Friday, 25 February 2011

Easter....but I'm working on Halloween & Christmas..aarrgghh!

Easter will soon be here but it seems so long ago now that I made my Easter pieces ( I'm sure there'll be more before Easter!) & would you believe that I've been asked to make pieces for Hallowe'en & Christmas.....have I been asleep for months? I'm sure it's only February....isn't it? 


Friday, 18 February 2011

Where is Spring?

It's grey, cold & miserable outside so I've been trying to bring some sun into my little workshop by making some "sunny" Easter pieces!
They cheered me up for a while..........until I had to venture outside to feed & clean out the chooks......YUK, YUK, YUK describes the weather perfectly.
I hope my little sunny offerings brighten up your day a little!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

A new use for rhubarb!

I can't wait for the first rhubarb shoots to appear in my garden...when they do, I'll know that spring is really here & that summer won't be too far away! It seems to have been a very long winter & here in the North East of England we are back to the grey, miserable days where it just never seems to get light! I'd much rather have those freezing cold, sunny days with the snow on the ground than these never ending grey.....apart from anything else, the snow covers up all the jobs that are crying out to be done in the garden! :-))

Having made the miniature rhubarb, I had a real urge to have some of the real thing & decided to try something just a little different with the last of my frozen rhubarb from last year....instead of a traditional pie with custard, as wonderful as it is, I made a rhubarb meringue pie!...I can recommend it....the tartness of the rhubarb with the sweetness of the meringue...mmmm. Then, guess what, yep, I had to make a mini version! Sadly I couldn't photograph the two together as there wasn't a crumb left from the real thing!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

NO phone line = NO internet!

I'm really struggling right now...the gales have taken out my phone I have NO internet! Went out & bought a's good but the connexion can be a little erratic!So while I'm still connected here's a spin off from a very long overdue bit of commission work... "A Bunch, A Bundle & Loose Rhubarb"!
I'm looking forward to spring & being able to pick some lovely fresh rhubarb!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Some REAL food for a change!

Just to make a change I've been making REAL foood today! Here's some homemade humous & Baba Ganouj.........I must be missing the UAE a bit today....I just had a real craving for some......even made the pittas to go with them! Just call me "Domestic Goddess" LOL

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