Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday roundup ...


I ordered (and received) these lovely French inspired note cards from DKShopgirl (she has lovely shabby chic items in her Etsy store)...
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Aren't they sweet?
(photo from dkshopgirl)
I have also ordered this plaque - I just couldn't resist the blue and white china!
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Plodding along with this Dear Jane cross stitch, I seem to do it in fits and bursts then nothing...
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I am reading Call the Midwife at the moment - again slowly - I hop into bed but can only manage a few pages before I get noddy!  I do love the story, though.
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On the food front, I made a yummy Chicken Curry and made more naan bread - I am so pleased with that recipe...
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The next night we had this stir fry - I used a pork fillet instead...
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It was good but really spicy hot - I think it needed coconut milk added to tone it down a bit!  Nearly blew our heads off!  
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This is my take on Nigella's Spanish Chicken - it's one of those dishes you could assemble at lunch time then whack it in the oven for an easy dinner.  We just had a tossed salad with it.
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I had another go at making the Lemon Delicious pudding - this time I added the castor sugar to the egg whites before I had whipped them into stiff peaks... nearly another disaster.    It turned out okay but there wasn't quite as much sauce as there usually is.  Still delicious all the same.
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I also pickled some beetroot that I bought.  I used Rhonda's recipe which is here. Five medium beetroot gave me these 2 jars.  Bri can take the bigger one back to Adelaide - we have to wait about 3 weeks before we can try it.
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I have another free weekend to look forward to.  I'm not sure what the weather is doing.  We've had hot weather, warm weather, cool weather and now back to hot again today.  Bring on Autumn I say!  Hopefully, I can spend some time stitching and I have a Downton Abbey Special 'A Journey to The Highlands' to watch - can not wait!  No doubt there will be some more cooking and baking happening here - I really need to get my nose into that Weight Watchers Programme book and try some of those recipes.
Added: Once we started watching the Journey to the Highlands, we realised that is followed on from Season 3 so we had to stop.  Can't spoil the story line by getting ahead!
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Cheers for now - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. Yummy post Joolz. I think that Spanish chicken sounds great. Hope you have a great weekend.
    tracy

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  2. Oh I have that book! You are reading more quickly than me. I got it before Christmas and haven't started t yet. Loved the tv series, just need to read the book now!

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  3. Those note cards are really nice, I'll go over to her site and have a look. I'm loving Downton Abbey, haven't got the series, just watching it SUnday nights..yay that's tonight along with The Block Reveal!

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  4. Oh my goodness i was saying yep i have just done that and tahat and when you got to the Midwife and Downton Abbey i was totally under your spell... thanks for reminding me of all the harvest i have done too, all th cooking i have achieved ( i made the cheats recipe for scones today for my neighbors who were moving and i will miss very much..3 cups SR flour ..1 cup of real cream and 1 cup of lemonade) makes the best scones...homemade apricot, strawberry and raspberry jam and cream...yeah!!! i am not a slacker after all...well done you (and me) ..XXX will try that spanish chicken ..on next weeks menu..

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