In many respects my blog is like an ongoing diary of things I have been up to or having a go at or just being experimental and playing around. It does not however record every single thing that goes on in my life a lot I choose not to tell about and keep to myself. Such is life and each of us are very different. I share what I want to share, as do so many of us. It is another outlet for creativity on either the home front with the cooking and preserving or on the creative side itself. Sometimes the greatest creativity is achieved by using those things that are around us or indeed using new and different techniques with which to do something. However feeling the joy of everyday or indeed in just enjoying the crafting for the pleasure that it brings. To me it is a much needed outlet as I need to be useful and productive. That is me, and with what I do, I do not mean to make people feel "useless" that is far from the contrary. I am not perfect, I have a go at most things, and some things are beyond me as they are just not within my skill set but I do not intend to make people feel inadequate; all I set out to do was to encourage everyone to have a go at doing something different or something that they have never done before or indeed revisit and dust off the cobwebs from a previously used skill and try it again. At the end of the day we each do what we do and it does not matter how much or how little we do as long as you enjoy it.
I tend to live up to my star sign of Taurus and tend to be the proverbial bull in a china shop. Either all or nothing - no inbetween! It is usually a strong learning curve with me things are either tickety boo or come rattling down round my ankles. Tiz just the depth that varies. At the end of the day I am just me - don't know any other!
Today we have been to the Butchers for things like Bacon, Sausages and a load of other items that they sell not strictly meat related. We went for curry sauce Tikka Masala as I have chicken pieces coming in the meat delivery from our other Butcher. Unfortunately they did not have any of that variety in so we have come away with the other varieties they did have to try them.
So we shall see how we get on with these.
This is the box we came back with from the Butchers. Lots of goodies inside.
And a first for me. OH has tried and does not like Duck eggs. I have never had them but a couple of friends have suggested that they are quite nice and a lot richer in flavour. I was talking to an internet friend yesterday and she has Ducks and recommends them highly especially for cake making. So tomorrow I am going to try a boiled Duck egg and at the weekend am going to bake a cake with them. It is nice I have located somewhere locally that sells them.
Cheese a nice strong cheddar