Monday, August 17, 2009

My first cardy...

Well it's my first cardigan made and the girl child's first cardigan made for her - a double first! I love a good cardy for myself or anyone, just so comfy.

This is the Cecily Baby Sweater by Alicia Paulson made using RYC Cashsoft DK, which was the recommended yarn for the project. I'm not confident enough to substitute yarn yet. I was worried that it would be a bit bulky after I first finished it, but a quick wash and it is so yummy and soft. Perfect cardy comfy soft!

There you are, today's show and tell...tomorrow time for some bloghonesty - stay tuned!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Saturday - Crepe de Froment

Ever since the man of the house and I became an item, some 14 years ago we have devoted one morning each weekend for the preparation of a special breakfast. At the moment it's Saturday, for on Sunday mornings I am a cycling widow.

Now for those of you that know him, Mr Hausfrau is a mean cook and in a lot of ways better than me, but he can't bake for crap....and that's fine - I don't like to share my Kitchenaid with anyone.

But I digress, recently a postcard showed up from Mr Hausfrau's aunt, with a recipe for Crepes De Froment. Always on the lookout for new crepe recipes, Mr Hausfrau was up for the challenge....and the result....yummo....recipe details below.

Crepes de Froment (translated for you)

250 g flour
125 g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
500 ml milk

Mix it all together in the usual manner, and voila crepes.

We find that having a special crepe/pancake pan is the trick - NEVER EVER use it for anything else.

Mr Hausfrau makes an apple and sultana concoction for the top...Fry up some apple slices (2-3 apples) in butter until soft, add 30 g brown sugar and cook until dissolved, stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 25 g sultanas and 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice. Cook for one minute until bubbling.

Place this on top of your crepes and dust with icing sugar. Drizzle with maple syrup (make sure it's the real deal too).

Yes for those that are guessing with the cycling and the crepes, Mr Hausfrau is NOT of German descent!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Let's swing again!

Another Amy Butler Swing Bag for a pressie...this one I seriously WANT to keep for my weekly trek to the markets. I think I might toddle back off to the sewing shop next week and get some more of this gorgeous heavy heavy canvas it! I lined it with a natural linen and it looks just noice (that's nice with an Australian accent for the overseas viewers).

An update on my complaint to the sewing shop - refund received for TOTAL amount of course taken and materials, no need to shame on this blog any further.

Have a great weekend.....


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