cooking · General Topics · Weaving

Today, on the loom…

I added fresh warp to the loom today, after playing around with different drafts. I finally settled on a mix of blocks of the yellow, with trackers of yellow and grey and houndstooth blocks. In a rare moment of sunshine through the window, I snapped this picture of the warping peg. Lovely and cheerful colours.… Continue reading Today, on the loom…

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What to do?

Over the past week, I had planned to start weaving. However, last weekend, ready and able, could I find my warping peg? If you weave you know it’s pretty key to setting up your loom. I searched high and low, but couldn’t find it. So, the weekday starts and not weaving to show for the… Continue reading What to do?

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Proper Winter Fayre

I’m talking about a good stew or casserole. In this case lamb. This was at the request of the other half, wanting a stew, and rather than beef, I plumped for lamb. Our local supermarket had some neck fillet suitable for long, slow cooking. I added to that two lamb chops. I don’t work to… Continue reading Proper Winter Fayre

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I’m jammin’

Every other week or so, I add to the freezer a couple of bits of fruit, mainly strawberries as they tend to go over before you get to eat them all. Today, I had sufficient to make three jars of mixed fruit jam. I measured equal quantities of fruit to jam sugar, although my scales… Continue reading I’m jammin’

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A Good Stew

When it’s cold, all I want is a good and wholesome stew or casserole. Here’s one I part cooked yesterday, ready for tonight. It will be finished off with yummy, light dumplings. Onion segmented and four part crush garlic cloves. Carrot, potato, turnip rough chopped into large pieces, cooked in a knob of butter and… Continue reading A Good Stew