Wednesday, October 28, 2009


C loves carving pumpkins. He's even got the hang of talking to the small, costumed visitors who come to the door on Halloween (they scare him, but not because of their costumes!). So when Howbarrow said that pumpkins were on a special offer price this week we had to have one. Then they decided to give a pumpkin in every veg box, so now we have a touch of pumpkin overload...that's a whole lot of soup. Or maybe muffins? All recipe suggestions gratefully recieved!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A few of my favourite things...

Okay, this is turning into a very trying day, with everything from nearly lost expensive shoes to no-show Fed-Ex guys. When it comes to writing here, I can't show what I'm knitting because it's all presents for birthdays yet to come and various other factors have conspired to keep us away from the Great Outdoors these last few days.
It was all getting a bit 'aargh!' so I decided, inspired by this lovely blog entry by Soule Mama amongst other things to make like Maria and think of a few of my favourite things. So in no particular order:
Babies still love to play in boxes
Having wanted a pincushion for ages, mum has now given me this very old one which belonged to my grandmother. I think it was once a velvet tomato. Now it is very soft and saggy but rather lovely, don't you think?
My Jam store. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that the Apple and Date Chutney will be ready to eat in a week or two.
My recipe file. It's getting scruffy but it's full of treasures that may one day be the Holy Eye cookbook. We wouldn't eat as well without it.
All I need now is a mountain to prance about on and all will be well.