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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Strange Flowers, Washi Tape Love and Chocolate Pots

Hi readers, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Tonight I share with you Strange Flowers, Washi Tape Love and Chocolate Pots. Happy Reading! 
Strange Flowers
When planting two New Zealand flax grass plants, we had no idea that they may one day flower. Imagine our surprise, when overnight (or so it seemed) a flower stem of around 6 feet in height emerged and these pretty flowers opened up! 
On doing a little research, it seems that these plants can produce flower stems up to five metres in height! I can't wait to see if this plant flowers again next year, it's just on five years from when we planted it out. 
Strange Flowers indeed! 
Washi Tape Love
I inadvertently  have become a Washi Tape addict, thanks to the gorgeous Shannon of rabbit and the duck

I recently placed my very first Washi Tape order and was really pleased with the lucky dip of colours that were sent in my purchase. 

It also gave me an excuse to go to the hardware store with my long suffering other half, to get the materials for him to build me a Washi Tape holder - see below. The slanted edge is just sharp enough to tear the tape on - thank goodness for men and their sheds! I think I have a bad case of Washi Tape Love ♥ 
Raw Cacao Chocolate Pots 
I stumbled upon this gorgeous recipe through a pin on pinterest, being written in French I had to get it translated! It was worth every sublime mouthful! 

The original recipe post can be seen on the christelle is flabbergasting blog here:  http://www.christelleisflabbergasting.com/2013/11/petits-pots-au-chocolat-avocat-grenade-et-pistaches.html

Happy Eating! 

Raw Cacao Chocolate Pots - Ingredients:
1 avocado
1/4 cup maple syrup (or agave syrup)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or good quality cocoa)
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste 
Seeds of a Pomegranate (or mixed berries) 
Chopped Pistachios
Place avocado, maple syrup, cacao powder and vanilla bean paste in a food processor and blitz until combined.

Spoon into serving dishes. 

Place chocolate pots in fridge to chill.

Garnish with Pomegranate Seeds (or mixed berries) and Chopped Pistachios. 

Serves 2-4 people, depending on serving size.  
Lovely Maddabling readers, that concludes the weekend blog post Strange Flowers, Washi Tape Love and Chocolate Pots. See you all again on Wednesday for a new Wednesday Wishes blog post. 
Don't forget Summer Street Fair commences on Thursday 28th November at 5pm sharp, Maddabling wouldn't miss this for the world. Maybe I will see you there ♥ 


  1. We have flax plants in flower too. They flower every year and yes the flower spikes shoot up very quickly. The birds love to feast on the nectar. Ours are higher than the roof. Love the tape holder

  2. Wow Adelle! I wonder if our flax flowers will ever be as high as yours. I am so happy with the tape holder perhaps there is room for a few more rolls on there yet!