I have been spending my spare time painting some of my wood pieces (instead of sewing my SAL project!!) and I have them on the Buttons and Brooches page-- with the help of my son who is home for the weekend. I don't know how I would have managed this blog without the help of my kids--- and I am sure they wonder how on earth their mother manages to do anything on the computer at all!
We have had a lovely weekend this weekend with both the children home. It is so nice to be able to sit and chat over dinner together. My daughter had done a Thai cooking class some time ago and they had cooked a dish using duck breasts. So she decided that she was going to cook that last night for our dinner. It was a challenge trying to find duck breast fillets-- which we eventually found in Coles-- as they sell all the produce found on Masterchef. The cooking of the meal appeared like a Masterchef show as well--- lots of stress trying to get everything cooked at the same time and duck fat exploding and splattering everywhere. Try cleaning the fat off every part of the kitchen--- I did not realise how much fat came off the duck in the first place. That was the first, and possibly last, time we will be cooking duck-- as I could picture our arteries clogging up with all that fat! In the end it was a delicious meal which she served up, accompanied by potatoes, beetroot and beans from our own vegetable garden (lovingly tended by my husband) with a red wine sauce. A piece of chocolate cake was a nice finish to the meal. Thank goodness I had had a swim yesterday evening and a walk early this morning to make up for the calories consumed in that meal alone.