Saturday 11 June 2011

Return from the time warp!

~creeps in with a snigger~

Hi there its me again! Yup the time thieves have been here again! Pesky things sneaked in and stole loads of time and I never noticed....well hardly..... er OK I did but I've had a mixture of being busy/poorly/busy/poorly and well that just whipped the time away from me. Oh and the God awful weather doesn't exactly help does it? I mean what month is it? Its like April! Sun one second and then a torrential downpour.... then more of the same. Its been so cold too - my poor old joints don't like it one bit :(( I feel like a creaky door and I swear I can hear my joints creak!

So enough moaning, unless you want more? I can moan real good..... OK enough then. I thought I show you a couple of pics of something I made the other day. Pork ribs - my word I have to say they were absolutely delicious! First of all I put them in a roasting tin and put about an inch of water in and covered with foil. Into a slow oven - 160c for just over and hour. This way the sort of steam slowly. While they were doing that I made a glaze. In a bowl 2 tablespoons of honey, same of mustard, dash of Worcestershire sauce, two glugs of balsamic vinegar and a good squirt of tomato ketchup and then a teaspoon each of ground cumin and coriander. Mix together and then brush liberally over your ribs... pork ribs that is. Return to the oven and turn up to 180c for about another half hour. You can brush the glaze on as much as you like. When the ribs are tender they're done.

Then they look like this - they are absolutely delicious! The OM said they were the best he'd ever had! Even in the States! Trust me from him that's high praise indeedy ;))

Now I made these little babies the other day.... these are blueberry crumble tarts. Pastry, a spot of jam, fresh blueberries and some crunchy crumble on top. Were they nice? They were absolutely gorgeous!

I'm sorry if I've made you hungry....

So enough food I'll show you the card I made for the new challenge at Totally Gorjuss This week we want to see flowers on your entries. So I inked up this sweet little Tilda and broke into the new basic grey Hopscotch pad. these colours are a new thing for me.... took me ages to decide what colour papers to use as a backing and what colour to use for her dress! Take me away from my usual shades and I'm all a dither - haha!

Over at Just Magnolia and hAnglar sTanglar they have a sketch and flowers challenge. So I've entered this into that too - I'm not sure if I've 'over-tweaked' the sketch though!

Then I discovered I didn't have the exact colour flowers I wanted..... by then it was almost all stuck together so I improvised. I think it kind of looks OK..... I echoed the butterfly on Tildas hand with this Martha Stewart butterfly border punch.

My close up.... now I do have an arty shot...... Blogger doesn't like it and will not let me load it! How dare he? Very easily it seems ;)) Oh this week the challenge is sponsored by Crafters Companion - some lucky person gets £10 to spend - good huh?


tracy said...

cooking looks lovely net. i love your card-liking the butterflies down the side:)

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kaz said...

yum yum yum!
Fab card too x

Traceyr said...

Yes Net you are making me hungry and I've just eaten my dinner haha.

Love the card and need to see the arty shot! hahaha.


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These are really delightful colourful treats and photographs. I also like to add mint and chestnut, strawberries and cream, vanilla and salted caramel, too delicious.

Business transformation said...

Delicious and really awesome food and decoration also awesome. So beautiful food and also your card-liking the butterflies down the side is spectacular.