Monday, July 2, 2012
a rainbow trout, a dress and a clean room
On Friday night I cooked my first ever rainbow trout. Caught by Daniel during his lunch break. Not the type to usually enjoy sitting for hours and hours casting a line in, this was the first fish he'd ever brought home for me. I'm secretly hoping that this lucky catch might encourage him to fish more often.
With a little help from google, a dusting of flour and a pan fry with garlic and butter, it was soon ready. Though I did have to snap the poor fish in half to fit it in the frypan, and the stray bones that were still in there after de-boning (my first attempt remember) did give the meal a slight living on the edge type feeling, but overall it was quite good. Come to think of it, a squeeze of lemon would've gone well with it too.
Violet got to wear her new little dress from Ivy Loves Jack (you will find a gorgeous selection of childrens vintage over there). Isn't it lovely? It's a wool blend, so teamed with a thermal can be worn in our colder climate. The colours and design of this dress remind me of one of my favourite childhood dresses. There were lots of brown dresses back then. Sadly you don't see many now. Unfortunately our darker winter light and a fast moving subject made it impossible to avoid a little blur.
I cleaned out our bedroom on the weekend. Was a little horrified at all the dust gathered behind the bedside tables. My excuse is that Violet screams whenever the vaccum is on, so I mostly sweep. But fresh bedding and a dust free room can do wonders for your mental state.
I think one day I am going to miss all the constant "to mum" Julia drawings.
Hoping that you too had a lovely weekend.