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.