1: I saw this idea for seedlings on Better Homes and Gardens and thought awwww, how cyooote! So had a go myself.... these hold sweet peas (yup, planted on St Patricks Day, thus earning myself a gold star for being "traditional") and parsley. After this weekend, the bottoms will get lopped off to give the roots somewhere to escape, and they are going in the garden. But in the meantime I think they have made quite a nice Easter-y table display, yes?
The two whole eggs were my failed attempt at natural egg dyeing. The mustard-yellow is a result of being boiled up with turmeric, and that rather grotesque, emo, splotchy, Addams-family-grey one on the right is dyed with blueberries. I lost heart after this one and didn't bother trying out the spinach or the beetroot or the red cabbage; this what you can expect when the only eggs available are brown eggs. I searched high and low for white eggs, even going to the drastic measure of peeking inside the boxes of caged-hen eggs (eeek, caged?? quelle horreur!) but no dice. It seems there are simply no white eggs commercially available any more in the whole of Perth.
So... the half shells were painted with acrylic paints.
Random stooff 2:
My husband likes to cook, and I graciously let him, whenever he wants to ;) He is a very good cook too. Way better than I. Way more enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is good.
Fired up with the urge to create after a Heston Blumenthal programme on the telly, he decided to have a go at the famous lemon tart. Not just an ordinary ol' lemon tart, but one cooked the scientific way. The one that goes purely by temps and times.
So, here is Heston's version....
And please admire my husband's version, cooked to exactly the same recipe....
and btw, I am happy to report that it is absolutely delicious!!
So; has anyone else ever tried this or any other of those scientific recipes of Heston Blumenthal? how did you go?
Random stooff 3:
The perfect nail varnish for Easter? BYS White with One
And finally, Rs 4; I've signed up for Zoe's me-Made May...
I, Carolyn, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear all me made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'
although taking part in the challenge this time will hold an added degree of difficulty for me, the specifics of which I will not divulge right now but will become blatantly apparent as time unfolds. I may not blog each day, like I have done previously for these months, and I may not be able to wear a unique outfit each day although I shall try. However I can promise some spectacular scenery ;) We shall see how we go....