Washi Tape Christmas Cards

  CARD 1 – Washi tape ‘Christmas Present’ card – this card was Mum’s idea, so we collaborated on this design:   CARD 2 – Washi tape Christmas card with stripes of red and green:   These two cards are fun to make, and it is always nice to give, (and receive) hand-made cards. Below […]

Washi Tape Covered Wooden ‘Christmas Pegs’

  I have written in an earlier article about Mum’s wooden pegs*, which have become a family in-joke (search for ‘pegs’ on my website), and this time, as a bit of fun, I decided to surprise her with an array of ‘Christmas Pegs’ to brighten up her peg basket. These washi tape pegs can also […]

Christmas Decorations

  This year sees a gorgeous selection of Christmas decorations available. Here are a few of the ones I like (and trust me, I have done a lot of looking about (which I will term as ‘shopping research’) to bring you this list!)   3-D LIGHT-UP STAR   I just love this night-light shaped as […]

Whole Artichokes with Lemon Butter Sauce

  My own home-grown and organically grown, artichoke drenched in Lemon Butter Sauce, with side dishes containing extra lemon butter for dipping the petals in, and a finger bowl with lemon juice and water to rinse buttery fingers.   Here are my artichokes! Their colouring is so very pretty with shades of aubergine, green, and […]

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

    This is a lovely simple vegetarian pasta dinner which makes use of spring-time asparagus. Since asparagus has such a short season I like to pile it into as many dishes as possible, especially the first-of-the-season asparagus, which is juicy and tender. This dish was so super-tasty, I could quite happily have this for […]