Exciting things afoot

Procrasticraft

Yes, very exciting things are afoot!

I can’t say much right now, but I can assure you that it is exciting. It’s on par with the crazy bursting excitement you felt as a little kid when your parents told you you could have an ice-cream.

I know it’s a bit annoying that I can’t share the details with you right now (believe me, I’m busting at the seams to shout it out) but I wanted to let you know why things have been a bit quiet here lately and might continue to be for another few weeks at least.

What I can tell you though is that the exciting thing involves quilting and inspiration and fun and laughter and, well, that’s about as much as I can say right now. So, forgive me please, as I am a little bit busy with getting all the details set behind the scenes and as soon as all the ice cream flavours are decided and the cones are made, I will be back here with all the details, believe me, you will want to see this!

Plus, there’s QuiltCon to get ready for! Oh, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see my old friends and meet new people. Please do come and say hi if you are there and you see me, I would really love to meet you. And if you can’t make it, feel free to comment on here or on my Instagram or Facebook accounts and make a request to see anything specific, I’ll do my best to post a special photo for you.

Oh and before I go, thank you so much for your thoughts (comments, emails etc) on my last post #foodforfriday, I look forward to getting that going when I get back from QuiltCon.

Come back soon for more exciting details!

Regular recipes and family meal inspiration – #foodforfridays – contributors needed (paid of course!)

Beach walk

This past month has been all about going slow, long summer days, children not at school and many, many trips to the beach. It’s been a wonderful time for thinking about all the things and planning all the plans.

There’s been long car trips in which the Mr and I have had the time to chat and ponder and plan. We’ve made some pretty hefty decisions about so many things. There’s a some very serious business plans (oh my how I can’t wait to tell you about this news, it’s HUGE), a big move coming up for our family and a year of getting “it” done.

Next job on the list is this here site – I’m seeking contributors for regular posts about all kinds of things including quilts, knits and food. (I’ll be paying per post because I don’t believe in working for free and don’t expect you to either)

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First, the food. For a long time now, I’ve been making takeaway style food at home. It’s been a health thing and a budget thing and a “we live too far out of town so the food goes cold before we get home” thing. I’m a little out of ideas for great quality takeaway style food that I can make for easy family movie night dinners – the kind of food you want to eat on a Friday night.

What’s your favourite takeaway food? Can you share your recipe with us? I’m looking for fresh, delicious and nutritious takes on takeaway food that can be put together relatively easily. I’ll be publishing recipes here each Friday. If you’d like to contribute a recipe for #foodforfridays, comment here (or email me, jules@procrasticraft.com) for details (the boring bits like conditions and the exciting bits like $).

Look out for Green Curry Pumpkin this coming Friday… It’s a favourite for us and can be frozen for even quicker eats next time!

Side bar, did you see Kate making my pickles over at Foxslane? They’re super delicious, go make yourself some, you won’t be sorry!

#thisweekiam :: 48/52 :: finishing quilts & a recipe for a delicious dinner

 

Quilting :: all the quilts. A commission quilt. A QuiltCon entry. A next years new class quilt. A charity quilt… all. the. quilts

Quilting Quilt blocks to heal violence

Listening :: to the early morning calls of magpies and kookaburras.

Morning Time

Anticipating :: my trip to Melbourne this weekend to teach at Amitie – I’ve wanted to visit the store for so long and can’t wait to get there!

Harvesting :: the fruits of the biggest child’s labours

Harvest Greens

Eating :: Fresh salads, mangoes!!! and stone fruits. A few people on Instagram asked for the recipe for tonights dinner – salmon and super slaw (making guide after photo):

Salmon Super SlawRecipe Procrasticraft

Sprinkle the salmon fillet with some salt and pepper and bake in a 200C oven around eight minutes (120gms per piece) or cook on the BBQ. Honestly, this piece is a little overcooked, I prefer it slightly on the rare side but just cook it to your liking.

While the fish bakes, in a large mixing bowl, mix up half cup of kewpie mayonnaise, juice of a lime, salt, pepper and a clove of crushed garlic. Add
– a quarter white cabbage, finely sliced
– Lebanese cucumber cut into cubes (you can peel it if you are so inclined, I rarely am)
– half cup freshly shelled peas or frozen peas (if using frozen, lightly blanch them to defrost)
– one apple (granny smith or pink lady), matchstick sliced (it really is worth the effort to make it super fine, if it’s chunky, it just doesn’t work).
– one avocado, cubed
– half cup walnut pieces (can use almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, anything you like)
– you can add some fresh parsley leaves or other herbs, I just plain forgot tonight but parsley and mint is really yummy here.

Mix the salad very gently to scoop up all that dressing and coat all the bits but don’t be rough as the avocado will mush.

Serve. Eat. Feel virtuous for having a simple and delicious meal. Then sit and drink a full glass of Bailey’s on ice to counteract the smugness. You’re welcome!