Crochet, Food and Flowers

Remember the blue/grey corner to corner (C2C) rug I shared the other day? I crocheted it with a few Lincraft 200g Yarn Cakes and absolutely loved the speed which I made it and enjoyed the process immensely.

NB: I just had a look at the Lincraft page so I could like up there, and found a whole lot of new yarn cake colours. Gosh, I’m glad we don’t have a Lincraft store locally or I’d be in there stocking up on the Cherry Cake Yarn Cakes!

This scrappy C2C blanket is my “plonked on the couch, watching telly in the evening” project. Do you have one of these projects? I used to sew in the evenings. I especially loved hand sewing EPP’s or embroidery and that was always my go-to. But I think either the lighting in the living room isn’t what it once was… or my eyes aren’t what they once were. Hmmm...

The yarn which I’m using isn’t anything special. Random balls of acrylic yarn that I purchase at random stores for no other reason than they catch my eye, or if they’re cheap. Speaking of cheap, did you notice that Aldi have yarn this week? $1.49 for 100g balls. The colours aren’t the greatest, but they have black and white, which is always handy for the stash.

My garden has gone haywire! It needs a lot of weeding and then planting for the winter. My camellia plants are flowering which makes me happy. I love camellia’s but they don’t do very well in my garden.

I’ve started walking in the mornings again. Some days, I manage to clock up 20,000 steps, which for me, is pretty good. I drop the kids at school and like to go for my walk as soon as I get home (otherwise it’s easy to get distracted). I usually walk around my neighbourhood, criss-crossing my path to walk on the footpaths. Why does my local council dislike footpaths so much? Do you have great footpaths in your neighbourhood? Or do your paths stop suddenly, like in my area?

One of the best things about the cooler season, is that it's perfect for soup. I made a really delicious one the other day and thought I’d share it here. You might like to make it… and it’s a good way for me to remember.

Spiced Pumpkin & Chickpea soup

1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic
600g diced pumpkin
1 can chickpeas (drained)
600g vegetable stock (or water with stock paste/powder)
* 1 tsp cumin powder
* 1 tsp coriander powder
* Add a little extra if desired - we love spices at our house and always add extra

Put everything into a saucepan (except the chickpeas) and simmer until the pumpkin is soft. Add the chickpeas for a couple of minutes at the end of cooking to warm through.

Blitz the soup until it’s smooth, at a dash of cream (if desired) and enjoy with crusty buttery bread.

Not the nicest photo, but trust me on it's deliciousness.

Have you seen the new Coles magazine? Along with the usual yummy recipes on offer, they have a feature on banana bread and 6 different banana bread variations. Nutella & peanut butter, pumpkin cheesecake, blackberry & lime, double chocolate, mango pineapple & coconut and cinnamon donut. That last one is the first one on our “must-make” list. Yummm...

What have you been crafting, eating and reading this week?

1 comment

  1. Hi Anorina well done with your walking you are doing well. I love your crocheting it's so pretty you have a lovely garden your camilia is beautiful ,thankyou for the soup recipe,hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx


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