Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category

christmas

Dec
2013
28

posted by on applique, books, christmas, cooking, family, far south new south wales, sewing

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Tweet Such a merry Christmas round here with moments of … :: packing :: :: last minute stitching :: :: receiving :: :: giving :: :: tying :: :: steaming :: :: dancing :: :: cooking :: :: brining :: :: feasting : :: reading and re-reading old and new Christmas favourites :: :: relaxing [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, family, homely, our furry children, outside, patchwork, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left. [...]

posted by on cooking, family, homely, knitting, our furry children, thrifted, ~ loveliness found ~

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Tweet ~ soaking the Christmas fruit ~ ~ hanging out the washing when the sun is rich and warm ~  ~ oh the yumminess of spring rhubarb ~  ~ a stack of newly bought cushion inserts, waiting for their pretties ~ ~ after school smoothies with my girl ~ ~ putting these funny hard rubbish [...]

weekending

Oct
2013
27

posted by on cooking, embroidery, our furry children, patchwork, quilts

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Tweet It’s the end of the weekend already … too fast, too fast. Despite the dreadful weather (Spring?  Spring?  No spring ’round here ) we kept ourselves well occupied, with lots of quilting … … moveable / cut the grass / become good friends rabbit hut building … … ah, friendlier already :-) … pattern [...]

the times that are

Sep
2013
17

posted by on chatter, clothes, cooking, crafty, family, patchwork, quilts, sewing, thrifted

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Tweet Oy!  There’s so much busyness around here lately.  Papers written.  Case studies endlessly researched and submitted.  Posters laid out and printed.  Presentations given.  This third year of nursing is full on.  I’m now in Week 8 of 10 intensive weeks of classes.  I’m so looking forward to a break.  There’s a short one coming [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, family, growing our food, patchwork, quilts, woodwork

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Tweet … I’m in awe of my mum’s beautiful quilt … I’m so happy (relieved) that we’re moving into spring – my arms are bare and my own white way of delight has sprung ’round the corner … I’m thrilled to pieces with my first thicket of carrots – shall have to look up when [...]

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Tweet Right-o!  On this, the first day of August, the sun is shining, the days are a wee bit longer (my goodness, it was still light at quarter to six this eve) and the song twirling round and round in my head is … “Summer is icumen in, loudly sing cuckoo!”  ’Cause it’s good to [...]

midwinter gold

Jul
2013
24

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Tweet Buckets and buckets of lemons, fresh from Mum’s tree.  Full of zingy sunshine to warm our hearts and tummies on these cold wet days. Squeezed into our tea.  Whipped into lemon curd and slathered onto granitas.  Steeping in vodka for Julian’s favourite summertime drink.  Salted and squished into jars for cooking. Tomorrow there will [...]

making sausages

Jul
2013
08

posted by on cooking

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Tweet Is it a look of devotion? “Oh how I do love my humans!  They play the best games.” Anticipation? “Oh my goodness!  The smell!  The growing mound!  It must surely be for me.”  Concern?  ”Maybe they don’t realise I really really really really want to help them?  Perhaps if I lick my lips again [...]

posted by on beach, cooking, family, knitting, our furry children, outside, patchwork, sewing, travels, ~ loveliness found ~

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Tweet I’ve missed a few weeks … not that there wasn’t loveliness … I just didn’t seem to have the camera by my side. today … moments of loveliness from an ordinary week.  If you would like to join in, leave your lovely moments in the comments or a link to your space. ~ making [...]

posted by on cooking, crafty, family, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, sewing, ~ loveliness found ~

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Tweet  if you would like to share your ~loveliness found~ moments from this week please leave them in the comments or share a link to your place! ~ a basket filled with beautiful but under-appreciated yarn, bought many years ago, now being knitted into something warming & special for someone very loved ~ ~ dragged [...]

pretzel

Apr
2013
20

posted by on books, cooking, family

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Tweet We cracked open our copy of Good to the Grain this morning.  Such a treasure trove of yumminess.  This morning, the pretzels were calling.  I feel a bit like Maria in Sound of Music when it comes to baked pretzels.  You know that bit where she sings … “somewhere in my youth or childhood, [...]