Sunday, January 22, 2017
Today the oven ran almost from start to finish. The prep so that the oven could run from start to finish started last night, with the mixing up of sourdough, gathering of herbs and slicing of tomatoes. The sourdough was left overnight to do it's thing, whilst the tomatoes were sliced and mixed with freshly picked and snipped oregano, sage and garlic chives, olive oil and a little pink salt. They marinated overnight, ready for turning into semi-dried tomatoes today.
Monday, January 16, 2017
This is the first summer in years I've been able to love without trying very hard. I had summer down as a nasty, ridiculously hot season of dryness and storms that passed us by. In the space of about five years, I'd forgotten what a proper summer is like. Yes it's hot - and some days it can feel like you're melting into a puddle - but on those days a storm comes along in the afternoon and cools everything down. There's bugs making noises allllll day long, and in the evening another kind takes over the chorus. This has rendered my plans for putting together an online course futile. I'm sure no one wants to hear the sound of cicadas playing in the background - and trust me, they can get incredibly noisy.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Mug cosies need to come with a warning: they are addictive.
Addictive to make, and they're addictive to use. I love having a mug cosy to keep my tea warm and brighten my cup at the same time. It just makes the tea drinking ritual that bit more lovely.
I've finished my Woodland Mug Cosies, as you can see above, and I also made a sheep one too. They're all Organic Cotton, and are finished with an Australian handmade wooden button, so they're very luxurious and 100% handmade.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Welcome to this month's Here & Now - the very first for 2017! I'm so excited to see your posts today and watch this little community grow even more over the next twelve months.
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