Friday, June 8, 2012

With all the cooler weather we have had lately...I do so love Winter!...the girls have been busy fulfilling the visions of our clients looking to give their home that feel of 'sumptuousness'...and yes..its a word I checked...
With the weather being conducive to extra time at home curled up in front of the fire or heater, more and more we are finding our clients looking for direction and advice on defining their space...
The design team have been working with Lizzo fabrics of late and the below images will give you an idea of why.
To say that the range is completely delectable is an understatement.
All of the looks below can be achieved with guidance from our Design Team.
Call us today on 07 38526002 for all the details, or pop into the showroom, look through our project book and make an appointment....but in the meantime you can drool away on the following and draw inspiration....

Aberdeen collection above - Classic, Rich, Elegant and with a Folk Touch

The Java (above) Showcasing the ethnic mix and cultural melting pot that is Indonesia.

Aberdeen - Besarabia

We used Lizzo fabric for all cushioning on our Enzo sofa (above)

...and below...swooooon....Venus by Lizzo.."goodness, gracious me" as my Grandmother used to say....

Images c/- our friends at Unique
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In this months Belle Mag, you can find this newly renovated bayside Melbourne Apartment project with various trimmings by Andrew Martin, in particular this plush wall covering in 'Avalanche' fabric panels finishing of perfectly a room with both masculine and feminine elements.
We just love it and its available through Charcoal Interiors.  Call us to find out more:
07 38526002

Credit to Unique for Belle Mag exerpt.


This week we have two divine recipes for you from our friends at 
'Gourmet Organic Herbs"

Gourmet Organic Herbs is committed to sourcing the highest quality herbs and spices from across the glove, all blended with care, to create an interesting range of certified organic culinary delights!

We have a terrific offer available to our facebook and blog readers.  Until the 1st of August 2012 if you order anything from the Gourmet Organic Herbs Online Store and enter the code of Charcoal1 you receive a huge 20% off your order.  There's herbs, rubs, dressings, vinegars and more..divine salt rubs for you Sunday roast too!
Just click on the link below:

In the meantime we wanted to share this recipe for Cumin Dusted King George Whiting with Celeriac Remoulade....with celeriac being in season and widely available at the moment.

Cumin Dusted King George Whiting with Celeriac Remoulade 

This succulent recipe features our Cumin Seeds which you roast either in the oven or a dry fry pan to enhance their wonderful flavour.


8 king george 
whiting fillets
50g GOH Cumin Seeds
Roast Cumin seeds in a hot oven or dry frying
pan for two minutes.
Grind the seeds in a mortar and pestle, and
then sieve to achieve a fine powder. Sprinkle
this over your fillets of fish and then season with
salt and pepper.
Shallow-fry the fish for 30 seconds on each side
and then serve on a bed of celeriac remoulade
with wedges of lemon.
Celeriac Remoulade
1 large celeriac
1 egg yolk
1 tsp dijon mustard


Whisk egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice and salt
and freshly cracked pepper together.
Slowly add the olive oil in a light drizzle action,
while continuing to whisk the mixture until you
get the consistency of a light mayonnaise.
Cut celeriac into very thin slices and then cut
into very thin strips again.
Combine the celeriac with the mayonnaise



What better way to enjoy your winter evening with friends than over a Moroccan Mary Mocktail...too cold for cocktails you say??....Never!...and the Moroccan Mary with the addition of Cayenne Pepper makes for a warming and spicy drink....and...its healthy too....!  All boxes ticked with this one!

Moroccan Mary 

A spicy drink over ice containing our Ground Black Pepper, Ground Cumin, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper and Ground Fennel Seeds.


50 ml vodka
120ml tomato juice
15 ml lemon juice
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
Pinch each of: 
-celery salt, GOH Ground Black Pepper, 
GOH Ground Cumin, GOH Turmeric, 
GOH Cayenne Pepper, ground GOH
fennel seeds

The fun part....

Shake all ingredients very gently with ice
Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass
rimmed with celery salt.
Garnish with a stick of cucumber.

For more delicious recipes including further cocktails we invite you to click on the link below.  Dont forget to place your order using the special 20% discount code of Charcoal1 - offer available until 1st August 2012.


Until next week....Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend!  We are closed on Monday due to the public holiday...Happy Birthday Lizzie!

Colette, Cathie and Jen...The Charcoal Team

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