feminine arts

In an effort to get out from behind the computer (part of that list of things that are not at all resolutions), recent activities in the Don and Carol haus:

My after work activity for last week, more pillows from old jeans and placemats, this time placemats sandwiched between a wide strip of jeans. These ones are for Bav (the car). All cars should have pillows I think – and a blanket (and an ipod and a spare cardigan and a pair of thongs and yoga mats and shopping bags).

Welsh lamb pie – so very yummy
(Pies: Sweet and Savoury Bay Books 2001 : p79)

Carbonade Pie pre-baking – decoration courtesy Bessie
(Pies: Sweet and Savoury Bay Books 2001 : p43)

Also exceptionally yummy.

And of course when there is leftover pastry, you make pastry shapes sandwiched by jam – again, courtesy of Bessie.

This pie book was languishing, unloved on my bookshelf since I acquired it around 18 months ago from the bookman1, mainly because I lacked the necessary tools for pastry making (particularly the vital marble rolling pin). Tools acquired and I set upon a pie making frenzy – and the results have been quite pleasing indeed.

1I’m not sure if this is a Sydney phenomena, but the book man is a dude who visits offices and leaves really crappy books for your purchasing pleasure.

3 thoughts on “feminine arts

  1. And also the bookman is a nationwide phenomenon. Though really phenomena as, let’s face it, is most likely different bookman in each city and, indeed, probably more than one bookman per city. Bookmen, if you will.

Leave a Reply to carolbaby Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.