Sunday, 23 November 2014

Roast Lamb, Marmalade Pudding and Hexie Quilt Update

We don't have a Sunday roast dinner very often but I had half a leg of lamb in the freezer so I decided to do this recipe from Jamie Oliver.

Jamie Oliver's Roast Lamb

I've never cooked a roast like this before. You put a tray in the bottom of the oven with the potatoes, parsnips and carrots in it.  You then put the marinaded lamb joint......



 ....straight onto the oven shelf so that the juices and fat drip onto the veg. It was delicious and very easy.



For pudd, I made an old favourite of mine, Marmalade Pudding.......



I served it with custard but it's really nice with ice cream too.

I've been keeping cosy today as I've got a bit of a cold. This afternoon I've been watching the film 'It's a Wonderful Life' whilst piecing my blue hexie quilt.


It's growing!


I started this back in June whilst on holiday in France.


I want it to be a double bed size when completed....


I'm using any scraps with blue in them but I'm also adding hexie flowers in different colours to create some interest and focus.

Thanks for popping by!

Maggie xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Avocado Bacon and Egg Brunch

It's been a month since my last post!

Now I've completed writing up my diary on my other blog Brambling in Brittany, I will endeavour to post a bit more often here...I know...promises, promises...

As you may know, my son Will is in Sydney Australia at the moment. He's loving it and we keep in touch via FaceTime. Will and his girlfirend Anthea have found a lovely apartment in Sydney and he has found work at a beach front hotel. As he loves cooking, one of the things he is loving is all the fresh food you get there. He sent me photos of this avocado, bacon and egg brunch he was cooking so I thought I'd share it with you. 

I've tried it and it's delicious!

The photos are pretty self-explanatory but I've added a few words just in case....

Scooped out slightly


Add eggs, salt, pepper and olive oil.





Bake for about 20 minutes in a medium oven.


Add a sprinkle of paprika.



Chop bacon and put on top.


Serve and enjoy!


Maggie xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A Finish....Spencer's New Quilt!

Before we get to the important subject of Spencer and his new quilt......here's some gorgeous autumnal colour...taken at my parents' house....


 So a couple of posts ago, I showed you one of my WIPs...some blocks made from fabric scraps that my Mum had given me.......I had pieced the scraps randomly to make crazy blocks for Spencer's quilt...


Well I'm pleased to say that I've now finished Spencer's quilt and it's being used every day!


I love to make something useful from fabric scraps.....


I used an old thick cotton sheet for the backing....



Wait for it, Spencer!




It was too thick to quilt so I tied it with wool.....



Here you go then, Spencer......



Is it comfy?


Yes, I think so....


Is it making you feel sleepy?


Yes you can just lie there and look cute!


 Sweet dreams....


Thanks for popping by,

Maggie xx