... the smell of freshly baked bread. I’ve experimented with a view recipe’s and this is my favourite. It does require some planning and time… but it’s worth it :) We had this for dinner last night, along with my brother’s peri-peri chicken liver recipe. Delicious…
Recipe: No-Knead Bread
and not a moment too soon…
Thanks for your friendship, encouragement, positive energy, and for keeping me on my toes with my entries – or lack thereof :P
I wish you a wonderful day and a year filled with joy, love, new experiences, interesting people, long walks, majestic thunderstorms… and peace, in everything you embark upon.
with cream cheese frosting… Got the recipe from my mom – soooo good… Can’t wait to make this again.
William is our gardener. Twenty years ago he helped build the complex we live in, and stayed on afterwards. Yesterday afternoon I heard a knock at the door, and there he was, with a basket. With a baby rabbit in it :)
He explained that one of the other residents had given him the hasie, and he just wanted to show me. William and I get along very well… Whenever he’s sick or in trouble, or sees something in the street that looks suspicious, he always comes to me first. I always feed him when he’s around – he loves my chicken soup :) He planted the ivy in my front garden, always helps me move heavy stuff when my husband is at work – basically, he’s a dear old man and I am very fond of him… I gave him some rocket I had in the garden, and last night went out and bought a bunch of carrots. This morning he came by to tell me that the bunny really enjoyed both.
So I decided we should plant some veggies for the rabbit – and ourselves. I went out and bought some spinach seed, and I had some rocket and radish seed in the house. We moved two planters to the front of the house (sufficient sun; lack of Basset to destroy our hard work…), filled them with potting soil, and we’ve just finished planting the garden. William will be in charge of keeping it moist, and I will feed the rabbit with kitchen scraps until we can start feeding it from the garden.
I really hope this works… I would hate to see the rabbit die – William has grown very attached to it. Will try to get a picture of them both for a future post
This has been a VERY busy week… I started AND finished a queen-sized quilt, baked a birthday cake for a dear friend, and crocheted my second scarf – all while keeping down a full-time job!
This one was made with a mohair/angora mix – it’s light and warm and incredibly fluffy :) Sent Suz a picture and she loves it! And she commissioned a green one too :D
Read this yesterday evening. (I tried to beat Josh but it seems I failed…) This was not really my cup of tea… I found it very weird. And it did make me wonder about the writer’s wife – she must be a saint to put up with him :D
Wolf Hall: A Novel
This was absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended.
This was sooooo much fun! I love the colour and texture of the wool I used. I still have a lot to learn, but I think I’m off to a good start :) Next project – crochet a scarf for my best friend Suz, using a different pattern.
I learned to do on my holiday. Mom taught me how to hold the crochet needle and the thread, which helped a lot. And once I understood the maths behind the patterns (especially the Granny Square) it was quite easy! She taught me how to crochet circles and to increase stitches too. At the moment I’m busy knitting The Boy a scarf – once it’s finished I’m going to start on a very basic scarf.
And I think she really enjoyed it… :)
Leaving for our little break tomorrow morning! I’m so excited. Mom hasn’t been on a holiday in years – I hope she still remembers how to relax ;)
We’re having dinner at one of my husband’s work friends tomorrow night. The host asked me to bring dessert. Honestly, I’m a bit nervous… Not about the tiramisu – I’ve made this recipe before and it’s really simple and delicious.
I guess I’m nervous because I’ve never met Izak (the host) in person before – although we’ve talked on the phone and he sounds lovely – and there’s going to be other strangers too. I get really nervous around strangers and tend to talk too much :/
But I’m going to try and relax and just enjoy it. Expect the best!
Happy birthday dear maromera. May this next year be filled with love, peace, excellent health, and at least 8 hours of sleep every night! I’m so thankful for the many ways you’ve touched my life here on 43T.
A big hug for you, and may all your dreams come true :)
believe I wasn’t taught how to crochet when I was younger. I’ve always wanted to learn and this year I’m going to do it.
Asked my mom if she’d be willing to teach me the basics on our holiday next week, and she said yes :)
I would like to crochet a scarf before the end of the winter, so that gives me four months. Sounds doable.
Apricot Yogurt Scones
Was in the mood for a scone this morning, and had all the ingredients on hand. These turned out great, although I skipped the glaze.
Freedom: A Novel
Some VERY negative reviews for this one on Amazon, but I thought it was brilliant! A pure joy to read :)
A Dance with Dragons
I am really starting to wonder how the hell Martin is going to wrap up this story in just two more books – there are so many loose strings! It will be quite a feat if he manages to so.
Hummus without Tahini
I’ve been struggling to find hummus in our local store lately, so last night decided to start making my own. I added more garlic and some chili flakes – delicious and healthy :)
We’ve almost been married a year :) And this goal’s been on here for a couple of months… Honestly, I haven’t been looking forward to the application process at all. But today I took the plunge and went to the Department of Home Affairs to apply for my new ID book (in my married name). Thank goodness I took a book along because:
- The queue was effing long
- The staff were indifferent (nothing new there…)
- It was hot hot hot
But after three hours in line and LOTS of patience, I finally got the application in. Don’t think I should mark this as done just yet – will wait until I receive it and everything is in order.
But the worst is over! Hallelujah!!