Easy peasy crochet beanie complete! The pattern from Ravelry recommended 14 rounds of stitches — I think I ended up doing double that! It just wasn’t big enough (it looked quite hilarious actually, it didn’t even cover Erika’s little ears). I added a double crochet edge with a light grey yarn to finish it off. […]
Ok, so the plan was to take lots of photos to show you this beanie in progress, but it’s just so darn quick, I was half-way through before I knew it. I’m pleased with how quickly I’m progressing, thanks to the 10-ply and 5mm crochet hook. Speaking of, have you tried the Clover Soft Touch […]
I realise it’s not exactly the right time of year to be thinking about Christmas (unless you’re into the ‘Christmas in July’ craze). But this is how long it can sometimes take to get a blog post up here. Erika had just had her first birthday when Christmas rolled around last year, and she was […]
I had some leftover marshmallow from the toadstool cake I made Erika for her birthday (piccies on Insty), so thought I would make some rocky road. Easily the most addictive and moreish treat — even hubby, who doesn't like overly sweet things, gobbled it up. So here's the recipe:
I am super happy with this batch. I triple-sifted the almond meal to get a really smooth finish, and there was a lovely bite and chewy-ness. I am keen to start experimenting with different flavoured fillings.
Yes, I have succumbed. And before you say 'puh! She's spelt macaroons wrong!', as I did the first time I saw it spelt this way, I should tell you that 'macaron' is French (although apparently derived from an Italian word). The English word 'macaroon' can also refer to a coconut macaroon (one of my mum's favourite biscuits from the Women's Weekly 'Beautiful Biscuits' cookbook!)...
Success! Fig Clafoutis was delicious! Reminded me a little of mum’s Lemon Delicious – a cross between a pudding and sponge. I got my recipe from Taste.com.au (click link to view), but I would make one change for next time. The lemon flavour was a little overpowering — figs are quite subtle — so would […]
Over Easter, hubby, bubby and I, plus my extended family, holidayed in Blairgowrie. We had such an amazing long weekend — full of great food, walks on the beach, table tennis, tennis, card games and laughs. We also visited my sister-in-law’s family on their gorgeous property in Red Hill. We have a wonderful tradition of […]