"First we had each other, and then we had you. Now we have everything."
I photographed these two when they were married back in April of 2014. Last week, again, a week after the birth of their precious baby Edward or "Teddy" as he is so affectionately called. It really is nothing short of incredible to watch an entire life, created out of two people who are very much in love. The World awaits you, little love.
Three things that are a nuisance, in no particular order: the cost of gluten free cookies, so called 'tea biscuits' that crumble in your warm hug of a drink & recipes that aren't forgiving enough to allow for errors made by people like me.
People like me forget what tablespoon of flour they're up to, and spill too much milk over the cup measurement into the mixing bowl. If you, too, consider yourself "that person," read on, dear friend. I have a treat in store for you.
In summary of this ramble, I basically like to bake my own gluten free treats because they a) taste better being homemade and b) cost you less than your kidney. I also love recipes that I can whip out and produce quickly. But the true "best recipe" is one that allows for mistakes and simple swaps and/or additions. So with out any more blabbing, I've written up my adaptation of Green Kitchen Stories' "Thin Oat Ginger Crisps."
It requires little ingredients, little time, and goes hand-in-hand with your next cup of tea.
2/3 cup GF certified Rolled Oats (If you're not GF obv. normal oats are fine)
3 tablespoons Buckwheat Flour (I've used Spelt and it yields a very similar, delicious result)
4 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
4 tablespoons maple syrup (I've used Brown Rice Syrup and it's works well too)
2 tablespoons of your milk of choice (Oat, Almond, Cows)
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
1) Preheat oven to 180 celcius
2) Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
3) Add the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon to combine
Note: The mixture here should be quite "wet" As i mentioned, very forgiving recipe but at the end of it, you want a sticky mixture (it's not a dough) that tastes sweet enough for your liking. Sometimes I scale my maple syrup back to 3 tablespoons for a more gingery/less sweet biscuit.
4) Spoon around 12 cookies out onto a lined baking tray and flatten down with the back of your spoon. You want them nice and thin.
5) Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are dark and the tops are browning.
6) Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool down so they can crunch up.
Done. Completely delicious. If tea isn't your thing, I highly recommend using two of these for an ice-cream sandwich or crumbling on top of some natural yogurt. You're winning either way.
Much love, X
My Sunday usually consists of either: coffee somewhere in the sun, market goods & long sleep ins. Sometimes if I'm lucky, I do all three. One of my very favourite places for the coffee and goods is the Market Shed on Holland Street in the city centre of Adelaide. This place is a feast for your eyes and belly. Live music, floral stalls, fresh fruit & vegetables and of course, places to sit, sip and dine. My personal faves are the Coffee Peddler, Mother & Son's Bakery and of course, Veggie Velo. In all honesty, I could spend a good few hours just wandering around eyeing all the wonderful things on offer. In fact, I usually do.
Market Shed runs every Sunday from 9am - 3pm off King William Road in the City. If you're anything like me and love a little caffeine and good feed on a Sunday morning, head along.
This afternoon I'm heading to some beautiful gardens to photograph a very special family. Head to my FaceBook page to see some updates: www.facebook.com/KatherineSchultzPhotography or follow along on Instagram (username: @katschultz) where you will invariably see either a picture of something delicious or someone lovely I've photographed.
"Perhaps the best thing about having a sister is that you will always have a friend."
Thank you Maggie & Evie for being such joyous models. Your spirits are beautiful, beautiful things. Thank you also to Poppies Flowers for the beautiful floral crown.
These portraits taken last night in the last hour before sundown are some of my favourites yet. Though that statement seems to be becoming a trend after every new shoot. Really though. I edited this whole session to this song and I almost made myself cry multiple times (the combination of the music, my tiredness and these photographs = too much for my little heart.)
A beautiful, wonderful weekend ahead starting with a wedding tomorrow and a portraiture session on Sunday. All while we wait for the arrival of the October babies!!! Cue 'What a Wonderful World'
Go out and enjoy the sunshine x