Monday, 31 August 2009

I'm moving...

...a quick note to let you all know that as of tomorrow I will be over here...

A bit of a rash decision maybe, but so far I'm quite pleased (although it took me a while) with my typepadding.

Please come visit. I'll be doing a giveaway on the new blog (in an attempt to woo you over!) tomorrow, so please do follow me over!

More gardening...

It's been a pretty super weekend round these parts...Johnny had a whole 4 days off work. It's been great for me to be able to get lots and lots done, including crafting, cleaning, boring computer chores and the building of my very own indoor gardening space.

By building I mostly mean bringing a large cardboard box (the one from Milo's pushchair) into the kitchen and putting some pots on top of it!

But I'm very pleased with my handiwork.

Growing in our pots we have...

  • oregano
  • basil (green)
  • basil (purple)
  • coriander
  • parsley
  • rocket
  • hot chillies
  • sweet chillies

I shall be sure to keep you updated on their progress.

Happy bank holidays xx

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Crafting 29/365...

...citrus shades of ninja earrings...

...and a few black...

Friday, 28 August 2009

Beetroot Cake...

Since we've been having vegetable boxes delivered to us from these folks, we've found we quite often have bits and pieces which we wouldn't normally buy, or we're not quite sure what to make with. This led to one of my new favourite games being born, google dinner, where you simply pop into google the ingredients you have to hand and find a whole array of wonderful recipes using them.

Well when it came to googling beetroot, the recipe I found most was definitely beetroot cake, mostly chocolate beetroot cake, but I did find a couple of basic just beetroot cake. 'What a wonderful idea' I thought, 'just like carrot cake'.
As it happened I had all the ingredients I needed at hand for this recipe (which coincidentally is from the same website that we get our veg from). So as Milo was napping I set about baking.

It was lots of fun, mostly for the wonderful pink juice that bled pretty much everywhere! And it was a very easy recipe. Once in the oven it started to smell fantastic, and then, well, it started to just smell a little weird!

It came out well, to look it, and is pretty much the perfect cake consistency, lovely and light and moist, but, well, it just doesn't taste that great! It's not bad, we'll probably manage to eat it all between the two of us, after all cake is cake, but I certainly won't be making it again. Maybe I'll try the chocolate variety next time.

Crafting 28/365...

...knitting socks...

I started these socks, oh I don't know, about a year ago maybe, and well they had been abandoned. However last night I felt the urge to do some knitting, so I went upstairs rummaged through the many, many unfinished knitting and crochet projects and dug these out. Surprisingly I managed the whole bottom part (heel to toe) so who know maybe I'll have them finished in less than another 12 months!