|- or not lol Tis hard work, I keep forgetting to do things and it all just disappears lol|
Friday, 23 November 2012
Posted by MrsL at 12:20
I am in the process of re-decorating my wee bedroom; walls are painted, I have new curtains to put up, a new beside lamp and a couple of nice pieces of furniture to put in. It's all been done fairly cheaply so far, under £100 including Fired Earth paint - don;t usually buy anything that pricey, but the colour (duck egg blue and it really is ) was exactly the one I wanted. New bedding was from e-bay, so that was reasonable too. When Bean is home from university I want her to be comfortable in there too, and warm , so have opted for lined curtains. They need shortening, so will have left over fabric for cushions etc I hope, maybe incorporate it into a patchwork project of some sort.
A good few years ago now i bought an Indian cotton rag rug at the tip, aka recycling centre, for a few pennies; it's done well but is looking very jaded now, so instead of buying new, I invest another£3.99 in a pack of machine dye to brighten it up - which it will, being bright flamingo pink! I think it will add a lovely splash of colour with the blue walls and dark floorboards. A nice crochet blanket is about to be started too, and I'll buy a couple of plants for the windowsill as someone managed to kill my wee rubber plant (that takes some doing!)
Will take a pic when the room is done.
Posted by MrsL at 12:08
Monday, 19 November 2012
|This is a very versatile base for a meal, quick, easy and cheap. Once the base is made, you can add in anything you like - cooked or raw meat (pork is particularly good),vegetables, boiled eggs, pulses, anything really; or you can just go with the beans as they are :)|
1 medium onion
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin baked beans
gravygarnule if required
Chop the onion (not too fine) and fry in oil until just softening; add tomatoes and baked beans, Worcester sauce and a good pinch of smoked paprika. Add chilli powder to taste, stir well, cover and leave to simmer on a lowish heat. If it requires thickening, add in a tsp gravy granules for a thicker sauce, boil until it thickens, thne lower heat and simmer intil onios cooked through and everything well mied in. Then add in any extras, make sure is piping hot; serve with baked potatoes, rice, on its own, good bread,etc.
Leftovers can be put through the blender for a soup base, or use it as a curry base, or just keep adding in more beans, meat etc
Posted by MrsL at 19:42
|This is a wonderful blog post, written by a weaver who produces the real Harris tweed - have a read and be thankful that people have taken such care and love of the fibre over the years to ensure it's continued prodcution|
Posted by MrsL at 19:28