Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Sal is finished

I'm really pleased with it. It's got to be washed then sent for framing. It's going to a lovely home and I know the lady will be thrilled with it.

Sunday, 30 October 2016




November's done and December is done as far as I can go.

Monday, 26 September 2016

October is finished !


October's cute hedgehog and snail got slightly redesigned with their colours.  For the hedgehog back I used two different strands of colour and I wanted to make the snail shell stand out more so made that more of a humbug snail as I lovingly call them.

I also added some leaves to the plant stem on the other side as I thought it looked a bit lacking.  As you can see I have started the border for November.  It's my intention to get the border done before the 10th of November so I can get straight on with the picture.  If I have spare stitching time I'll do the December border too.

These are two of my favourite things that I have in my garden but the hedgehogs eat the snails and slugs so thought it was a bit of a funny combination to put on the SAL - although they look pretty friendly together don't they?

K x

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Lemon garlic broccoli with bacon - Ali Maffucci inspiralized recipe

Tonight's dinner was truly delicious - very easy to make and went down a treat.  Here is my version, not as beautiful as the recipe book which is the second photograph!

Inspiralized !



I am so "inspiralized"  My new, not very expensive gadget combined with the amazing first book of Ali Macfucci  has given me a new lease of life in my kitchen.

A rather rubbish picture follows of carrot and squash noodles with peas and runner beans, cooked in my own pesto sauce (made with my vitamix - another tool, rather expensive but so worth it - makes amazing soups - had it about a year) with poached salmon seared in honey.  It was blooming well lip smacking delicious.


Who would have thought that VEG could be so much fun.  We eat a lot of veg and mainly fish and lets face it when you are facing carrots, broccoli and cabbage for the third time in a week you are bound to find it dull to cook and dull to eat.  NOT ANYMORE.  Honestly this clever little machine and the super dooper cook book have made such a chance to our meal times.  Cooking has become far more exciting, eating it is a joy and the healthy goodness is certainly making us feel much better all round.

Ali  has recipes on her blog as well as hints and tips etc so if you are unsure go over and have a look.
I know people say things are a life changer - but this definitely is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have ever owned.