Instagram gallery: March 2014

March seems to have gone in a flash! Here are my favourite Instagram photos from this month πŸ™‚

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Tutorial: One-pot tea cosy

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Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mum! πŸ™‚ Hopefully you have opened your present…I’m about to tell people how to make it!

My Mum has a little one-pot tea pot, and she asked me to make a little tea cosy for it. When I visited her a few weeks ago, I measured it and made a template. It was actually quite tricky to make the tea cosy back here in Newcastle without being able to try it on the teapot, so I hope it fits!

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Spinach and ricotta enchiladas

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This is another recipe from ‘Mexican Food Made Simple‘ by Thomasina Miers, which has quickly become one of my favourite recipe books. You’ll need to make some roast tomato sauce for these enchiladas, which takes a little while but will be worth the effort! We altered the quantities to make this for two, but I’ve put the original quantities here. Again, I must apologise for the not-so-brilliant photo here – at least the clocks go back this weekend and nights will soon get lighter for taking good food photos! πŸ™‚ Continue reading…

My new sewing machine!

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Today was a really exciting day – my new sewing machine arrived! πŸ™‚ My lovely old machine (that used to belong to my Mum and is many, many years old) decided last week that it didn’t want to sew through more than one layer of fabric 😦 This is my old machine:

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Tagliatelle with sausages, rosemary and porcini mushrooms

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Today I made pasta (for only the second time) and remembered how much I enjoy doing it! It’s definitely something to do on a weekend, and it’s easier than you think too. My first attempt was some ravioli, and today I tried out my tagliatelle attachment πŸ™‚ I had to get Tom to help me put it through the machine because it ended up being really long!Β  Continue reading…