Saturday, 14 April 2012


I decided on a slight change. After looking through all my cookery books and realising that there are always going to be some recipes that I can't or Toby won't eat, I am now going to cook a new recipe each week but not necessarily all from the same book.

This week I am cooking baked parmesan chicken from a Williams Sonoma book. It was very simple and certainly looks good.

It's been a tough week as Tabi's sleeping is still terrible, but we are coping, just about. She is terrorising the cats during the day and us at night.

I baked cupcakes this week too. It's been a while since I baked but it was good fun. I even had a go at piping icing. It wasn't pretty, but not too disastrous for a first attempt.

Time to go and eat my dinner. Looking forward to it.

Any suggestions of new recipes to try will be greatly welcomed.

L. x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Cooking and art

I was recently asked by a friend how the cooking was going and to be fair it had completely slipped my mind. I have now picked my book and am looking forward to starting to work through the recipes. I'm going to aim for at least one a week, possibly two depending on how I do. Sadly, though Tabitha sleeps in the evenings making cooking possible, she does not sleep well overnight, making the desire to stand at the cooker dwindle.

I have been more involved and inspired by art again though. Mum bought me a course from the wonderful Ady I'm taking part in her cardboard project using recycled materials and mixed media to create paintings and an art folder. It's going slowly but i'm thoroughly enjoying it. I've also been enjoying creating mandalas and using this process to free my creativity.

I'm looking forward to doing more of this, but it does rather depend on having either madam sleeping or someone to entertain her while I paint.