Thursday, 23 May 2013

Seafood Pies and a mouse ....

Hi there ... How are you today?

I've had a busy week ......  but I'm so proud of myself .... today I finished crocheting a mouse for Madalyn and made seafood pies for the first time ever.  Both were loved by my gorgeous girl.

 Isn't he a cutie!  I would love to do jointed arms and legs .... will have to work out how to do it.

 Here are the seafood pies!  I just layered some filo pastry in muffin tins and baked that in the oven first.  While the pastry was cooking I cooked some leek and garlic, then made a white sauce .... simmered the fish and prawns in that then at last minute added cheese and fresh parsley.  Oh!  I almost forgot ... I also cubed some sweet potato and cooked that in the microwave and stirred that through at the last minute.  Spooned it into the pastry cases and done!  So simple and so delicious!  I sued frozen prawns and white fish ..... but next time I think I will use some smoked salmon .... mmmmmm yum.

I hope you enjoyed your day and your evening meal.

Until next time ... happy crafting, baking and enjoy life.

xoxoxox Carly

Monday, 20 May 2013

Peppa Pig, Baked Goods and the good life .....

Well its been a while ... have been busy I guess .....

Here is a snapshot of the last couple of weeks ....

Knitted Peppa Pig for Madalyn .... she loves it.

My Mother's Day gift from Madalyn.

Planted lots of new trees ... Fuji Apple, Two Way Plum, Almond, Quince and an English Plane Tree


getting trailer loads of rocks to make a feature in the garden

my very first spinach and ricotta pie ... AWESOME!

a cute creature we made using bits I found on my walk.

Foccacia ... yum!

English Plane Tree

Crocheted a Beret for Madalyn in her favourite colour.

So just a few of the things that have been happening ..... be back again soon with some recipes and cards.
xoxoxo Carly