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 […]

Parmesan Polenta Corn Fritters

  Parmesan Polenta Corn Fritters with accompanying salad of: avocado, cucumber, yellow pepper, tomato, carrot, spring onion, celery, mixed salad greens, and mint (with additional sliced avocado). Fried haloumi cheese is a nice addition to the meal (we added this to our meal, but this is not in the photo).   This is seriously the […]

Paper Craft: Flower Chain Bookmarks

      Equipment used to make the flower chain bookmarks:   Equipment: Fiskars flower punch (approx. 2 ½ cm diameter – almost 1 inch) Glue (that dries clear) White/silver ribbon Round hole punch (for making flower centre). I used a Crop-A-Dile (with pink handles in the photo)* Diamantes (that are smaller than the round […]

Pineapple Flowers

  Pineapple Flowers are very pretty and very delicate. They are made out of thinly sliced rounds of pineapple and are used as garnishes. When dried out, the pineapple retains its lovely yellow colour and the edges become frilly. While these dry out in the oven, the house fills with a sweet pineapple fragrance.   […]

Autumn is Here: A Poetry Lesson

  A few blogs ago we had a physics lesson (along with the Red Velvet Cupcakes), then we had an English language lesson (in the blog about Whoopie Pies), today we are going to study the English language again, but this time with a poetry lesson, deconstructing E.E. Cumming’s poem “l(a” written in 1958.   This poem, […]