Afghans and knitting

Afghans and knitting

No – I’m not talking about lap blankets. I’m talking about delicious kiwi biscuits (cookies). I made a huge batch on Sunday and we are eating our way through them as the weather closes in. My big Canadian twist? Pecans. In NZ they are normally 

Yai’s Tea towels

Yai’s Tea towels

Finally finished the first pass at this tea towel pattern. There’s a few adjustments to make but I’m pretty happy with the striping location and the stich. It’s all in double moss stitch which is great when finished but like many people I get tired 

Toast

Toast

I know – toast isn’t really cooking, but I’m addicted to it right now. A piece of toast with a cup of coffee in the french press or a lovely cup of tea. It’s heaven. I’ve been going to Kozak Eatery to get their amazing 

Peach ice-cream

I made ice-cream from scratch yesterday. Up to now I’ve stuck with sorbets. But I made the custard and added cut up fresh peaches and it is beautiful. Looks terrible, but tastes amazing. Used rum instead of vanilla and it is really, really good! I 

Blueberry processing

Blueberry processing

It was a mission but I think it worked out great in the end. You got your pies, your jam, your jam in progress and cake. More than one family was happy and benefited from the bounty. But it was an enormous amount of work 

Blueberries & Peaches

It’s summer fruit season in BC and we have lovely friends who keep bringing us delicious mounds of fruit. I had a huge number of blueberries that turned into a massive project of jam, pies and really amazing blueberry muffin cake. The jam is particularly