Monday, 2 May 2011

new blog!

Hello! I've moved blogs, from now on you'll be able to find updates here. Please update your google reader and blogrolls.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

e17craft cushion covers featured on etsy front page

Earlier today I was fortunate to have my mid-century modern cushion covers featured on the etsy front page, via a lovely treasury from sweetharvey . You can see the cushion covers here, and the original treasury here.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

wimpole estate, second- hand bookshop

There is a fab little second-hand bookshop at Wimpole. Lots of paperbacks were 30p - bargain! Here's my haul from Monday. A sweet old copy of Winnie the Pooh, 3 Penguin Scores (with lovely covers) and the Penguin Book of Religious Verse, to add to my copy of English Verse. I also picked up The Life and Times of Allen Lane, a biography of the Penguin books founder himself.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

wimpole estate

Yesterday we visited Wimpole Estate, in Cambridgeshire. The hall has far reaching views across the countryside, and is beautiful inside, with a striking yellow drawing room designed by Sir John Soane. The gardens are meandering with plenty of space to explore, and there is also a rare breeds farm on the estate.

Friday, 22 April 2011

cathrineholm kettle

Last week I made my first cathrineholm purchase. I'm so happy with it, as it's in great condition, and the colours are just beautiful. Hopefully it will be the first of many!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

roasted vegetable and lemon couscous

This is a really tasty light lunch, or would also work well with fish.

Roasted vegetable and lemon couscous (serves 4):

250g couscous
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
2 courgettes
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 190C. Cut peppers and courgettes into 1 inch pieces and slice the onion. Put into a roasting tray with the crushed garlic and a couple of tablespoons of oil. Season, and roast for 30 minutes. Cook couscous in bowl with boiling water and 1 tablespoon oil. Fluff up couscous with a fork, add the vegetables and combine. Add juice of the lemon and more oil if needed. Season to taste.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

river cottage brownies

On Saturday, I baked brownies using a recipe from "River Cottage Everyday". They were delicious! I didn't have any beetroot so I opted for the classic option instead, and increased caster sugar to 275g and reduced flour to 125g. I love the other recipes in the book too, definitely worth buying!
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