Sunday, 9 June 2013

Little Cupcake

I made this little fellow today using a fast, easy to follow pattern from Bitter Sweet.  I really like him!  I'm going to make more to sell at a charity cake sale at work at the end of June, hopefully they'll some tempt the many dieters in the office to buy a cake, albeit a crocheted one.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

How to get cheap sushi...

...make it yourself!  Mr CB has found out he may be coeliac so is giving up gluten for a fortnight to see if it helps, which means no more sandwiches or wraps for lunch.  For tomorrow's lunch he's made sushi for the two of us and it's surprisingly cheap.  One rolling mat, one cup of sushi rice, three sheets of toasted seaweed and some smoked salmon and we have ten pieces of sushi each and a few bits left over that have mysteriously vanished tonight.   

The salmon was the expensive bit, but you can use tuna, vegetables and soft cheese instead for a cheaper but still very tasty option.  They are a little miss-shaped but they taste bloody lovely.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

On Carrots

"Sowe Carrets in your Gardens, and humbly praise God for them, 
as for a singular and great blessing" 

From Profitable Instructions for the Manuring, Sowing and Planting of Kitchen Gardens, 1599

This crocheted singular and great blessing was made using this pattern  and I reccommend it for an early harvest