic offerings at the end of the day. It can be made up on a weekend, and then frozen for meals during the week. We just cook up some crumbed chicken fingers as a side dish and present with a bit of sour dough bread for dipping. Delicious...quick...healthy! Here 'tis....
THAI PUMPKIN SOUP USING JUST 4 INGREDIENTS
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1.5cm pieces
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 270ml can coconut cream
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add pumpkin and curry paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture starts to stick to bottom of pan. Add coconut cream. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add 2 cups cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until pumpkin has softened. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Blend or process soup in batches until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Top with coriander. Serve.
....CATH AND THE CLOONEY....
This week, Cath had a date....a date with a Clooney. Yes, she can actually say that this week she held George Clooney in the palm of her hand and mulled over him a little...enjoying every single moment of it all.
'Her' George is not just an amazingly handsome man and movie star with the mostest, but also makes a pretty darned good subject for a cocktail.
And so, this week...Cath...faced with the traumatic task of test driving a cocktail for the Friday blog put her body and senses on the line and out of a cop style lineup of tempting bevvies, chose the 'George Clooney'....and it was gooooood.....reeeeallll gooooood....
Pop on your best dress and get out that life sized cardboard cutout of George from the cupboard (doesnt everyone have one of those??)...light some candles...put on ANY George Clooney DVD (I recommend Oceans Eleven)...EXCEPT for The Perfect Storm (I have my own personal reasons...starting with that being one of the worst movies I have ever seen...even if it does feature George...). Pop your feet up and most importantly..relax and enjoy this very yummy way to end the week.
THE GEORGE CLOONEY...(RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE COCKTAIL)
(word has it...its his favourite)
Ingredients1 tbsp. Cream Cheese (Softened)
1 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 scoop(s) Vanilla Ice Cream
InstructionsBlend with 1/2 cup of ice until smooth and pour into a parfait glass.And so....to the end of another week. Not long now until we head off to our new showroom. More on that next week, but until then we wish you a fabulous day/night/weekend/week ahead.....until next time!Colette..Cathie...Jenxxx