Mint, Mint and More Mint

I was going to post a picture of last night’s orange moon but the photos didn’t work out as well as I would have liked – I wasn’t using a tripod and that was a mistake.

So here is something I cooked up earlier! You can’t have too much fresh mint in my opinion! If a recipe says to add mint, I always add probably twice as much as the recipe says – just because I love it!

Courgettes, peas and mint with pasta and parmesan cheese has got to be one of my favourites. This is a recipe from Rose Elliot’s “Little Book of Pasta”.

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Weaving, Wine and Wonderful Food

Weaving – I had a great week last week with a bunch of wonderful women taking my tapestry weaving course as part of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Samplers were completed if not all the designed tapestries but we were able to go into detail about all the different aspects of controlling the tension in weft and warp and I hope that you will benefit from this in all your future weaving.

One of the highlights for me was when they gave me a present of two brass tipped African and Brazilian hard wood bobbins – they were so generous and I am very, very grateful ūüôā

Wine and wonderful food – the catering at the summer school was good and I have no complaints but now I am home again and we are doing our own cooking. Having worked on equestrian photography all day Sunday with the help of my daughter and her boyfriend, today was my first “free” day (sort of). Tonight Julie made a fantastic Pilau Rice with which I stuffed red and green peppers (capsicums) along with chestnut mushrooms, spring onions and feta cheese. I pretty much followed this recipe and it was absolutely delicious and washed down with a very nice Portuguese red wine.

So thanks everyone for an excellent and enjoyable week and especially for those lovely bobbins.