Monday, January 14, 2008

Ode to the weekend...


Oh, what it is to not work over a weekend! Good, oh-so good, that's what...:)
Mind you, the slightly sleepy feeling has tripped over into Monday as well - so in addition to doing some work and processing some orders...I have also spent some time flicking through some new magazines - legitimate inspiration, don't you know. ;)

Bought some beautiful Hyacinth bulbs today { white I am told }...and some compost, so will get those planted up soon. Very much looking forward to the scent of spring coming into the house....

Over the weekend I had lunch at my Aunties in Edinburgh - she made the most beautiful Turkish apple cake...imagine bircher muesli as a cake - very dense, sharp yet sweet, chewy...so good, and so unusual! The recipe comes from a brilliant cookery book...David Scott's Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookery..which although is now out of print [or so I think] can still be found second hand on amazon. I am going to make one of these cakes this week [it doesn't have any butter/fat or oil in it...so it makes for perfect breakfast fare with Greek yogurt, or so I imagine!] ...so if anyone wants the recipe, just email me and I will send you through a scan of the page :)

Thanks so much for all your kind words about the new shop launch...and to all you who purchased something! I can now confirm everything is running smoothly...and I am very much enjoying the new set-up. Hope you are too!

Good Monday to you all...

xox

ps - to the lovely lady who introduced herself to me whilst in Fifi and Ally last week...leave me a wee message sometime so I can read your blog {I should have taken a note of it at the time!!} :) It was lovely to meet you.

7 comments:

hazeljoy said...

hey abigail! that cake sounds ace, please will you send me the recipe through. thankyou xx

kelly said...

what a soothing photo...sounds like your weekend was a well deserved relaxed one. the cake sounds amazing. i'm a one cake a week baker + would love to try it out when you have a spare minute to email me. thanks v much in advance! enjoy those monday magazines xxx

Abi said...

Ooh wonderful image!. Im glad you managed to get some time for yourself this weekend. Your new shop is beautiful! love Abi x

movingarden said...

Your new online shop is beautiful! Congratulations and happy 2008!

lisa s said...

i had a restful weekend as well. it's amazing what that does...
the photo is lovely and i'd LOVE to try the recipe!

xo

Katherine said...

Sounds like a good weekend, I've got some nice magazines to read on my journey to Paris this week, and am planning on getting Marie Claire Idees there, plus I;m now in the market for wedding magazines!

Just noticed on your sidebar that you're at The Scottish Gallery, will have a look next time I'm passing, would love to see your jewellery in 'the flesh'.

shari said...

hi a.
of course t and i want the recipe. sounds delicious. i'm finally relaxing after a long day at work. think i will shut down the computer and go to sleep. hugs!