Thursday, 29 April 2010

Things I Love Thursday

My job – I’m really enjoying my work right now. The tasks are interesting and my colleagues are fabulous.

Allotment produce – Everything is coming on really well except from the Radishes. Having allotment buddies this year has made such a difference.

The election – It’s been a big topic of discussion at work and you’ve just got to love the wackier parties. I’m quite taken with CURE and the New Millennium Bean Party as outlined in this piece on the BBC website on the more unusual election pledges.

Twin Peaks – I’ve been waiting what seems like forever for Season two of Twin Peaks to be released on DVD. I spent a chunk of last weekend watching part of it and it’s even better than I remember.

Cryptic Crosswords – I’m starting to get to grips with these and just find them so satisfying. Quite good for learning new words and bits of trivia too.

Other stuff – playing bass, learning new songs, warmer weather, lunch in the park, Melissa shoes, Lush products, tofu, sleeping well, BBQs in the garden followed by attic jam sessions.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

What I wore 28th April 2010

The warmer weather has given me the excuse to dig out one of my favourite summer dresses.

Black dress with mushroom pattern - made from a vintage skirt

Black cardigan - Gap

Spider necklace - Alchemy

Woven belt - charity shop

Black cotton tights - Boots

Melissa Night V flock shoes - Bourgeois Boheme

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

What's in my lunchbox this week?

The first bit of produce from the allotment this growing seasons inspired my lunchbox for this week. I'm also thrilled that things like Aspargus and Watercress are coming into season. It seems to have been a long carrot/apple/pear filled winter.

Clockwise, from top left:

Home made cupcake (vegan) with chilli chocolate flakes and baked rhubarb from the allotment.

Purple sprouting Broccoli on a bed of spinach, both from the allotment. The dressing is home made vegan mayo mixed with lemon juice and chili flakes. Inspired by a recipe in Rose Eliot's Vegetarian Supercook.

Watercress - not from the allotment obviously

Asparagus and sun dried tomato frittata from the Vegan with a Vengance cookbook. I should have used firmer tofu to stop it falling apart but it tastes great anyway.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Things I Love Thursday

Being surrounded by friends, lunch at the sushi bar, keeping up via Facebook, smoothies made in the Vitamix, the return of my cooking and sewing mojo, white wine, tofu madness, jamming, having an excuse to wear sunglasses, vegan Haribo, vegan hot cross buns (thank you M&S), cryptic crosswords, the prospect of a lie in, home made vegan pizza, green bass leads.