DS has recently finished a 2 week stint covering a holiday for the chef of a local pub/restaurant. It was a one-person kitchen so, apart from a washer-up and a couple of waitresses, he was on his own. It was the first time he'd been in charge and quite enjoyed being called 'Chef' rather than being the one doing the calling. It's a small establishement but has a good reputation locally for its food so the owner was putting a lot of trust in DS! By all accounts, he did himself proud!!
OH and I went there for a meal in a group of 7 and we were all thoroughly impressed! The Creme Brulees he made were to-die-for!! It reminded me of the time we went on holiday to Malta when the kids were about 8 (DS) and 10 (DD) yrs old. DS was always quite adventurous about trying different foods (although he'd not shown much inclination towards cooking himself). He ordered Creme Caramel for dessert at a restaurant after I'd explained what it was. When it arrived, however, he didn't like it and failed to eat much. It turned out, he'd thought it was Creme Brulee. Now, here he is, making Creme Brulee himself - and quite perfectly, I should add. Not sure if he's made Creme Caramel yet but I have to say, I much prefer Creme Brulee too!!
These 2 desserts are quite similar but the end result tastes very different. Which do you prefer? Is there anyone who prefers Creme Caramel?
I got out all my Tag Square Bee blocks last weekend and layed them out on the floor of my shed. So, here they are!! On reflection (and looking at them layed out together), I think I should have been more specific in my requested colour preference. "Autumn colours" was a bit too general and I'm now a bit flummoxed as to how to put them together. From looking at many quilts online over the last few years, I'm aware that I probably need to choose an accent colour to bring them all together somehow. The questions are - "What colour?" and "How do I use it?" I'm thinking sashing and borders in the mystery colour, but will it take more than that to bring this lot together??
Talking of "little ones in between", I was feeling in need of a quick-fix fabric fiddle so pulled out a few scraps and - well - fiddled! There's a little heart- felt creation that will hang up once I've added a ribbon (inspired by Betz White (sorry couldn't find exact post), but nowhere near as neat and pretty as hers); then there's a completely random piece of crazy patchwork that I have to decide what to do with. Maybe a pincushion?
Stitching progress since last time:
Knitted cardigan - a couple of hours on the second sleeve.
Bee Quilt - Laying out blocks and umming and ahhhing.
Felt and fabric fiddling.
Writing down here, for the last few weeks, what progress I've made has been a useful exercise. I knew I wasn't getting much done but didn't realise that some weeks it was practically nothing! I wonder if the next step should be to write down what I want to do (or am going to do) before the next post. Mmmm, I'll have to think about that a bit more because I've only just thought of it. It might motivate me, or it might make me leave a longer time before posting until I get it done (which would be a bad thing).
Bye for now