Sunday 9 August 2015


Reading - two books on the go at present
  • Hot Pink Spice Saga - ritten by two New Zealand chefs, this part travelogue and part cook book, makes me want to pack up and explore India, taste all the food, hike the tea plantations and shop for scarves, jewellery and fabric.
  • Marriage of Opposites - a fictionalised account of the life of Pissaro's family, more importantly his mother, I am enjoying this read, especially all the descriptions of tropical colours, beaches and forests. (Can you tell I am over winter by any chance)
  • a few more little blocks for my quilt
  • some progress on my slow EPP project
Baking - such a nice way to keep warm on a cold winter weekend
  • Cheese and Fennel scones - I used a recipe from a Sarah Raven book, but there are lots on the internet if you google it
  • Lemon and Chia seed cake - recipe from here
  • Louise Cake - a recipe similar to mine here
Hope you all had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.


  1. EPP progress is usually slow but so satisfying. Yummy baking again!

  2. Any weekend baking such delicious goodies and making such lovely quilt blocks sounds good to me! Hope you enjoyed it! xx

  3. I had thought the bottom was pizza at first lol... I love how evocative both of the book covers are, even before you talked about them :)

  4. I am tempted to read Peta's book, I love her vivaciousness & colour! And your filler blocks are looking good, you've got a good selection of low volumes there.

  5. Hi,
    I love the cover of the Hot Pink Spice Saga ~ Fun :-)
    Have a great week!

  6. Your EPP project looks great! And I like that you used these fabrics:)

  7. Argh so much yumminess! We arrived home to your lovely recipe - thank you so much! Cant wait to make it! x


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