Crochet with Sally

It’s very rare that you find a good crocheted blanket at the Salvation Army, but my oh my did I find a winner.   I popped into the Mount Maunganui Sallie’s, which is by far the best around these parts, and a zillion times better than anywhere in Wellington!  For some reason I went to look at their blankets, and look what I found for the tiny sum of $8!

 

Look!  Look at those lovely stripes!  What about a close up?

 

Lovely lovely…  I still haven’t learned to crochet, and there is no way I’d have the patience to attempt something this large!  I wonder who made it?  They must have been a keen crocheter to have that many scraps of every colour wool in the rainbow…

 

I am almost looking forward to winter so I can snuggle up in it… Mmmmmm.

Plummy Preview

I have made something which I am so proud of, but I can’t show you yet, as it has to be given first as a gift!  Here is a preview of the delicious and beautiful concoction…

Black Doris Plums at … Ooooo should I say it?  Why not, I always skite about a good bargin!  99c a kilo!

Stay tuned…

Family Baking

Last week I volunteered to do the food for a small “family reunion” that my Dad and Mum were hosting at our house in Tauranga.  I love having an excuse to bake, and especially to present things lovely-ly and bring out the fancy plates.  Here is what I made:

Some delicious macadamia nut and dried apricot biscuits.  These are similar to the ones I have made previously, but these ones don’t have the maple flavouring, and the dough is shortbread.  I got this idea from my mum, and it makes deliciously light biscuits which melt in your mouth!  Yum!  They are quite crumbly though, so not ideal for carrying around in your handbag.  I find Gingernuts to be best for that…

 

Also, what’s that in front of those melt in your mouth macadamia biscuits?

 

Yes!  My favourite lemon cake, with lemon and honey drizzle!  The recipe is in the Edmond’s cookbook, although as I’ve said earlier, I replace the sour cream with thick, plain yoghurt, since the sour cream has gelatin in it…

 

I love this lemon cake recipe, it’s perfect with a cup of tea!  This time though, it’s dressed up in it’s finery – a lovely glass cake stand of my Mum’s, and a dusting of icing sugar – yum yum…

 

Bet you wish you were related to me…