Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Father's Day!

BBQ Father's Day Card
It's Father's Day this Sunday and we have created a Father's Day Gift Guide full of unique and handmade gifts for your special Dad.  If you are located in Australia and place your order before midnight Wednesday 31st August, we will commit to express posting your order to you on Thursday to ensure you receive it in plenty of time for Father's Day.

Happy Shopping!
Golf Father's Day Card

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Winner of Elroy Ink Giveaway!

Bird Is The Word
Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to enter the Elroy Ink Giveaway.  The random generator has chosen Josie as the winner of this stunning print (pictured above) so congratulations!!  For those of you who would like to view the entire range of Elroy Ink prints, you can pop over to Elroy Ink Artist Page.

Happy Weekend!
Soviet Coffee Bar

Monday, August 22, 2011

Elroy Ink Giveaway!

We are extremely excited to welcome a fabulous new artist to Robin Street Market.  You can check out our new range of striking "Elroy Ink" prints over at the Elroy Ink Artist Page.  While you are there just click on one of the stunning prints and scroll down to the "Artist Story" section to read a bit more about Elroy and what makes him tick.

To celebrate Elroy joining our nest we are giving away this fantastic print titled "Bird Is The Word" (RRP is $59).  All you need to do to enter the giveaway is to pop on over to our Elroy Ink Artist Page, have a good look around at the unique range of prints and then leave a comment at this blog. The giveaway closes at midnight on Friday 26th August 2011 and the winner will be drawn at random and announced on this blog on Saturday 27th August 2011.

Best of luck and have an amazing week!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Nick's Pear Tart

Our good friend Nick came and stayed with us on the Sunshine Coast where he and David played a string of gigs together.  It's always a cook fest when Nick's around and this trip he impressed us all with his version of a Pear Tart.  Nick wanted me to mention the fact that this is actually a recipe that his friend Jean Pierre gave to him - Jean Pierre is a lovely Frenchman, and we are very grateful to him for sharing this yummy recipe.

  • 10 Beurre Bosc pears (the brown ones)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 200g plain, sifted flour
  • 300 butter 
  • 1 egg
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius
  • Core and peel the pears and cut them in half
  • Melt 150g butter and combine the brown sugar on low heat
  • Stack the pears neatly in the pan on top of the butter (as shown below)
  • Simmer on gentle heat for 20 mins (or until the pears are slightly caramelised) 
  • While that's simmering, to make the pastry, rub 150g butter into flour, add the egg, knead the pastry and then roll out to the size of the fry-pan
  • Once the pears are done, put the pastry on top of the pears and then put the whole thing in the oven for approx 35 mins (until the pastry starts turning golden brown).
    Finally, turn it onto a plate (pastry side down) and serve with either ice-cream or cream (or even both!!).  Delicious!  Thanks Nick!!
    David and Nick playing at Nambour Originals

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Brisbane City Print Just Added

    We have just added the wonderful city of Brisbane, Australia to our range of City Prints by Karen O'Leary.  With this incredible piece of art, a map has been used as an inspiration to create something beautiful. Karen's original pieces are hand drawn and hand cut, no two pieces are alike which is why people are drawn to them - because of that uniqueness and the amount of time that is required in the process. Pop over to Karen's artist page to check out the full range of City Prints.
    Brisbane City Print

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Lizzie Mac Range On Sale!

    We are excited to announce that our Market Sale Gift Guide currently includes our entire range of hand-made Lizzie Mac products - this fantastic sale is running for the month of August.  Sale items include:

    Hostess Aprons marked down from $65 to $35.
    Hostess Apron
    Shopper Bags marked down from $75 to $45:
    Shopper Bag
    Tote Bags marked down from $70 to $35:
    Tote Bag
    And finally, we have just added these brilliant Towelling Turbans to the store.  They will usually be priced at $20 however as an introductory offer they are currently $15:
    Towelling Turban
    So, pop on over to our Lizzie Mac artist page and check out her range of fabulous aprons & accessories!