Friday, 30 August 2013


So yeah, I've been absent for a wee little bit... ok so maybe a little more then wee, but just a little!! I've been crazy and once again my life has been completely turned around, but it's looking up up up!! and you need to be prepared for some serious creativity and cookery! This blog will be once more!

So I'm starting with this new market bag I just finished! Cute eh? I'm a big fan of it! I made one years ago in yellow but with my move and everything I tossed it! (to be fair it was super worn out at that point.) This one I've made in more neutral colors, It tends to be all I wear any who! Pastels and neutrals! 

So what can you look forward to you ask? Well I've bought stuff to begin my very first quilt. I'm also starting a hot water bottle cover, and my massive grey cuddly cable cardi is well on it's way at this point and I hope to finish it before the year end! My Cooking is still a bit lax, as I don't quite have my own kitchen yet, but I'll see what I can do about getting a little bit in there too! 

Promise to keep you updated this time! 

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothies!

This is my first ever time using rhubarb. It's definitely a weird thing! I stewed it as they say and it was easier then I thought. I keep reading that one can stew with apples which I might try next! I decided that for my first go though I would use my bran new blender! It's perfect, exactly what I wanted and oh so cute too! I made a strawberry rhubarb smoothie and it was delish!

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

1/2 cup of stewed rhubarb
1/2 strawberries
1/2 apple juice
4 table spoons of yogurt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

And simply blend it all together!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Roast Chicken

After the holidays chickens go on sale, its perfect! What better then a sunday roast! We had chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes and peas, simple and sweet a lovely meal! The question is what to do with the leftovers? I usually spend the week secretly munching on the left over chicken and skipping proper meals. One of my new year resolutions though is to attempt a 5 a day lifestyle! 5 servings of fruit and veg every day. so I'm counting this wonderful honey mustard apple celery chicken salad as my 3rd of 5 a day!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow Kitty

I love snow! I always get super excited about snow and have been super bummed by the idea of moving to London where they in theory get very little snow. Since I've been here they've got more and more snow, its wonderous! I couldn't resist the clean snow today to make a snow kitty, even if it was to powdery to even make a snowball!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Sweet Potato French Toast Bites!

Sweet Potato French Toast Bites, these were absolutely delicious, and a great way to use up bread before it gets stale! I adore sweet potato and all of it's friends, squash, pumpkin, the taste of fall indeed! yum! yum! yum!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Illustrator takes time.

I like to imagine that I have regular blog readers and that they would be exceptionally devastated due to my recent lack of posting. The flaw in this amazing plan is the fact that this recent lack of posting tends to be quite regular. But I swear I have a good excuse! This is a floor plan of the Queen's House in Greenwich, its much more of a design floor plan then a technical one as its more about the tiles, and mouldings, then the building dimensions (however don't get me wrong they're all to scale.)
This is a section of the same building, also more of a design section. They've both been sketched out in vectorworks ( a program I just taught myself) to scale, then transferred to illustrator and detailed tile... by tile... It wasn't about the ease it was about exploring the space, exploring how things such as tiles, windows, doors, and extreme crown moulding fits into the space. This is what I've been doing with my lack of blogging life. Tons and tons of things like this.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Trés Berry Galette

Blueberries... Strawberries... and Blackberries.... are what make up my Trés Berry Galette! I adore the taste of mix berries but for just two a whole pie never seems to get eaten! So I decided to turn my very special pie dough recipe into a single crust and form a small two person Galette.

My pie crust recipe has been adjusted many times in an attempt to perfect it, I really feel like I have the perfect crust down. However because of that it's top secret! So I absolutely can not post it, but you can use your own favourite pie crust recipe. Mine's an all butter crust which worked absolutely perfect for my Galette.

The insides consisted of a bit of lemon juice, tons of berries and a whole bunch of sugar! I added a bit of cornstarch also to thicken it up a bit so that it didn't wet the bottom crust too much and make it mushy. It worked out so well, one big golden crusted fruity, sugary, galette.