Maus and I have been busy of late (when I say busy, remember, everything is relative) so we decided we needed a break. Maus chose Augusta, a coastal town 1½ hour drive south west of us. We had a fab time.
We stayed at the local hotel (which is not recommended but was adequate). When booking in, Maus picked up brochures for local whale watching tours. I have had whale watching on my “must do list” for quite a while. We had intended to go to Albany later this winter for that purpose. I didn’t even know that you could go whale watching from Augusta. Continue reading
That title makes me happy too … because it is true!
Soap is really taking over our house … and garage. There is barely enough room in our two-car garage for one car anymore. I only have one corner as a workshop but it is expanding outwards.
I started off airing soap on top of the fridge, then Maus made me a shelf in the laundry. One shelf!! What was she thinking? Then she acquired this wonderful 5-shelf display stand… and then, not so long ago, we bought another stand from Ikea. Alas, the Ikea stand is nearly full. I think it is time for another stall. Continue reading
This is a post which has been sitting in Drafts for ages. I just hope I can remember how we made the dish.
I am sorry it has been so long since I have written a post. One reason has been lethargy and the other is that I have had computer problems or, more to the point, software problems. I will tell you about them in case you have the same, or similar, issues. It will save you hours in forums. Continue reading
It still works
This one definitely goes under “Rants and raves” heading ….
I have mentioned a few times that I watch a lot of soap making YouTube videos – though I am, at last, getting pretty bored with them. Continue reading
I really have lost my blogging mojo. I have two draft posts in the wing but it was this unusual but wonderful cake that sprung me back to life.
I have been a wee bit fascinated by turmeric cakes for quite a while. Continue reading
I must tell you about the stall I had at the Easter weekend market. I have already told you about the success of the passionfruit but I also sold a moderate amount of soap which WAS, of course, the main reason for the stall.
Have I mentioned I am obsessed with soap YouTube videos? I am guessing I have. Well, if you watch more than a few thousand then you will, invariably, come across 50 or 500 that tell you how to start a soap-making business. One of the tips they give is “know your market”. Continue reading
This year, through some miracle of miracles, the birds left some plums for us. Whether it was conscious or whether they just missed them, I don’t know. Of course, as happens with every variety of fruit and vegetable in the garden, they all ripened at once. There was not a huge amount but certainly more than we would eat. I put them in the cool room (along with the 1,000 passionfruit) until I could decide what to do with them. We are not big jam eaters so jam was not an option. We do, however, eat a bit of sauce. Plum sauce it would be then. Continue reading