With my gorgeous purchases I stuffed the very full fridge fuller and made my first ever Caesar salad using the cos, baguette, eggs, shaved Parmesan and some stunning pancetta I bought from the butcher last weekend. I added anchovies to the aoili to get that salty thing going and man it was lovely. I would have to say the lettuce was the least spectacular element of the dish and it was tasteless and a little sinewy. Anyway, because I am in love with food, I took a photo of it to share.
As I have already shared I am doing an upholstery night class these days. I have just about completed my chair which has been on the go for about 6 months. Below you can see the original followed by the makeover shot.As you can see I have gone for the French Country theme and hope to get a beachy kind of feel from it in the sunroom. Nicholas and the cat seem to love it so I imagine it is going to end up with either food and dirty feet or cat fur all over it. The upholstering has 7 layers of stuff on it and I learnt lots of new skills, needle and fabric stuff in the process. The wood has three coats of paint. Funny thing is, it is not that easy to sit in for grown ups but it has been fun to make and I love the look of it.I have a large vessel of quinces simmering on the stove in order to run up some quince jelly this weekend. Oh bliss. I just hope I can find enough jars after making plum jam in summer and some strawberry a few weeks ago. It is all sugary and fruity around here.