On the menu – Make-Me-Better Mug

Monday I have a stinking cold (perfect timing as I have a job interview soon), so I thought I’d try Jack Monroe’s Make-Me-Better Mug (you can find the recipe here). It’s turmeric, lemon, ginger, honey and a little pinch of cayenne pepper (that last bit is optional). So baring in mind my taste buds are…

Sneak peek – another Dropcloth sampler

My creative mojo isn’t particularly strong at the moment, so that’s the perfect time for a Dropcloth sampler to come to the rescue (I have several stored away as genuine emergency crafting measures).

On the menu – Cinnamon Spice Cake

Friday This is Cinnamon Spice Cake from Simple Cake by Odette Williams and it’s okay. I haven’t baked in ages, so it is a little disappointing as a first bake back, it’s quite a wholesome cake, ie not the sort of cake you’re probably thinking of when you’re craving cake but it’s okay. It is…

Sneak peek – slow progress

I’ve been very slowly working on a new design since January. It’s massive, it took months (with a lot of off and on again) just to design the thing. It will take even longer to stitch…..

On the menu – Singapore Noodles with Cashews and Cashew Pesto Pasta

Tuesday This was so good, I could eat this every day of the week, Singapore noodles with cashews from the Vegan One Pound Meals book. I did switch the rice noodles for wheat noodles though, because ugh rice noodles. Will definitely be making again and it’s really quick and simple to do, so bonus! Okay,…

On the menu – Charred Pepper Orzo

Wednesday Charred pepper orzo from the One Pound Meals vegan book, is one of those dishes that smells absolutely amazing when cooking but the eating doesn’t quite live up to the promise. I am not a massive fan of orzo, so that doesn’t really help but it was still nice to eat. I didn’t char…

Finished scarf

I’ve finally finished a scarf that I’ve been working on, on and off, since January. It had initially been planned as a Christmas present and it probably still will be, although I’m not sure that the recipient is particularly a scarf person but it’s the thought that counts. It’s my own ‘design’. The wool, which…

April 2019 books

Dead Girl Walking by Christopher Brookmyre My rating: 4 of 5 stars I used to love Chris Brookmyre books, funny and gripping and with some fantastic rants, also really cool covers, then he decided to get serious, even though his old books weren’t exactly comedies, I tried a few and, well, Brookmyre got knocked off…

April 2019 photos

Lots of photos this month, starting off at one of my favourite places in the V&A, the cast courts. Then onto Moel Famau in North Wales. Then back closer to home in Kew Gardens. They’ve currently got a Chihuly exhibition on, which is very good. Then even closer to home, in Richmond Park.