Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Cooking, Camellias and crochet

Hello, how are you today?  All is well down in the south, the sun has been shining for a few days which has been lovely. 

I am pleased to announce that Miss G. is finally learning to cook.  Sunday night is her designated night and after going through my cooking files which are basically recipes I've ripped out of magazines and put into folders, she chose to make pasties.  We decided to adapt the recipe and added some lean beef mince to change it from a vegetarian recipe.  We kept the vegetables in the recipe, just cut down the quantity.  The recipe called for curry powder and cumin which was a delightful addition to a normal pasty recipe.  We used bought puff pastry rather than a pastry made from scratch as the recipe called for.  They were absolutely delicious and we all agreed we'd love to have them again.

If anyone wants the recipe, just let me know.

I made some blueberry muffins, always nice with a cuppa when the weather is cold.

Some of the Camellias in the garden have started to flower adding some much needed colour when the sun isn't shining.  I bought some inside to display on our dining table.

I started joining some of my granny squares together to give myself some encouragement.  I'm not a patient person and I want my blanket made and finished yesterday.  I can also get a better idea what I'm doing as I've not planned this blanket properly at all.

I've just received some cotton yarn form Yarn Over to make some dish and wash cloths.  Ordered Friday, received Tuesday....excellent service.  Next post I'll show you my new yarn and share a recipe for the self saucing pudding I made on Friday night for dessert.

Until then, take care everyone and thank you for stopping by,

Anne  xx

P.S.  I have decided to implement comment moderation again as the spammers have returned.  I would rather not have comment moderation on, but I hate spam.  Thanks for your understanding.


  1. I love the colours you've selected for your granny squares. I'm sure it will all come together and look lovely even if it isn't quite planned. Your flowers are lovely too.

  2. The pasties and muffins look scrummy! Just look how well your new blanket and the camellias match. I love camellias, but they won't grow in our garden soil and I'm rubbish at things in pots, so I just admire other people's!

    Have a good week!

  3. Gee the colours of your rug would be great for the one I'm about to start for Sally ( the first one is quite wrong- too green and an awful bright pink ). I think I have it better this time. It's not easy to get a good variety of colours up here. I guess we don't have enough Winter for people to knit much.
    PS. The pasties look great !!

  4. Well done all around I'd say. The pasties look scrummy, the camellias are just gorgeous, and the crochet fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your new yarn - and the recipe. cheers Wendy

  5. I am also looking forward to the recipe Miss G. those pasties look so nice. I like the idea of curry and cumin.

  6. The muffins and pasties look so yummy! Very satisfying to see the kids in the kitchen making things. Love the gorgeous bright colors your are using for the blanket. :)

  7. I love reading your recipes. Please accept a 'One Lovely Blog' award from me for having such lovely posts.
    Love from Mum

  8. Those pasties look totally delish, beautiful camellias, and the blanket has the colours of spring flowers - I'm thinking pink tulips and blue hyacinths - it's gorgeous :D

  9. Beautiful blooms & the pasties look scrummy !

  10. Your blog is so beautiful, so colorful, Anne!
    I always have much pleasure visiting you.

  11. We have that same camellia in our front garden Anne, it is such a pretty one :)
    Your granny blanket is coming along beautfiully, such pretty colours!

  12. Anne I love the colours of these squares,I want to copy them! xx


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