Sense. We were proud to see that both daughters tried everything that was served in the Chef's Challenge. Food like coquilles, cockles and lamb meat. I only remembered taking pictures when we reached dessert. Unfortunately, because all plates looked so amazing. Is was a great evening.
thriftstore used to be next to the supermarket. A visit to the supermarket meant a visit to the second hand shop. But the shop has moved further away and I don't go there as often. Just once in a while and I was lucky last time. I found this lovely fruit bowl. Not completely my style (too classic), but I like it's shape. While waiting for strawberries to come, we used it for our freshly baked scones: 250 gr selfraising flour, 2 spoons sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 30 gr butter in small cubes, 125 ml buttermilk and 1 egg. Knead all quickly and make a slab of 2 cm thick. Use a small glass to punch out circles. Bake for ±25 min on 200°C.
°C inside. We fired up the stove, but three hours later we were still breathing clouds. Luckily the electric blankets kept us all warm during the first night. Next to keeping the wood fire burning, cooking and just being, we visited the caves of Lascaux II. A copy of the original cave, but still very impressive. Six days is very short for a holiday. To make it feel a bit longer we made a stop in Paris on the way back. We parked the car right beneath the Louvre and went to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus of Milo and some 17th century Dutch masters. It was well worth adding those three hours to our trip home!
upcycle angels last december. Among which many onion, garlic and fruit nets. Time to make some new scrubbies for the kitchen. Easy and quick. Softer nets inside and the sturdier ones for the outsides. My kitchen looks pretty neat with these scrubbies and the recently handmade dish cloths.
this picture. And decorated boxes and booklets with it. The boxes are for snacks for in the car after the visit to the museum. The booklet will contain pictures that we will take over there. Of course everyone, who sees this, will keep this a secret for the daughter that might be invited to the party...
this tv series about the Romans (for kids, but fun for adults too, only in Dutch). When she's a bit better we will take Lovina to W.
The pouches you see here did not really need row counting, since the stitches changed almost every row, but I used the new piece of equipement anyway.