Friday, November 26, 2010

Five fantastic, festive, fresh fruit cocktails to compliment the Edols and Elliot jug

The Social Silly season is here and to help impress your guests while entertaining, try these 5 Festive summer recipes that look great in an Edols and Elliot Jug.

Watermelon, lemon and rosemary
2 cups (500ml) water
3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
1 sprig rosemary (about 10cm long), leaves stripped and chopped
2 cups lemon juice
1 medium watermelon, seeded and cubed
8 cups ice cubes

Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour. Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Strain the rosemary syrup through a mesh strainer into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain into an Edols and Elliot jug, then repeat with the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Refrigerate till cold. Stir the drink before serving over ice.

Pineapple and ginger
1 tin (850ml) unsweetened pineapple juice
1 bottle (750ml) good ginger beer (like Bundaberg)
½ an ice cube tray of tea ice cubes (To make the tea ice-cubes just make some strong black tea, let it cool then pour into an ice cube tray)
a handful of fresh mint sprigs
the pulp from one large passionfruit (optional)

Pour it all into an Edols and Elliot jug, stir and serve immediately. Make sure each glass gets some tea ice cubes.

Frozen strawberry whip
1/2 cup (125ml) lime juice
2 cups (500ml) cold water
1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
1 1/2 cups (250g) frozen strawberries, sliced
5 cubes ice

Place lime juice, cold water, sugar and strawberries in blender and blend on high until smooth. While blender is running, add ice cubes one at a time. Pour into an Edols and Elliot jug and serve immediately.

Lavender lemonade
2 cups (500ml) boiling water
1 cup lavender flowers
2 cups (500ml) cold water
1 cup (250ml) lemon juice
1 cup (240g) sugar
In a large saucepan combine sugar, water and lavender. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Sieve to remove the Lavender. Stir in lemon juice. Cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate lemonade at least 1 hour, or until chilled. Serve over ice, if desired, and garnish with lemon slices.
Note: This recipe also works well using fresh root ginger or fresh mint instead of the lavender.

Pimms Punch
1 cup, 250ml Pimm's Orginal
1 wedge cucumber (about the size of a finger)
1 red apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1/2 fresh lemon, sliced
1/2 fresh lime, sliced
2-3 leaves fresh mint
1 litre bottle sprite or lemonade
Optional ingredients:
2-3 fresh pineapple rings
2-3 fresh strawberries, sliced

Mix all ingredients in an Edols and Elliot jug. Serve chilled or over ice.
Note: Adjust the amount of Pimm's and lemonade to your preferences.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Edols Elliott

Edols Elliott aim to create breathtaking effects in glass and make objects that they would like to see in the world. Indeed these skilfully decorated cane glass pieces make it a delightfully colourful world here at Collect at Object. Benjamin Edols has been blowing glass since 1987 and is undoubtedly one of the best glass blowers worldwide. His work has received great international recognition and he is invited around the world to teach specialist glass workshops. Through technical and creative success, Edols Eliott pieces continue to be sourced for leading public and private art collections.
We have a new range of Edols Eliott colourful cane glass vessels in store including jugs and beakers, bowls, vases and paperweights. Prices start at $99, a trifle for a beautiful and collectable piece of Australian made Edols Elliot glass.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

*New* Polli Jewellery

We are pleased to announce that Polli jewellery has hit our shelves!
Designed and handmade in Australia by Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd, Polli jewellery is inspired by Japanese and Danish paper designs, and also by sustainability. Indeed the Polli girls have a social conscience- the company has a low CO2 rating, manufactures products locally and donates a part of their proceeds to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
We have pieces from the stainless steel and kohl gold collections in stock, featuring botanical graphics and also geometric woven patterns.
Pop in store to have a look at this lovely new range and perhaps tick a few Christmas pressies off the list. :)