Thursday, 5 August 2010

Aran Cardigan

Making headway with the left front. Lunch today was left over spag bol with the addition of some mozzarella and baked in the oven till piping hot and browned cheese. Delicious! Cut up the 2 salmon sides into portions for freezing. 2 tail end joints plus fillets. I froze them individually so we can take out the number we need easily. Tonight we had salmon cooked in oven en papilotte (just with the addition of dill, lemon and seasoning) with potato croquettes. An easy meal as the hob was outof action just while the bits and pieces went through the dishwasher for a bit of a clean.
Uploaded photos for printing out at the store ready for scrapbooking next week. Email received saying photos were ready for collection so will need to collect tomorrow or Saturday.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Aran cardigan

Left front is cast on and rib complete. Spag bol is cooking. The weather this afternoon was quite wintery...the rain came down and the rain came down. Winter fav was called for so spag bol it was.
The rain and wind has not done much for my lovely tomatoes which were ripening nicely. The branches weighed down by the vines of cherry toms or by the large beefsteak ones are looking weary. I hope it won't result in them not ripening...still green tomato chutney is delicious and a good store cupboard ingredient.
Yesterday I noticed that the blackberries along the road to the station were getting quite ripe and there were loads on hte bushes. If the weather is better tomorrow I may go out with a tub and harvest  some to freeze and or make jam.

Aran cardigan

The back of the cardi is finished! Hopefully the left and right fronts will be relatively easy. Will cast on in a while after another cup of tea ( Earl Grey) and thoughts about what to cook for dinner.
Have got beef mince, chicken portions, some fish in fridge together with assorted veg. Am thinking about meatloaf with tomato sauce or possibly stuffed peppers.
Will perhaps look at a few cookbooks for inspiration while the kettle is on!