Saturday, August 21, 2010

All Work, No Play

I seem to have been working non-stop for the past 3 weeks, making me a very dull girl indeed!

Just a couple of little things that gave me moments of delight recently.

We have wild hazelnuts in our forestry! I was in heaven and have plans to pick and roast them and maybe, just maybe, make my own chocolate hazelnut spread. Mmmmm....

Blueberry and raspberry pavlova on the left and raspberry and blackberry pavlova on the right.  Made for a friend's barbeque.  I assume they were quite good as they disappeared super-quick and I didn't even get a piece.  Note to self:  make mini-pavlova for personal consumption next time.

Set of gorgeous antique plates spotted in a junk shop.  I resisted the tempatation to buy...

A magical August sunset.  It was during the recent meteorite showers. 

I'm hoping things will settle down, just a little bit so I can get back to more frequent blogging and picture-taking!

Wishing you an enchanted final week in August!  Siobhan xox

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One of my favourite blogs is Lauren's and it's not just because she has a German Shepherd like we do (although it's one of it's many attractions!)  Lauren has a light, fun writing style and I always feel uplifted and happier after reading it.  Anyway, she has a Fill in the Blank Friday quiz and I've joined in.  Some little known facts about me...

1. Today for breakfast I ate…two slices of cinnamon toast with nutmeg and two cups of insanely strong coffee with real cream. Yum.

2. My go to/never fail recipe…fried chicken…the secret is in the breadcrumb mix…(fresh parmesan)

3. Something I eat that other people think is weird…peanut butter sandwiches with dill pickle. Divine I tell you!

4. My worst cooking disaster ever was…any gravy. I just can’t make gravy.

5. If I could only eat one flavor of ice cream the rest of my life it would be…really good quality chocolate ice cream. Or maybe vanilla…I can’t choose!

6. One food I hate and avoid at all costs is…fish. I’d like to eat it, but it makes me very queasy.

7. What is your favorite meal? Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Breakfast! We travelled a lot when I was small and the family story that did the rounds forever was about the time they had to hold a flight for me because I wouldn’t get on the plane until I ate my breakfast in an airport restaurant. I was holding onto the table – and my breakfast – with a death grip. That was in the days when they held flights. I’m still the same. Don’t ask me to function (or be pleasant) until I’ve had my breakfast.

Why not pop on over to Lauren's blog and have your very own Fill in the Blank Friday quiz...I'd love to know more about you!
Have a great Sunday ~Siobhan xx