Friday, 28 May 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
lovely fabric from the v & a quilt exhibition. no, i haven't quite got there... there's still time, though! and just a reminder to visit there yourself if you are remotely local! sorry mum, that leaves you out.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Here is an offering for a yummy soup recipe...from the New Covent Garden Soup Co. It is quite substantial and very warming!
Smoked Haddock Chowder
1 small onion
400g potatoes, peeled and chopped
725ml fish stock (the stuff in pouches is good)
200g undyed uncooked smoked haddock, skinned and flaked
75 ml single cream
to garnish - 1 hardboiled egg, chopped and flat leaf parsley
Melt the butter and cook three quarters of onion and 225 g of potatoes gently for 5 minutes in a covered saucepan, without colouring. Add the stock, cover, bring to the boil and simmer gently until tender. Cool a little and then puree in liquidiser. Return the soup to pan, add the remaining veg, cover and simmer gently for 10mins until they are tender. Add the fish, stir in the cream, and add salt and cayenne to taste. Take care as haddock will be salty already. Add more water if necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Serve with garnish.
- supply teaching (just had offer of lovely school in harpenden)
- quilt exhibition at V & A (no I haven't been yet...).
Now there is a third... and unfortunately it is this one I am encumbered with...
3. resting twisted ankle.
The position was fantastic, too. Just back from Marylebone High Street with its lovely shops although we didn't do much browsing, there is a VV Rouleaux ribbon shop (feather ribbons pictured - closed on Sundays unfortunately), Cath Kidston, Conran... plus lots more. And then only a 10 minute walk to Oxford Street. If you are visiting London, I would sooo recommend this place. I booked directly through the hotel and it was slightly cheaper than lastminute.com. And obviously, with the upgrade it was fantastic value.
Monday, 17 May 2010
The lovely purses, bags and stitched-pictures are so inspiring. And if you get the opportunity to buy anything from the folksy shop, everything is incredibly reasonably priced.
I need to post about our stupendous weekend treat to London (for Keith's birthday) and will do that ASAP.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Take a look yourself, here.
Monday, 10 May 2010
I have my eye on a few of the overnight bags for a special 40th present for a friend... but which one to choose?
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Here is my stall. And yes, I do need to iron that poppyart banner.
Sunday we headed to celtic harmony, as mentioned in an earlier blog post. It was fab. But freezing. Lots to do - a whistle made from sycamore, a rhythm stick, storytelling in the round house, a green man appearing from the woods and the winter witch captured. All the adventures of an iron age village. And some apple pressing! But very cold... did I mention that?