June has been a busy month with lots of fabulous food, a sunny holiday in Yorkshire (big blog post to come) and the beginning of the 1st birthday party rounds for LB and her friends.
I know I’ve been talking about this buggy liner it for a while, finally I had time to make it. Like a lot of sewing projects I was winging it and I finally taught myself how to sew buttonholes. Far easier than I’d thought. The trickiest part was the bias binding around the edge. After having an argument with my sewing machine I ended up attaching one side of the bias binding with the machine then finishing it off by hand. There is a good buggy liner tutorial on the Sew Pony blog that I used as a guide.
Earlier this month we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. Date nights are quite rare for us since the arrival of LB so we let Grandma & Granddad take over the reins for the night and we headed to Melbourne (the original one, not the Australian on) for a night at the fabulous Mileburne. 8 courses for 8 years of marriage. The Mileburne only has 5 tables and one sitting. I’m not a big seafood eater so tasting menus are good at pushing me out of my comfort zone and that night was the first time I’d eaten plaice. I will certainly try it again. My favourite course was parsnip custard with rhubarb crumble topping closely followed by slider.
Don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get a julienne peeler, Monica from Smarter Fitter recommended one to me ages ago. I have microplane graters of various types and a food processor, but sometimes you need a no faff alternative to whip up a small salad. Ignoring its scary looking blade it’s a great for getting raw carrot in LB as unless we cut them thin when in their raw form she struggles to eat them.
My Custard Pie
I’ve been reading Sally’s My Custard Pie blog for many years. I love not only her photography but also enjoy reading about her food filled life in Dubai. She also has a big love for her home turf, the UK, and usually visits once a year.
Rievaulx Abbey was my favourite place we visited during our week in Yorkshire. As we pulled off the main road and drove the steep twisting road down the hidden valley we were greeted by an imposing ruined abbey surrounded by houses made of buff stone matching the abbey. It was as if we’d stepped back in time. We have English Heritage membership and arrived when the abbey opened giving us the peaceful place to ourself for 20 min. While we were there we were also treated to two fly pasts by an RAF Tucano.