Sugar Free February ( Cancer Research)

Its funny how things change I’m so grateful for Christmas 2016 as it meant hubby was home recovering from his operation for bowel cancer and I really didnt think he’d be home in time.

I do remember one Christmas years and years ago we where going to a friends for Christmas dinner which was lovely as we where super skint and it was lovely to be invited as we didnt get many invites out. About an hour before we where due to go, we got a phone call it was all off due to illness.

So we where in a bit of a pickle because we hadnt bought a turkey because we’d been invited out and mostly because we where totally skint. We also hadnt been able to buy pressies because again we where skint and actually made by hand pressies which we still have. On Christmas day even though we started the day feeling rather down we actually had a great day in that we ended up going walking around Lytham St Annes in the rain and ate crisp butties for tea in the rain.

Its funny how things change but I treasure that Christmas as well as Christmas 2016 because hubby and I where together , we are happy, contented with our lot and relieved that things are now starting to improve a little. Be thankful for what you have everybody and if you feel like it pop a little donation over to this link to help motivate us in our Sugar free February in aide of research towards the early discovery of Cancer. If hubby ( Pauls) cancer hadnt been found early I’d be on my own just a sad little person with lots of doggie pics on my walls.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/jane-and-paul-britton

 

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Next Event – 29th June – Alternative Fashion Fest – @Circo Liverpool

Hi all, my lovely Alternative Fashion Fest crew will be performing their anniversary show at Circo , Britannia Pavilion , Albert Doc, L3 4AD, Liverpool in Liverpool.

I;’ll be modeling again and will be wearing  an outfit from phoenixx Designs and will also be in the Lady Gaga closing section.  So cant wait, please come the event highlights diversity and how we are all different and the need to embrace those differences in society. 

Heres a few more details x

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Come join us on the 29th of June for our anniversary show. We will have amazing artists, fantastic designers and of course all the beautiful people.

Amazing acts from

Be dazzled by CONDRA
Enjoy the amazing vocals KIMMYBEATBOX and Molly & Ellie
Burlesque from Arielle Firecracker and her assistant Dita Von Hiss
Jynx Monster from the incredible Monster Cirque
Come see the amazing skills of Stay Beautiful Hoop dance
and Opening our show is the taleted Emilie Rachel with her amazing vocals.

Special Guest Model Ryan Davies-Hall

Incredible choreography from Dance All Out

Featuring designs from
Lexxi Roxx Clothing
Petticoats~A~Plenty
THTC – The Hemp Trading Company
Phazeclothing.com
Alibi Clothing and Accessories
Phoenixx Designs UK
Are We The Baddies
Bohemiannova Couture
and many more

Special Guests
LatexFashion.TV
Stephi LaReine

Some special surprises coming your way this time. Not to mention stalls and booths for you to browse around at your leisure.

Hold on to your hats Liverpool…we’re back!

No tickets needed!

Links
Link to the event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1721222301478718/
http://www.alternativefashionfest.co.uk/

Janie B modeling at Alternative Fashion Fest ( Nicky rockets)

I recently modeled for the Alternative Fashion Fest as part of a show they put on at a festival over in NE Wales. I’ve modeled for Alt Fest a few times and love it as they encourage you to be yourself, they stand up for diversity and actually let the models express emotion which is amazing for me.

This time I was modeling the fabulous Nicky Rocket Tees , check the red rather lush. I paired the tee with my faithful Evans Boots, Simply be Skort and Fishnet tights from The Big Tights company.

BTW the Alternative Fashion Fest have their next show at Circo in Liverpool this Wednesday 29th June 2016 from 7pm and its free   – see you there.  Heres the link to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1721222301478718/  xx

 

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Links
https://www.facebook.com/alternativefashionfest/?fref=ts
http://www.nickyrockets.com/
http://www.evans.co.uk/
http://www.thebigtightscompany.co.uk

Tour date 4 – 30th April 2016 – Darwen Live ( Simplybe , Evans) .

So we are already at Tour date 4 almost half way through our Summer festivals tour with my band Skyeladder.  I cant believe how quickly time is going.

This time we played at Darwen Live a great musical yearly event where theres’ music pretty much ongoing across the Darwen area all over the BH weekend.

This time I choose a decorated jewel black sleeveless vest top from Simplybe and paired it with a black see through tee and also a pair of red pants and sandals from Evans Clothing.

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Links
www.skyeladder.net
http://www.simplybe.co.uk
http://www.evans.co.uk/

Tour date 3 – 29th April 2016 at Steelfest Irlam – Evans/Next/yours/Dowd

Tour date 3 – 29th April at Steelfest Irlam Festival

What a gorgeously warm day it was over the bank holiday weekend it was super-hot so I took the chance to wear my fabulous white vest top from Yours fashion.  I must stress though I bought this as a plain white vest and had the lips added by the fabulously talented Kevin Bowd  (Boy Georges brother) who provides  most of his brothers hats and jackets.  They also have a label called “b-rude

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I paired the lips vest with my trousers from Next and sandals from Evans and also added the totally amazing grey fringed jacket also from Evans made in a faux suede.

I love the versatility of the  jacket , I’ve worn it loads with jeans and linen pants over Spring and can imagine that this could also be a fab jacket that will take be right into Autumn.

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Links
https://www.facebook.com/SteelFestIrlam/
www.skyeladder.net
http://www.evans.co.uk/
www.next.co.uk
http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

Tour Date 2 – 30th April 2016 at the North East Wales Diversity Festival Gig and Ask Fashion

Tour date 2 – 30th April 2016 at the North East Wales Diversity Festival Gig.
Here I am on the outdoor stage with my band Skyeladder, such a fun day and the reaction to our new songs “Mercy” and “Take Me” was amazing.  Thankyou everybody for coming to support us.  As usual with my other posts I am blogging about the outfit I wore ( which by the way in case you are all wondering –  I have bought all of them ) .
So for this gig I wore my ASK fashion flag dress which I absolutely love its made from a stretchy woolen like material which kept me cool all day and is hand made by the lovely Amanda.  Ask fashion is a designer label in the states I met the designer Amanda a few years ago when I was in New York for the Fuller Figure fashion Week shows and raved about her collection.
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In order to compliment the dress I paired the look with fishnet tights from The big tights company. Evans cowboy leather boots and a black furry gilet from Evans which I bought years and years ago paired with fishnet tights from The big tights company.
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Overall a great look for stage , let me know what you think x.
Links

Tour date 1 – Festival Tour Outfits – Skyeladder Band ( Simply Be, Next, Evans)

Tour date 1 – 18th April 2016 at the Bacup Folk Club pre-festival Gig.
Moi on stage with my band Skyeladder Top from Simplybe Trousers from Next and Boots from Evans.
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Korean Pork with Green Bean Salad Recipe

korean pork with green bean salad recipe

Serves 3

Ingredients
6 x 150g thin cut pork neck fillet steaks
60ml rice wine
60ml soy
25mm ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic
2 birds eye chillies
7g 5 spice
100g grated palm sugar
50ml veg oil

For the salad
250g blanched green beans
1 cos lettuce

For the dressing
40g toasted sesame seeds
1 finely diced shallot
25mm grated ginger
15ml soy
15ml sesame oil
15ml rice vinegar
10g sugar
5g chilli flakes

Method
1. For the marinade, blend til smooth, add the pork, cover well, leave for at least 2 hours but overnight is better.
2. Heat a griddle pan and chargrill the pork (shake off excess marinade, for 4 minutes each side.)
3. For the salad, make the dressing by mixing the ingredients together. Shred the lettuce into 20mm wide strips (don’t use outer leaves). Toss the beans and lettuce in the dressing.
4. Serve with flat bread.

Credit – http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sunday-brunch/articles/latest-recipes/korean-pork-with-green-bean-salad-recipe

Sea bass with Crushed Soy Beans and Chilli Sauce with a Glass Noodle Salad Recipe

Sea bass with beans and chilli sauce

Serves 2
1 tbsp salted soy beans
2 garlic cloves
1 birds-eye chilli
A large handful of coriander
1 x 350g-500g seabass, scaled, gutted and de-gilled
1 tbsp veg oil

For the sauce
1 tsp chilli bean sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
100ml chicken stock/ veg stock or hot water
A dash dark soy sauce
For the glass noodle salad (serves 4)
100g mung bean vermicelli
½ carrot
½ cucumber
2 spring onions
1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the salad dressing
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 ½ tsp Chinkiang black rice vinegar
1 ½ tsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp chicken stock
1 tbsp sesame paste
2 tbsp chilli oil
½ tsp Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
1 tsp sesame oil

Method
1. Lightly crush the soy beans in a small bowl with the back of a teaspoon. Finely chop the garlic and chilli and roughly chop the coriander.
2. Wash the fish, pat dry and place on a large plate or platter suitable for steaming.
3. Build your wok clock: Place the crushed soybeans at 12 o’ clock, then arrange the garlic, chilli, sauce bowl and chopped coriander clockwise around the plate.
4. For the sea bass and crushed soybeans, set a large wok or steaming pan up with a steamer stand and fill with boiling water to a third of the way up the sides. Place the fish plate into the wok or pan, cover with a lid and steam for about 7-12 minutes until cooked. Remove and set aside covering with foil so it stays warm and moist.
5. Drain and dry the wok, add the vegetable oil and heat until smoking. Add the soybeans and stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the garlic, chillies and sauce, bring to a vigorous boil and add half the coriander and continue to cook for 1 minute until the sauce has thickened and reduced by a third.
6. Pour the sauce over the steamed fish and garnish with remaining coriander to serve.
7. For the sauce, mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
8. For the glass noodle salad, put the mung bean vermicelli in a bowl, cover with hot water and leave to soak for 5 mins, until the noodles have softened but are still al dente. Remove from the water and leave to dry on a dry tea towel.
9. Cut the carrot, cucumber and spring onions into fine matchsticks.
10. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry wok until fragrant and golden brown (2-3 minutes), then set aside.
11. For the salad dressing, put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
12. Place all salad ingredients except the sesame seeds in a separate bowl, pour over the dressing and mix until everything is evenly coated. Transfer the dressed salad to a serving plate and scatter over the toasted sesame seeds to finish, serve.

Credit – http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sunday-brunch/articles/latest-recipes/sea-bass-with-crushed-soy-beans-and-chilli-sauce-with-a-glass-noodle-salad-recipe