Monday, 19 July 2010

Can you see me?

For a while now I have been wondering if I should be more visible on my blog. There are lots of blogs that I enjoy reading where the authors use themselves as the subject of many of their pictures. I am usually ok with having my picture taken, but the thought of using pictures of myself regularly on my blog is a little intimidating. But then on the other hand I am very interested in the photography side of self portrait, and there in lies my dilema! I'll have to think about it a bit more I think :)

Sunday Baking

I made Coconut Macaroons on Sunday from the lovely The Gentle Art Of Domesticity by Jane Brocket. They were so easy to make and smelt wonderful. Mr Man loves them, so it was at his request that I gave them a go.You make them like a meringue at the start so the whole process was a bit different to my usual baking and there was hardly any washing up at the end..result!

June reads....

No1 Ladies Detective Agency series

All such wonderful relaxing reads. My Mma Ramotswe is played by Sharon D Clarke who was Lola in Holby City :)

The Tent The Bucket And Me

This book was absolutely fantastic, I loved it from start to finish and it had me laughing out loud whilst sitting in the coffee shop. Yes there were a few odd looks but I just couldn't help it! Read it and you'll see what I mean, go know you want to!

my notice board

This is my Menu board that I have at home, It's stuck on the side of the fridge (I used the magnetic strips you buy from craft shops) and displays the menu for the week. I find this a really easy way to organise meals. I can plan the weeks menu before I go shopping and so it saves money and stops me wasting food, which is all good! Get me,being all organised!


I heart my Converse.

Monday, 12 July 2010

My Beautiful cookery books

I have a bit of a cookery book obsession and can't resist buying them, especially if they look beautiful! I snapped this one up as soon as it came out as I'd been waiting for it to be released. These are my favourite type of cookery books as they are part autobiography as well.

 I love reading about how food and cooking have been such an important part of the authors life and all the story's that go with that.

The photo's and styling in this book are so wonderful and has a very tactile Italian feel to it. It's split into sections based on different colours, Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green, Gold, White, Brown, Monochrome, Stripes and Multicolour

This book is full of scrumptious recipes for healthy treats and cakes as their base ingredients are vegetables. It has wonderful diary accounts of how the recipes were created, even the disasters! Any book that can show me how to make healthy chocolate cake is a winner for me, truly having your cake and eating it!

This book is a wonderful read as all the recipes are taken from different children's books, many that I recognised and had read myself . It's lovely to learn how to create a proper old fashioned nursery tea or an adventurers picnic.

This book always comes in handy in our family as it is wonderfully easy and focuses on cooking with children, getting them involved in making their own food. It also tells you a brilliantly easy way to show children how to make their own butter!

Now all I have to do is start actually cooking the recipes, rather than just drooling over the pages!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Colour Wonder...

WOW! Can't get more colourful than that! How fantastic.