Sibol squares

When not cooking or ironing school uniforms, I’ve been making squares for SIBOL. This is a group of international crafters who are co-ordinated by Sue to produce squares for lap blankets given out to elderly in care homes.

Here’s some I’ve done. It’s been fun because it’s so challenging but I do feel guilty as I should be working on a waistcoat for my mother in law.

I’m not sure when I’ll start the MIL’s waistcoat as there is a new challenge that SIBOL has which is to make daffodil squares for the Marie Curie Cancer Trust. And I plan to make loads and in between, I’ll be doing a few butterflies too. If you have a bit of yarn around, why not pick up your hooks or needles and get making. It’s for a good cause.


Shakshuka with home made rye bread

I’ve been a lazy old thing about updating my blogs. It takes quite a bit of time for me to write posts and lately, I’ve been busy with a new bread making course, a “Get Cooking” course run by West Lothian Council and with my kiddo going off to primary school. I have been cooking but just not updating here. But this recipe was just so very delicious that I have to write it up.

I got the Shakshuka recipe from the excellent A Wee Bit of Cooking blog which is about Scottish food. It is a Mid-Eastern dish. And it’s gorgeous. I made mine with cumin seeds and used the cherry tomatoes. Initially we thought it would not be enough but with the home made caraway rye bread I had learnt to do in last weeks baking lesson, it was very filling. We could have easily eaten more though as it was delicious..have I mentioned that? Needless to say, I’ll be making it again very soon. Who knows, I might even persuade kiddo to have some.