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So, About That Ice Cream…

Remember the ice cream I shared last week? Well, I’m ready to take the wrapping off and share my exciting secret with you! Technically it doesn’t involve ice cream, although, come to think of it, ice cream would make the perfect dessert at a quilting retreat, don’t you think? Yes, a Quilting Retreat!

I’m delighted to introduce to you, The Creative Retreat. For more details, click here if you’re interested.

Exciting things afoot

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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!

#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!