Monday, 13 April 2015
would you like a piece of pie?
Well hello there! It's been a little while.
I didn't mean to go silent for quite so long, but life got crazy there for a while. Things are still super busy, but I really wanted to pop back in here and say a huge thank you!
Thank you to all those lovely people who've been checking up on me to make sure I am OK. I am doing fine. Busy, but fine. Thank you!
Apart from the crazy few months that have passed by, things have been ticking along here. I'm still sewing. Quite a bit actually, most of it has gone un-photographed. I must remedy that. I really like having a record of some of the things I have made. Winter clothes are getting sorted out at the moment. So many things I'd still love to make, if I ever get a few spare hours! I'm digging through some of my old favourite patterns and sorting through my precious stash of Oliver + S patterns. So many things, so little time.
I'm still pottering around in my garden. It's been a slow start, after some neglect over summer. It's almost replanted for the cold season, although some bugs are giving me a hard time this year. I feel like I might be fighting a losing battle with the spinach. I'm up to my third replant. I'm not sure what keeps demolishing them, but I'm determined to have another shot at it. Those little critters don't know who they're dealing with! (What's that you say? An extremely generous replanter who keeps feeding them? Shhh, I'm fierce I tell you, FIERCE.)
It was also a massive summer for preserving. We had three sauce days! More than 60 kgs of tomatoes in bottles. A double lot of tomato sauce (ketchup), a double lot of pasta (spaghetti) sauce and tomato relish. Also some sweet chilli sauce (we had a huge crop of chillies this year) and spicy mango chutney. I'm enjoying having that in the pantry!
There's now a years worth of pesto in the freezer and 63 bottles of ginger beer brewing in the shed. I might have got a little carried away on the ginger beer front, but I wanted to have plenty stashed away ahead of some upcoming celebrations. It keeps so well in the cold over winter, that I just couldn't help myself. Goodness, I'm sure there was more, but preserving season went by in a blur.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you, and what better way to say thank you than with pie?
Warm apple pie with a sugary crust. Have a slice on me OK!