Saturday, 28 June 2008

Homecooked Saturday

Goatboy's Quick Pizza

1 and a half cups flour, half a cup of water, 2 tablespoons olive oil. Blend it all together with a fork. Then get your hands in and kneed it for about 5 mins.

Then flatten it out to required size/thickness and bung on tomato paste with the back of a spoon, meat or veg bits, mozzerella and then grated cheddar.

In the oven for about 10-15 mins at 180deg. For a nice twist, sprinkle chilli powder on the tomato paste."

i used sweet chilli sauce over the puree and added cooked chicken and olives. cooked it for a bit longer too.

Supper Quick cheesy pasta

Heat 1/2 pint milk in micro wave for 1 minute.
Stir in 1 tbsp of cornflour ( slated in cold water ) then hear again for 1 minute.
Stir vigourously, add in 200g grated cheddar cheese and 1 tsp of mustard, then heat for 1 further minute. Stir and serve over wholewheat pasta.

Having been to two houses in the last 2 days with walk-in larders, I am definitely adding that to my checklist of things I'd like in next house!! Oh, and an utility room too!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

I'm cracking up!!!!

I did this mosaic a couple of years go using broken bathroom tiles. I'm working on another at the moment but have gone for proper mosaic tiles now and alot more detail. Pictures coming up as soon as its grouted!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

With an oink oink here and an oink oink there!!!

There has been a pig in out village for the last few weeks, I assumed it was a one off from the youth centre art projects, but travelling home through Bath I spotted 2 more!! Is this an art trail I wonder? I investigated today and its HUGE see here

See them all here My fave Pig of all must be this one hanging on a shop sign, or maybe the panoramic one with the hot air balloons!! I wish I had enough money for the auction in November!!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Home is always with you......

and there's always things to do!!!! Wouldn't it be fun to have a cute little ring like this one to cheer you up when you're doing the house work?

We've been working on bf's house all weekend, painting, carpeting etc. Only boring housework at mine. No fabreeze left in the bottles when I went to them instead so I homemade some instead ......

Room Deodorizer

- 1/2 Litre Warm Water (NOT boiling or it will fizz over like a witches brew) *mmmm cool new idea for a halloween make!!
- 2 dessert spoons of bicarb of soda
- 1 cap of concentrated fabric softener
- 1/2 cap cider vinegar (optional)

add ingredients to water stir then when foam has subsided, decant into a spray bottle. Use as needed to clear rooms of unwanted smells.

If you add the vinegar you will smell this when spraying but it will disappear in 5 minutes or so.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

I love this patchwork bathmat by melissa goodsell, I'm thinking about doing a living room rug version somehow???? I'm hoping to go all green / baby blue accessories in there so I just need to find some coordinating material, I feel a nice shopping trip coming on.......

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Planning an Offbeat Wedding!!

Wedding plans are going well but wading through piles of glossy wedding mags isn't really helping on the whole alternative wedding front. I think I've found the perfect book instead here

A big hello

I can't work out what to write so I'll start with a picture.....

Aren't these fabulous? you can find them over here at Little Cotton Rabbits

I hate that I can't knit, honestly - I'm rubbish!
But I am starting to sew at last.