Monthly Archives: August 2013


Quick sketch of some ivy in Kate and Tom’s garden. Advertisements

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Lemon polenta cake

I made this as our first course involved hollowing out 4 lemons, and this needed the juice of 4 and the zest of 2. The fact one person had fourth helpings showed it was very tasty!

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White bean and chorizo soup

Made and painted white bean and chorizo soup. Cook onion, add tin of tomatoes and white beans, chopped chorizo. Add red wine and simmer. Delicious!

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Plane tree

Managed a quick sketch of this lovely plane tree in Kensington Gardens before going into the Albert Hall for a prom!

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Polar bear

Drawing from this fun tablecloth we ate on tonight at Kate and Tom’s.

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Corinthian column

Quick sketch, but it would make a good subject to come back to.

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Geranium pot

I wanted to capture this before the petals drop off.

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Garden plan

I’ve drawn out our new garden so we know what’s where. Lots of Latin names to learn – glad I kept the labels!

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Putting the design ideas into action – choosing and planting the best combination. Think it looks great!

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I was on starter and pudding- rosemary & gruyere cheese straws, then summer berry polenta cake.

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