Friday, November 23, 2012

eight little things

  1. So very happy to receive this beautiful Classy with cashmere yarn and Pompom, a charming little magazine full of fresh patterns, from Susie's giveaway on her Flowerpress blog. Yarn and magazine are available at Zigo Zago. Thank you Susie!
  2. My old washing basket that the bottom has almost come out of (hence the coffee bag) is a new house for Violet's blocks. Because she can see them now she actually plays with them. Not sure why I didn't think of this earlier.
  3. Reading.
  4. Focaccia bread (no knead bread dough - 3 1/2 cups water, 6 1/2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon yeast, 4 tablespoons olive oil (mixed in bowl, covered until doubled in size), topped with olive oil, fresh herbs from the garden, garlic and sea salt. Bake in 200 degree celsius oven until golden top and bottom - around about 30 mins).
  5. Cleaning out drawers of which little hands had been rearranging.
  6. Spinach and feta scrolls - scone dough (4 cups self raising flour, 160g butter, 1 tsp salt and 2 cups milk, though I added a little more) rolled into skinny rectangle and filled with few handfuls of chopped spinach and a packet of feta. Roll, slice and pop into muffin tins. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 200 degrees celsius until golden top and bottom - usually 20 - 30 mins.  Recipe courtesy of our school's kitchen garden.
  7. A crochet rug is handy for a chair waiting to be painted and recovered.
  8. Dress ups.

What little things have you been enjoying lately?
How has your week been?


  1. Oh i just posted a similar post...just snippets of our week! it's surprising what loveliness you can get up to in a week if you keep it simple! i love the look of your foccacia, but can you check the recipe...there may be an error (3 1/2 cup water and no flour!) I love the look of those spinach and feta scrolls too...Have a blissful weekend xx

  2. Love your blog and always give your recipes a whirl but think there is an oops today. How much flour for the foccacia? Or is the water meant to be flour and there is no water? And how long at what temperature for both recipes? Cheers Kathryn

  3. Thanks Brenda, I will edit that flour - might come out a bit watery like that :)

  4. Hi Kathryn, sorry about that, I've added these deatails in, guesstimating times.

  5. Oh that baking looks good! The foccacia and those scrolls. I have spinach in the garden and feta in the fridge. I think I'll be making those this weekend:)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yum.


  6. Lovely homespun happiness. I'm making pizza tonight - I might give the foccacia a whirl xo

  7. I love foccacia...haven't made it for ages though so might be a job for the weekend..i can almost smell it looking at your pic!
    Aren't dress up so much fun at that age? keeps them busy and us laughing too!
    Love the idea with the coffee glad Violet has rediscovered her blocks!have a lovely weekend :)

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  9. I want to do some knitting but can't get motivated!

    I am having a giveaway of a month planner, meal planner and shopping list pad and pencil for the fridge. If you are interested.

  10. yum to the spinach and fetta scrolls, may have to get baking some of those babies. but what about your little one's pointing finger in the book- she's reading!

  11. Thanks for the recipes, am definitely going to try those out! x


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