Todays pickings, looks like mushroom omlettes today!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
On an expedition to Quilters Quarters in Rangiora we chose a fabric to make a new, bigger version out of.
It's certainly not cheaper to make your own clothes, the fabric,buttons and elastic came to $44.20, but you get a one off piece, made to fit you. It certainly is something that no-one else will have, and I hope she gets lots of use out of it.
Amongst the many advantages of making your own clothes is the fact that you can make a quality garment, the buttons will be properly sewn on and not fall off, you can select a long lasting fabric.
I used the pieces to lay out the new fabric, blue, and cut them bigger, especially at the armholes where Miss Rose had been finding her old top very tight.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Having spotted this recipe online today i thought id give it a go. A bit like a clafoutis on a cooked base. Looks delicious, ill let you know how the taste test goes. Blueberries, boysenberrirs and raspberries all picked about 5 mins before assembling
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Garlic: I was late putting in the garlic this year, usually we plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest day, or as close to them as possible. This year I was about 3 weeks late, but the harvest is still good. I only planted about a third of the amount, for we had so much garlic I gave bunches and bunches away. This year, there is only enough for us, about 60 heads.
Onions: I tried to plant a whole bed full this year, but ran out of seed only a few rows in. The seed packets just don't have as many seeds in as I am sure they used to (in the good, ole days). I never got around to putting in any more. But the quality of these, though their number is not great, is fabulous. Great round, well formed onions, some about the size of a coffee mug!
Camomile: my hankering after a Camomile lawn is well known in our family. Finallly, I almost have one. Pix of that to come later. For the moment I have harvest and dried some flowers. Unfortunately, I tried Camomile tea - BLERK - where have I gone wrong? a great camomile smell, but a bitter aftertaste! not even the addition of honey made that any better. Still, nice for rinsing hair, and for putting in the bath.
Mushrooms: Unexpectedly, we have mushrooms in our paddocks. The rain has brought them out early, usually I would start looking about the middle of March!