Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cooking Crush

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I'll admit it, I have a HUGE crush on Jamie Oliver's food!  It's basic, simple, beautiful!

I made this lovely roasted chicken to rave reviews from Coleman, the self-proclaimed hater of all things chicken, unless of course it's fried in some way.  He gobbled this down!  The leftover potatoes and bacon bits would make a delicious frittata the next morning... that is if you have any leftovers :) 

Now when you read this recipe it seems a tiny bit odd, boiling a lemon, tossing the potatoes about in the hot pan after you drain them and then stabbing said boiling hot lemon but TRUST ME it will all make sense in the end and you'll be really glad you did the whole potato bit because the "chuffing up" make all the difference!

Side note: I tried to print the recipe from his website but it came out black with tiny grey lettering so I ended up having to copy and paste into a Word document, but this recipe is worth it, I know I'll be making it again over and over!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blogging Attempt 1001

I miss blogging!

Life is crazy and hectic but I miss having little bits of it gathered in this spot, so I'm back... will I post every single day... NO, are you kidding, you all don't want to hear the total randomness that goes through my head every single day!  I will try to post three times a week and I will promise, yes promise, a new recipe every week and something crafty, that leaves at least one post open for me to ramble on about nothing in particular... I love to ramble!

I'll start off this week with a crafty project.  Many of you may have seen it in my online galleries but I wanted to paste it here in my diary... so here is my version of the Embellished Paper Doily project designed by the lovely Christine Middlecamp.  It was so much fun to dig through all my gathered treasures and pick out bits to use; I rediscovered all sorts of things that I forgot I owned! The finished piece hangs right outside my bedroom and makes me smile every time I walk by.

If you have any questions about the project feel free to ask in the comments section
and I'll email you ASAP.

Happy Hump Day!