Monday, 15 June 2015

It's Finished.

To be honest I'm showing off here, but I am delighted with the way my Liquorice Allsorts blanket turned out.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Liquorice Allsorts Blanket

I have been starring at this tin for a couple of months so when I was looking for an idea for a blanket it came to me a liquorice allsorts blanket.

 The Colours.

I'm working it off Lucy's Attic 24 Granny striped blanket

Monday, 13 April 2015

Last Week.

Last week was a week of days off and sunshine. Garden furniture was washed off and put into use. Washing got to dry on the line. It was one of those weeks that was good for your soul.


 Blue skies and washing.
 New bits and bobs.

 Trips to the sea.


 Coffee and cake

 What more could you ask for.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

It's Finished

I have spent the last couple of days doing nothing but crochet. I am rather pleased with myself. I'm all packed up and off to my class.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

I Love Crochet

I have wanted to learn to crochet for a long time, so when I got an email from my local wool shop to say they were starting classes at the end of January I signed up. I have been having a great time I love it. The colours of the wool, how quick it all comes together, chatting to like minded people. I'm in heaven. This is my very first ripple blanket. I have also discovered Lucy over atAttic 24.
I am working on her Jolly Chunky Bag. I will show off when I'm finished

Friday, 20 March 2015

Vegetable Crumble

It took me awhile to get my head around the idea of a crumble been anything but sweet but since I tried the savoury version my mind has been changed and this has become a favourite in my kitchen.
It is a great way to use up the bits and bobs in the end of the fridge.
The crumble topping has been adapted from a BBC recipe.

Cook off your vegetables and add to a casserole dish.
In mine there is 2 carrots. 1 sad looking parsnip. A half a head of celery. 1 large leftover cook potato and 4 dried up scallions. I also threw in a tin of mix beans and the end of a packet of frozen peas.

Fan oven 180

Crumble Topping.
200g plain flour,
100g butter.
Rub in,
Mix in a large handful of oatmeal. a couple of tablespoons of seeds, sunflower, pumpkin and a sprinkle of linseed.
A large handful of grated cheese.
Salt and pepper.
Mix together and set aside.

30g Butter,
30g plain flour.
600ml of vegetable stock.

Melt the butter in a pot and in the flour and cook off for a minute or 2.
Add in the stock a bit it a time until you have a smooth sauce that coats the back of the spoon.

Stir in the sauce and season everything well. If you have a few sprigs of parsley chop up and throw in.
Cover with the crumble and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Place a tray under your casserole dish if you don't fancy spending the evening cleaning out your

It is not a pretty looking dish but it tastes good