Tuesday, 27 September 2016

At Home

Hello and welcome back to my readers. Spring is giving us some lovely warm mornings. I head out in the mornings at 8 and take a half hour track about town before I have breakfast.

This week I made a batch of sprouts which we are now enjoying. I will have to get another batch on the go as they are ready in a few days. They are tasty and very healthy for you.

I made up at batch of what they call 'cloud bread'. Because it is soft we found we destructed our salad sandwich and ate with a knife and fork. 

A little kerfuffle was heard at the window the other day and I found some cute birds playing around. They appear this time each year. 

D2 and I have been going for a walk every Sunday afternoon and last time when we returned home we picked some pretty flowers from our garden to display inside.

Did your try the Tasty Broccoli I posted last week? Tonight we are having it with Cauliflower.

It's Lunch time ... Dot

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Hello and welcome to another day. Yesterday I took D2 on a surprise day out as it was her birthday. We did lots of shopping and eating out at beautiful places. The weather was sunny and so this helped to make the day extra special in getting about. 

On Saturday D2 and I went to a High Tea put on at our church. About 50 ladies turned up and we had lots of fun playing games, eating yummy food, drinking lots of tea and helping ourselves to the lolly corner. 

This little girl's vest is on my shop. Cute, don't you think?

I have a new quick and yummy recipe for you.

Tasty Broccoli
Take a large head of broccoli or cauliflower or half and half, and chop in small pieces and place in a casserole dish. 
Mix a 400ml can of coconut milk, 200ml of vegetable stock and 2 tb cornflour in a small saucepan while cold. Then heat to boil and thicken. Season if needed.

Pour over broccoli. Sprinkle with toasted coconut shreds and a few nuts. Bake in a moderate oven for 20 - 30 mins until cooked. 

Eat on its own or serve with rice or chicken. Enjoy, we did. 

Have a great week ... Dot 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Latest in the making

Good afternoon. 

I have just returned from gifting this bunny cushion I sewed for a new mother. I spent the afternoon catching up with her and her new little someone. This was the first time I have made this cushion and I made a few mistakes. Will have to make another. 

This mandala made of shades of purple is being gifted in the post soon.

This vest for a toddler was finished this week and sold. I have commenced another and will put it on my shop soon.

I am very pleased how these turned out. Sooo cute!

It's time to think about dinner. 

Until next time, be good ... Dot 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Colour outside

Welcome to Spring!

The days are getting warmer and I went for a wander around the yard outside to see what colour there was and was inspired to share it with you. It's nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors a bit more now after being closed in for the winter.

Over the weekend we visited mum out on the farm and while there we looked out the window and there was a complete rainbow.

You can probably see that is was partly a double.

Surrounding our home here are:





Another spring bulb. Not sure what it is called but it is a pretty rich colour.

The plum tree in the back corner of our yard is ablaze with white blossom and is a sight to see. I am thinking of all those yummy plums we get to enjoy in the late summer. Last year I had a go at making a few into prunes. Will do the same again next year on a larger scale.

During this next week I need to attack my veggie patch.  

Thanks for popping by, see you next week ... Dot