Do,do,do the funky Trevalla!!
It's all Greek to me......

It may be rice wine to you, but it's saki-to-me!!


I found my sock wool, so I can knit some socks : no hard decisions about wool or cotton for the Lucky!! I can just knit socks. I have Opal Lollipop wool and I am    knitting some short socks without the lacy


pattern I think. The wool I have is the far right on the top row #1011. I have cast on in rib and, apparently, I have always done a cable cast on without knowing!!!  I could get quite a lot of a sock knitted today, as we have been for a walk and I am not going out all day today. I am knitting on 2.75 mm, not sure if this is right, but I have 4 of them and that’s enough to start as far as I’m concerned.

I think I want to knit the Lucky Clover wrap around cardigan in green ( surprise, surprise), maybe light lime?? I will have to see what the wool shop has I suppose........

Lucky_clover_cardigan Aunty Captain Mrs Archer really likes her jumper and there has been much prancing about in the aforementioned garment!! Photos have been taken and I will post them as soon as she emails them to me – this is not a hurry up, just she has to download from the camera, upload and email to me.

I made a very lemony tart and raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake.  I also made some small lemon tartlets, topped them with cream and a circle of strawberry and a generous dusting of icing sugar. Very yummy indeed.

I will take the Labradors for a walk tomorrow as I am going to the Dentist at 10 am on Tuesday and then maybe to meet the knitting people and then to help Alex with positive and negative numbers: the algorithm rules for the four basic operations, you know how when you subtract a negative number you add it on, and multiplying a positive and a negative always gives a negative??? Well it does!!!

Very Lemony Tartlets

  • Shortcrust pastry

  • 1 egg

  • 50 g caster sugar

  • grated zest and juice of a medium lemon

  • 50 ml cream

  • 3 or 4 strawberries

  • icing sugar

  • extra cream

You need to cut out 12 circles of pastry to fit a 12 hole greased patty pan tin. Prick them all over with a fork, ease into holes and bake for 15-20 minutes at

200 C ( 180 ff) Cool slightly, lower oven temperature to 160 C ( 140 ff).

Whisk egg and sugar and then add lemon zest and juice and cream.  Spoon carefully into pastry cases and bake for about 15 minutes more. The filling should be just set.  Cool in tin.

To decorate, top with a teaspoon full of cream, a circular cross-section of strawberry and a generous dredging of icing sugar. These are so delicious I could have eaten two after lunch!!!



OOooooo I saw some sock wool at the wool shop .... and the clever thing about it is that when you knit it up, it turns out like a fair isle pattern. Yes I'd like to try that.

The comments to this entry are closed.