Wednesday 22 September 2010

Using that stash week 3

Today has been busy, busy, busy. So much for days "off" work!
Started by baking the yoghurt cake that Mel had on her Melshrecipes blog at 7.30am. Well, I was awake and it seemed like a good idea to use my time wisely! Have to say it is delicious. I used raspberry and cranberry yoghurt and the flavour is so subtle. Check it out and try it, you won't be disappointed!
Then I dropped my daughter at work and popped into Waitrose for a bit of shopping.
Came home, decided to follow a recipe for pork belly with plum sauce that was in one of the Sunday supplements. Rubbed all manner of spices into the pork and put it back in the fridge.
I had made a batch of sloe gin the other day and whilst doing that, came across a recipe for blackberry brandy. So, finding myself with the necessary ingredients, decided to give that a whirl too. It's going to be a boozy Christmas!
Went back into town where my daughter wanted me to be her model for a new hair colour. I had no say in which colour it was and I have to say that I haven't been this red for many a year. No, there will be no photos!
Came home, lunch, packed up a wedding present to send to my penfriend in America's daughter, went to the post office to send it off and then finally got to go through a load of papers to do another May Flaum inspired page. I bought the paper with the birds on back in the Spring and I love it so much I haven't dared cut into it. Feeling reckless and determined to follow the brief of using up stuff we have been holding onto, I used it for the frame of the picture that was taken on our recent trip to Bath.
It'll be good to go back to work tomorrow for a rest!


Anonymous said...

A nice restful day off I see! I must get around to trying the yogurt cake recipe. Lovely lo - and I agree that Dear Lizzy paper is too gorgeous to use. I had to force myself to use mine.

Denise said...

Well, you have been a very busy girl today,the yoghurt recipe sounds lovely as do the alcoholic ones-and I bet your hair looks fab. Lovely page, might try and get some scrapping in tonight xx

humel said...

Gosh, busy day indeed! Glad it began well with cake, continued well with alcohol, and finished well with craft... xx

scrappyjacky said...

Made some sloe gin this weekend ourselves.OH often says he's going back to work for a rest as well!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

OKAY, now I'll have phrase "boozy Christmas" stuck in my head. I think we should all try to work that into conversation today.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love days like that when you accomplish so much! I'd love to see your hair colour, I have been several shades of red in my lifetime!! Love the PP's on that LO, Love the LO itself too!!...& doesn't it feel good to finally use something you've had for ages!!

Amy said...

What a busy day Deb! The cake is great isn't it?
Isn't every Christmas a 'boozy' Christmas? It actually is a boozy couple of months ... you know, all the lead up to Christmas parties and end of year festivities, then the new year and the whole of January off on holidays and the heat of summer ..... oh dear! ;-)

What is sloe gin by the way? We normally just get a bottle of Bombay, add the tonic and lemon and leave it at that!

Sian said...

Yup, we've been brewing up the sloe gin over here too. First time we've tried. But actually it's official Arthur Guinness day today, so we are concentrating our energies in that direction tonight.

Bet your hair looks wonderful!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Phew! I'm exhausted just reading about your day, Deb! Sounds like a full one. xo