Thursday, February 24, 2011


OK, OK, I'll tell you how I made my dessert!
Heat 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp sugar in a pan, for about 5mn until starting to get brown.
Take away from the heat and drip the slices of pineapple. I had 6 thin slices of fresh pineapple.
Put two slices in each oven dish (individual ones), with a little bit of caramel.
Then I took one sheet of filo, fold in 4, and covered the pineapple with it, sliding the edges of the filo sheet under the pineaplle.
30 mn in the oven, until brown.
Like Neki, I'd be tempted to add a little dab of rum.
The true recipe goes with puff dough (ready made) and they suggest you eat them with some ice cream.

Look at my flap jack plant...
I wonder what happens next. Is it going to die?

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello to all,

Thanks for visiting my blog, it always make my week!
It has been a rather quiet week as far as textile is concerned. I'm a bit overloaded with work and a bit lazy when I come home. Besides, I decided this week was a "me" week, with an appointment for a manicure, another with the hair dresser. And since I was getting obsessed with my work, I have decided to go and see a movie once a week, whatever they are playing, just to change my mind.
This week, I went to see Holy Rollers. In French "Jewish Connection" (yes, the French title is in English), certainly in relation with "French Connection" :-). Amazing to see that a loving and caring family, a good education are not enough to keep a young man in the right path.
Yesterday, the weather was nice, blue sky and mild temperatures, ideal to go on with gardening. I'm still into cleaning, it is a bit boring and tiring, but I know I'll be glad to have done it. And it starts to show. I even found a small almond tree I did not plant, that was developing under the wicked rose. It is blooming right now, as if it was happy I have freed him from the wicked rose. And look at the dwarf jonquils.

Sunday is the day when I do most of the cooking for the week. I'm a weight watcher and love my food. So I try to make it fun and keep it light. My dessert for today will be a pineapple tatin, made from fresh pineapple, dropped in sugar/butter caramel, and filo dough. They look good, don't they? Let's hope they taste the same.
I wish you all a good week take care!

Giveaway at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Go and visit Confessions of a Fabric Addict  who is giving away two patterns of Chasing Cottons. I'm sure you'll enjoy both visits.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Thank you ladies for your comments. I'm always so happy to read them.
Nikkipolani, the embroidered part is about 15cmx15cm.

Magpie and Sarah, I'm glad you liked The King's Speech too.
This week, I went to see Black Swan. Another atmosphere indeed...

The weather has been nice yesterday again. I did a lot of cleaning. Now I have to get rid of the wastes. Among them, a wicked, mean, running rose. With stem several meters long. And since I don't have a direct access from most of my garden to the street, without going though my house, I'm not that thrilled. Let's hope the weather remains my friend, and I can use the chopper next weekend. And take my revenge on that rose (for the moment, my arms and fingers are rather bloody...).

To end on a nicer note:
Viola odorata, they seem to like the front garden and welcome me with their scent.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora. This is the first time I have one, and find it so funny.

I wish you a wondeful week!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Here it is!

In fact, it is finished since Thursday night, but the weather was gorgeous this weekend, and I did a lot of cleaning in the garden. Then it was time to go back to work...
Just like now, by the way.
Take care and have a wonderful week.

PS: if you can, go and see The King's Speech...
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Roses not yet fully in bloom

but they will soon be!

This weekend I had hopes to finish it, but well, I had a book to finish too...
And a scarf to finish too.
I'd love to work on the last rows tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

Thank you for your comments on the mittens. Amandine told me to keep them for her, until her next visit. I don't know how cold it is in Spain, but here, it is cold again. And in the North of France, even more. But nothing to compare with the snow some of you are experiencing right now, nor with the cyclone hitting Australia! My thoughts go to all of you under bad weather.
Take good care!
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