Thursday, 28 January 2010



On sale on eBay now.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010


One day I will bother explaining the ins and out of what it has been like living with Bipolar Mood Affective Disorder [aka Manic Depression that most people use - albeit incorrectly] but frankly it is a drag and a drain IRL so never really feel like blowing the trumpet online. But today as a absolute forced activity to get myself off the sofa I decided to work on my cake invention recipe and perfect it in the aim of sharing it with all of you. I can say categorically that cake eating Hayley at work has nominated this her favourite. She can elucidate her thoughts on every cake I every made and everything that goes into her mouth infinitum so truss, yeah. She knows.

So after today's success I feel confident to announce The Booyah Cook has achieved some earth bound status - NOW KNOW AS GODDESS!!

Since then I have been with Sean Combs on a jet ski in Miami, making it rain up and down the strip in LA, my life is like a movie but if it looks like I'm having more fun than you then sue me. ETC.

In concept is my favourite bits from different kinds of cakes: super moist vanilla sponge, fresh fruit, clafoutis-esque, lasts a long time. I have tried both a cherry one and a blackberry one. I think it will work with anything like mulberries, figs, fresh apricots or peaches, nectarines - strawberries would taste good but they would look rank.


1] Grease a 9 inch / 23 cm (ideal size for BDL's) circular cake tin and dust it with flour. It has to be a loose bottomed or spring loaded tin or when you get the cake out all the fruit is gonna mush up.

2] Preheat the oven to about 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F

I would like to say "freestyle freestyle" but the science of silkience will not adjust [remember that ad or is it just Australian? Mrs G?] when it comes to baking cakes. If a recipe recommends a particular tin at certain temperature, and you change either of those things it will impact on your recipe. Maybe even instant fail you.

3] With electric beaters cream together 120g butter and 120g castor sugar.
If you never made a cake before, this means mix the two together until the colour changes to a lighter shade and smooths into a paste and isnt all crumbly sugar and icing any more. Can take anything between 5 - 8 minutes.

4] Add two eggs. Get on the beating again. Mix until the colour changes again. It will end up pretty pale. Takes about 5-6 mins after adding the egg.

5] Add 240 grams of plain flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Mix it in with a spoon or spatula. Don't using the electric beaters now. The beaters will over work the flour and make it "tough" and you will end up with a loaf of flat bread. When you have mixed in all the flour, you will have a kind of doughy looking mixture though.

6] Mix in 6 drops of vanilla essence and 200 mls of creme fraiche with the spoon. It is still gonna be a doughy looking mixture. If you think it is too dry, add 10 mls of milk / water / alcohol whatever but not more.

7] Tip the mixture in the tin and spread it with the back of the spoon to the edges. Doesn't have to be smooth, just kind of level.

8] Cover the top with whatever fruit you want. You are going to bake your cake for a fairly long time. So don't put anything too small on it and the cake needs to rise underneath the weight of the fruit so make small slices of peaches or whatever. Try the blackberries first though. Awesome!

9]Put the cake in the oven for 40 minutes. It will most likely have to go in again. Everyone's oven is different so maybe 40 minutes will be enough. Test like this: Use a skewer and prick the cake right to the bottom in the centre of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean, then the cake should be done. If there is any goo, put it in for another 15 minutes.

If the middle is gooey but the top has turned brown, turn your oven down 10-20 degrees before shoving the cake back in for the second go in the oven.

10] Leave the cake too cool a bit in the tin before turning it out. Then leave it on a rack to cook completely before you dust it with icing sugar you sprinkle on through a sieve.


The end.


The icing sugar will eventually dissolve into the cake after a while with the moisture. It isn't even really important to put it on there. Whatever you want!


xx Lektrogirl

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Listening to Snoop Dogg, eating pistachio icecream and checking these out:

And another 10 pages of them on my flickr.

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Here I am at my age already making clothes from my niece's Cabbage Patch Kid doll. Hang on a minute - her dolls are actually the dolls my sister and I had. Weird deja vu.

The model you see here though is Ted. [Also known as Little Ted cause I had Big Ted too.] Ted I got on the day I was born. He has suffered a lot through his life but seems to be still going. Ted is wearing the latest in Cabbage Patch Couture made by the hands of yours truly out of some old scarf I had. Secretly wishing I could have a similar dress in my size, including dogs as big as me on the front. I tried to get it on Hobart but she was having none of it. Instead she crept up from behind and jumped onto me clinging to my back like a backpack. The pain. The pain.

The other night I went to Westfields with Cardinal. We had a stroll through Miu Miu like we were actually going to buy something. I looked at some dykey sandals that were pretty hot in a Homey Peds kind of way. But I probably could get some Homey Peds identical except they wouldn't be made from crocodile leather would they?
We then went to the champagne bar and had some blush champagne.
I bought a lipstick.
Then we had dinner.
Then we went to Waitrose.
Then I came home and cried.

I need to go check on a cake. Laters. If the cake worked, a new Booyah Cook section coming.

xx Lektrogirl

Sunday, 24 January 2010


BUMED 09-8131-9, originally uploaded by otisarchives1.


There are two very very important things that I tell myself every time after completing a home DIY project. And I forget every time when it comes round to do the next project. Let me share them with you and maybe you will benefit from this knowledge.

1] NEVER use the screws supplied for fixtures that are to go into mortar. The heads of the screw always "melt", even with a hand screw driver, making it impossible to get the screw in or out. ALWAYS buy your own screws from the hardware store.

2] SNOOP DOGG & DR DRE are the two best artists to listen to while performing DIY tasks. Their soundtracks provide reasonable aggression, humour and focus and put you into the right frame of mind / swagger to get any job done in minimal time.

Thanks for listening.

xx Lektrogirl

P.S. If you have not cracked up at "I Love The DJ" by R Kelly yet, take a look on YouTube and you sure will.

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Saturday, 23 January 2010


Today Dora taught me about baby names in Ghana. I was born on Tuesday so my name is Abena. And if I was a boy, it would have been Kwabena. Then I taught Dora / Afia how to use youtube and we looked at a lot of Christiana Love and Profit Seth videos. I was asking her about the Hiplife videos and she told me "They smoke marjuana these ones." And then she told me about her son Festus who made a rap demo.

Christiana Love is a pastors wife. She does not dress appropriately for church and she dances like a normal person and not like a pastors wife. Apparently.

I love Kwaku's voice. And Seth in this video is Profit Seth. And Seth used to be in Dora's church back in Ghana.

xx Abena

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Ready, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

A totally unnecessary Hobart photo but she's there for want of a better one.

Such a busy week - the Lingerie show, back at the office, then this afternoon I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ceila Birtwell. My boss was away in Paris and someone from my company had to go with Celia to represent my bosses wishes so I went to take notes.

It was a sample meeting between Celia and a business partner where she was to review factory production samples. Pantone books out, notes taken, buttons counted. SO MUCH FUN. I spent 3 hours with Celia & Co. I was sitting there making sure everything was approved correctly, contractual obligations were being met by both sides, basically ticking a big list TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK and then reporting back to my boss who was wrestling on a pair of panty hose at the end of the day after rolling back into town and getting ready to go out again for a party.

Such larks.

xx Lektrogirl

Monday, 18 January 2010


I've been working in The Metropolitan for the last two days for The Lingerie Collective.

My favourites were a brand called Lascivious

and a German brand called Wundervoll. Unfortunately their site is flash and I can't be bothered doing more than hotlinking at the moment.

And if I can just say, the Founder and CEO of Wondervoll is a total babe. I might even do another post of UBM for that, although I have a long overdue folder full of material from *erock / Audio Dregs from UBM 3

Anyway I'm feeling Tiki Bar tipsy, tired and not particularly talkative but need to mention finally, if you like the picture at the top of this post, check out the whole book here.

xx Lektrogirl

Wednesday, 13 January 2010



Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Sunday, 10 January 2010

IN LOVE <3 <3 <3

I never fancied a Japanese guy before, but here are five of them. I have to say, I have as much chance as getting with R Kelly but can I at least send out my wish for Spring Summer 2010: I would like to walk round town and see as many men dressed like this as possible. Yacht Rock with a pink rosette!

xx Lektrogirl

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And don't give a fuck what anyone says.

Possibly my top YouTube video for Jan 10.

xx Lektrogirl

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Saturday, 9 January 2010


Disaster Fetish Tour 2009, originally uploaded by nullsleep.

Thursday, 7 January 2010


First guy in the shorts is mine!
Second guy is for The Cardinal [do for love]

xx Lektrogirl


Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Strong Look, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

Today I was off and woke up with a sore throat. I did start last night, but unravelled it all again. Officially though, I made myself a new neck warmer thing while teaching myself to crochet. What more can a girl want in one item: frills, chunky wool, pompoms and the best button ever. I want to get into Liberty tomorrow and buy some more wool cause I have an idea for making another one.

This button I bought in a whole gang of them which I have kept in a jar for ages.

Off, it isn't such a strong look and I think it does look better with a towel head. I used alpaca wool.

Anyway - crocheting is fun and if you use thick wool and a 12 mm hook it goes super fast. Unlike these mittens I made once for Paul.

"Good Wife Mittens"

This is from my old website.

"here are some mitten that i knitted for paul. now that i am married i am not sure i would bother doing such a thing but let's see.

a knitting hobby is a good one to pick up - it puts you in great company with supermodels and pop stars who are all keen to get their needles out.

for these mittens i used pure wool on two metal needles - acrylic wool makes a bad noise on metal needles. the actual farisle design i just made up as i went along. the pattern i used [and reproduced below] i just googled from the internet."

You can see the pattern here.


Monday, 4 January 2010


NCP 14168, originally uploaded by otisarchives1.

Well you know how it is. You are all either having it or had it last week. I am hating it. I am sorry everyone that I didn't pick the phone up for yesterday. I had to have a holiday from my holiday. I was so exhausted.

I did start the day with a mini adventure with The Cardinal. The 02 Centre for Habitat and Homebase. Then through the carwash with a Chai Tea Latte. Now that is what I call living.

Then home to mend the toilet, bleach the scribbled on vintage breadboard, scrub the scribbled on table cloth and watch episodes of City Homicide - and excellent Aussie cop show my mum has got me hooked on - back to back til bed time.

Wednesday is my day off. Call me back then okay?!

xx Lektrogirl


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.