Monday, 28 June 2010

Viking Dinner party

We belong to a Foodie Group, (which evolved out of our Bible Study group) that meets every couple of months to cook and eat together. We have a theme, and in the past have done French, Indian, Australian, Spanish, Italian etc..
This month was Scandinavian Viking! I decided to have a go at making gravlax, a cured salmon dish.

Apparently the Vikings would just bury theirs in the sand for a few months and eat it when it was nice and fermented. I decided to go with the hygenic glad-wrap/fridge metheod. It was delicious!!! I used this recipe.

Someone brought a bottle of Mead. I thought it tasted awful, like bay leaves, but some people really liked it.

Here is my plate before I pillaged it. From left, walnut flat bread, roast boar, roast meat, vegetable stew, red cabbage, and the gravlax on bread. I am not sure whether the Vikings would have served it with creme fresh, caviar and capers though...

Sunday, 13 June 2010

I think one of these would make a great housewarming present to myself.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Should have been an architect!

My husband Dave that is. He is constantly surprising me through this house designing process with his good ideas, I have pretty much let him go for it with the architect, and together our new house is slowly coming together.

And as the weather gets chilly, I found the need to make a cosy blanket to snuggle under while watching TV at night. I used up some of my fabric stash, and bought some grey polar fleece to back it with.

Here is my littlest boy, busy with the very serious business of watching the Wiggles. As I approach my uni exams later this week (I have 2 on the one day, yikes!!!!) , I am very thankful for the Wiggles.