Monthly Archives: December 2013

365 creative days done!

Well I’m giving myself a pat on the back and about to have a glass of sparkling, as I’ve done something creative every day this year! My creative effort for the day is thinking about what I’ve learned, and making … Continue reading

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Jam today

I needed to make a new batch of raspberry jam – luckily these were frozen in the summer as not much is growing at the moment other than sprouts, and I’m not sure that’d be quite as tasty as a … Continue reading

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Beach groynes

I felt like drawing in pencil today and these came to mind on the beach nearby.

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I’ve been enjoying this holly round my candle, which looks quite like it’s been painted.

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Fish pie

This fish pie was made using freshly caught cod off the beach, on the way back from a run, and included cod roe for the first time, which tasted great and then looked good too. I’m really pleased with it, … Continue reading

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Orange almond cake

This may not look like much, but 2 hrs simmering oranges makes the house smell great, and this flourless cake is delicious!

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Seasonal sprouts

Tasty and beautiful?!

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Christmas cooking

We were hosting lunch today and I made: spelt bread (for breakfast), rosemary and Gruyère cheese straws, buckwheat blini with crème fraîche and smoked salmon, mince pies and stripy brandy butter (the latter based on a family tradition, in slightly … Continue reading

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The Tree & the Holly

We chose, felled and decorated our tree today. Surprisingly difficult to capture on paper! We also made some arrangements with beautiful holly from Max’s parents’ garden in Devon. Prickly but worth it! (Spot the sprouts in the background!…)

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We’ve just got out this lovely decoration, known as Reginald! He’d be lovely to sew, but I’ve done a portrait of him tonight.

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