Saturday, 22 March 2008

Domesticated witterings again

Lemon Meringue Pie. I haven't made one of these for many a long year. My mum used to make them, but always cooked them too quick so the meringue was very soggy. This cooked for an hour and the meringue was just right. So was the lemony-ness. I shall have to do a lot of walking to walk off the calories from my several pieces of this!

My eldest daughter is a good cook and enjoys baking. This is her Lemon Drizzle Cake, baked when a friend was coming round. It is also Rather Good - and bad for waistlines!

This is the Manderin Orange Trifle I made in honour of my daughters coming home for Easter. I always vowed I hated custard and didn't like trifle because of that, and then I tasted some again in the last year or so, and found that I was mistaken - I DO like custard, and I LOVE trifle!

My first efforts at crochet. As you can see, the earliest (smallest) pieces were fairly pathetic and I found it difficult to keep to the same number of stitches that I began with, hence the bell shapes! Then it began to fall into place. I learned my doubles, half trebles and trebles and I am HOOKED! I found out a couple of things I was doing wrong, and held the thread in a better way too. I am now trying out my first granny square, having perfected making the little circle to start and am now on petals, and have mastered those - though I have 5 instead of 8 (ah well!) It is a very compelling craft and I find it hard to put down. It really is a craft you learn through your mistakes.


Greentwinsmummy said...

oooo BB some of those look like my first attempts!well done for carrying on,its addictive isnt it! I have been mucking the middles up on mine but Sarah showed me where I was going wrong as I couldnt work it out doh! so the next one I do......she hopes! should be perfick :o)

Bovey Belle said...

I'll keep working at it, but it really is something that helps if you are shown first. I have no-one to show me so it's a case of just making a boo-boo and then ripping back to where you went wrong.

River Glorious said...

Hi there! First attempts are GOOD attempts, sweetie. If you need help, you can "holler" my way! I have a tutorial for making granny squares. :)

Pixiedust said...

The baking looks good. Did you use your lemon curd in the meringue? Thanks for the recipe i made mine last night and popped a pic on my blog. Its yummy stuff. xx

Pixiedust said...

Scratch that, I'm getting you mixed up with MrsL's blog. oopps.
Still great baking though. xxx

MammyT said...

What a brave girl to keep going even after those first,ugly little wads! They DO look very familiar to me, though ;) Once you get it, though, it is so much faster than knitting! Have fun.