Monthly Archives: May 2014

Exciting book news, an interview with Miss South, and some (almost) Trinidadian Banana Bread.

Nope, not mine, but a new recipe book I was involved in testing a couple of recipes for way back when, is now finally out in print! (Or actually, was out in print on the 22nd May, but I had to wait for mine to cross oceans and continents to get to me 🙂 ) […]

My Sew Stretchy Challenge: a sporty little number.

I had planned to not leave this until the last minute, but my first stretchy project didn’t pan out (a bamboo jersey knit version of the Scout tees I made the other week – too big and saggy!) and is currently sat in the corner thinking about what it has done, and so this was […]

Baking for guests: Gluten-Free Banana (and Chocolate Chip) Cake.

This weekend I had the last of our visitors for a while, two of our awesome friends from Bristol, one of whom I used to work with, and who we had a reciprocal cat-sitting arrangement with. I think they were just as excited (if not more so) to see our cats as they were to […]

Moss the (long overdue to be completed) Rabbit

So, when I say it is long overdue to be completed…. I started this project in June 2010! It was originally to be a maternity leave present for someone I used to work with, now of course little Stevie is coming up to 2 years old, and baby number 2 is imminent… and I no […]

Crochet One-Skein Wonders: Bellisfaire Beanie

I am trying to use up some of the yarn in my stash. Really, who knows how this stuff builds up! …and for this, I am quite liking the projects from Crochet One-Skein Wonders, like the bag I made the other week. I find crochet really portable for a little project on the go, and a […]

Mr Stork: Ciconia ciconia

The last of the birds! I am now up to date and ready for the Parrot of next month’s issue of CrossStitcher. I have to say, I don’t like this one, and the Seagull as much as the other ones, I prefer the bright colours of the bluebird, and lovebird, and budgie. I finished the […]

Cherries and Cherry and Almond Pie

Each time we drive to Tahoe, we go past all these fruit stands by the side of the road. The benefits of living in Northern California I guess! GIVE ME TASTY FRUIT! Anyhow, this time around on the way back we actually stopped off and bought some stuff from the Dixon Fruit Market. Oh. My. […]

“Hana” Bag.

So, this weekend we spent in Tahoe with Brother M and his girlfriend, I made hobnobs to take with us, and further varied my coconut hobnob recipe….. Absolutely the best yet. I have updated my original recipe accordingly. Treat yourselves. Anyhow, I was chatting to my Mum via the internets this weekend. Gotta love it! […]

Mr Seagull: Larus argentatus

One more birdie after this one, then I am fully up-to-date! Until next issue. (And next issue is a super colourful parrot! That is definitely being stitched) In the lab I used to work in back in the UK, one of my co-workers got slightly mad whenever anyone would refer to a bird as being […]

Apricot and Ginger Upside-down Cake

I am a collector. A collector of souvenirs. Some of my souvenirs are small, like fridge magnets and those little snowglobes, but I also collect recipe books. A whole load of recipe books. I have the more practical recipe books, like my beloved Delia, but my souvenir books tend to be a little on the […]