Friday, 24 April 2009


I'm a big fan of 'The Trapdoor', and I made this stuffed-toy Berk as my latest project. It was fun to make, and surprisingly quick and easy. My sewing machine has developed an inability to sew, so I hand sewed this, which I enjoyed more than I thought I would. It was a good distraction from revision anyway. - Click here to see Berk in action.


I made pizza for lunch yesterday! I made a pizza base out of brown bread flour, with garlic and herbs in it too. I rolled out a base, then cut it in half so my boyfriend could top his half with cheese. I left it to rise for about 45 minutes, because I was too hungry to wait any longer. It's topped with red onion rings, garlic, tomato sauce, pesto, barbecue sauce, and some 'bean balls' - leftovers from a disastrous attempt to make bean sausages, which were tasty, but fell apart.
It was so good. The photos don't really do it justice, but it looked smart. Oh, also it had some 'Parmezano' on the top, which didn't really add much.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Knitting and a Flower

Here is my current knitting project. When it's finished it will be a small pillow case. Then, I am going to make a little pillow to go inside it. I want to stuff the pillow with something re-used. At the moment I'm thinking lots of little squares cut from plastic bags, but maybe I'll go with scraps of fabric.

Here is a dandelion! I know they're weeds but I still think they're pretty.

Cauliflower and Macaroni Mustard Yeast

This was SO good. I served it with some roasted vegetables, and it was a delicious meal, and very filling. The vegetables were roasted in a mixture of garlic, thyme, cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil, which was stupidly easy to make. The cauliflower and macaroni was made up pretty much as you would make a macaroni cheese, but with soya butter and milk, and nutritional yeast and mustard instead of cheese. Oh, and I added a little tumeric to give it a healthy yellow colour, as it was looking a little pasty before.