Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
I've been obsessing about them since seeing her New York bakery website. I followed Mari's recipe but found the brownies a little too sweet.
Yesterday I had a trial run using Nigel Slater's 'very good chocolate brownie recipe', and despite using a little too much of the caramel I could tell that this was much more to my liking.
Rose Bakery ginger cake.
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
But this has given me the opportunity to post a few photographs of some absolutely beautiful South African roses which we saw at Few and Far on a recent visit. At £3 per stem, I had to make do with these pictures only!
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
It's a very sweet tale of a lonely puppy who is so large that no one notices him... until one day a little girl does... and they become life long friends.
My collection of these handy little carriers is growing... this one is really lovely quality.
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
It's a fascinating look at the work of the Festival Pattern Group, a collaboration between scientists and manufacturers for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The project was conceived by Dr Helen Megaw, a leading crystallographer, and made possible by the Council of Industrial Design.
X-ray crystallography was one of the most exciting branches of post-war science and by studying X-ray diffraction photographs of crystals, scientists could calculate the arrangement of atoms within molecules. The resulting diagrams of atomic structures provided the inspiration for the Festival Pattern Group who created wonderful patterns which were used in a number of ways for the Festival of Britain.
If you're not able to visit this wonderful (and FREE) exhibition yourself, I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of the catalogue. It's worth every single one of twenty shiny golden pound coins...
Image 1 & 2Wellcome Collection
Sunday, 15 June 2008
The Lonesome Puppy is going to make a great addition to my book collection...