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New blog – Meret

I finished Meret on Thursday I didn’t add any extra repeats, so there’s no slouch. I’m not sure if I’d add more slouch next time or not   We had monsoon like weather on Sunday morning but I braved it in order to get to the farmers market where I bought lots of cherry tomatos [...]

Raspberries. Baked not blown.

I’ve had a bit of a foodie weekend. On Saturday I went to the St Fagans Food Festival at the National History Museum. I met up with Amy from Grainy’s Garden and her other half Stephen for lunch and a walk around the stalls. It was a fab afternoon but I forgot to take any [...]

Pesto and Cookies

No, don’t worry. Not together, that would be gross! The basil I showed you last week is still too young for pesto but I did pick some up at the farmers’ market on Sunday. To make this. It was a public holiday in the UK today but I was one of the unlucky ones who [...]

Slightly Delayed Making Monday Post…

I finished knitting the case for my HTC One X and, although I now I have a hard plastic protective case, I’m still very attached to its knitted counterpart so it’ll be staying in there for the time being. I’ll post the pattern later in the week. This weekend Doug and I went to the [...]

I won the lottery…

No, really,  I did. Sadly it wasn’t the big prize of £4.4 million but I did get an email today saying that I’d won £10. So, what was I going to do with the princely sum of ten pounds? Treat myself to something that was lovely but which I didn’t actually need. In short, this [...]

How’d you like them apples?

Sadly not from my garden, but a colleague was selling 2 kilo bags of apples from his garden for only £1 which was a steal.  I usually make apple crumbles but I might venture out into making a pie.  Depends on whether I can cope with making all that pastry In other news, this arrived [...]

Frustration

I sometimes feel as though I am battling against tasks and self imposed deadlines. That my garden should be perfect and bursting with flowers and vegetables, my home should be tidy and organised, knitting projects should be started and finished, I should sew more, cook more etc. And yet instead it’s usually a bit done [...]

Busy Baking

So, the first non-bank-holiday day of my week off and I’ve been editing this month’s KnitCast and doing some baking. For years I yearned of making large, moist, chewy  chocolate chip cookies.They’re easy to find in stores etc. but I wanted to make them at home. A friend of mine went to work in the [...]

In search of a good cuppa

I love tea. I grew up in a household where my nan (grandmother) would brew a pot on the half hour. I even had tea in a bottle when I was toddler. We didn’t seem to have any allegiances to any particular brand, but when I was little I remember we had PG Tips.  I [...]

First Post of the Year

And it’s about hot chocolate… I’d fancied making this vanilla hot chocolate mix ever since I heard about it on Twitter earlier in December. It sounded pretty simple to make. I already had homemade vanilla sugar but not four US cups worth so I only made a quarter of the mix. I also added up [...]