Sneak peek – vertical herb garden

I love this time of year when you can start getting back into the garden. I’m starting a new vertical herb garden (herb wall planter from Rocket Gardens – not an ad, they’re just lovely, their brochure fell through my door the other day and, well, it was instant purchasing). It’s obviously not completely full…

On the menu – Pocket Potatoes and Aubergine Larb

Friday More of an idea than a recipe, this is a pocket potato, as inspired by Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken. The idea being, you pack a foil wrapped baked potato in your pocket as you go out for your picnic. It does require some forethought and it depends what time you’re leaving the house to…

Marbled

I think I started this back in February, it took ages but totally worth it. This is the Marbled pattern by Lark Rising. It was a little difficult to fit in the hoop properly, all that satin stitching made the fabric quite bulky and stiff.

On the menu – Mac and No Cheese

Thursday There’s a new One Pound Meals book out, woo hoo!!! This one is vegan and I was a little unsure about whether to buy it, as I have an intolerance to a lot of typically vegan foods but it’s One Pound Meals, I bought it anyway and I’m glad I did. There are some…

Sneak peek – craft space

My craft space is limited, it’s lucky that my main craft is embroidery, as that doesn’t take up much space (most of the time). I’ve lived in this flat for 15 years now (parents with small children be warned, moving to a tiny flat because it’s in a catchment area for a good school, with…

On the menu – Mug Marmite Mac and cheese

Wednesday This really doesn’t look like much but this was so gorgeous. It’s Mug Marmite Mac and Cheese from Jack Monroe’s Cooking on a Bootstrap (you can also find the recipe here) and it is so good. I’ve made microwave mug mac and cheeses before and they’ve never really worked for me, so I was…

March 2019 Books

The Trespasser by Tana French My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad books and this one is no disappointment. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the Dublin Murder Squad series follows different detectives investigating murders, the lead characters vary but will often have had more minor parts in earlier…

Sneak peek – working on a scarf

This, when started at the end of December, was meant to be a late Christmas present but well, it’s for Christmas 2019 now. I only have a square and a half to go but it’s a bit late for a scarf! Pattern is my own and I’m using Paintbox Chunky, which is very soft and…