Posted: November 23, 2011
I popped into the British Heart Foundation shop yesterday & picked this little lot up for £11! Bargain!
The Water Babies was one of my favourite films when I was a child but I’ve never read the book.
An illustrated version of The Twits by Roald Dahl? Yes please!
The RSPB book of birds is lovely and will come in very useful as I can now practise drawing birds realistically.
Cider With Rosie I read at school and remember really enjoying it so when I spotted this copy for £1 I couldn’t leave it sat on the shelf!
The McCalls Sewing book literally has everything you need to know in it! Plus some rather adorable illustrations which of course I’m going to have a go at drawing myself.
Last but not least is the General Science book first printed in 1937 and reprinted in 1938. I’m fairly certain that a few of the scientific theories in here are now deemed incorrect but it has some beautiful illustrations in it so I thought it was worth it’s £3 price tag. It even has exam questions in the back!
The carrot illustration I’ve done from the General Science book. I’m sure when they printed it over 70 years ago this isn’t quite what they had in mind but at least I’m still learning something!
Hugs, Caz x
PS. If you’re on the hunt for Christmas decorations the British Heart Foundation shops are selling some quite adorable (new) ornaments this year!
Posted: September 3, 2011
At work today I had the most amazing flash-cooked yellow & green courgettes. Absolutely delicious! I also got quite excited about seeing a Borlotti bean pod for the first time! They are actually quite pretty… & the beans themselves are all shiny & smooth. I’ll try & take some photographs & share them with you.
I love these food-related illustrations by Claudia Pearson. If I owned my own house I think they’d look great framed & hanging up in the kitchen.
This picture on the Howies website made me giggle.. the carrot is huge!
You will need…
*courgettes (green & yellow preferably!)
*a fresh chilli
1. Thinly slice the chilli pepper, removing any seeds. Thinly slice the garlic (use as much or as little as you like with both) & slice the courgettes.
2. Heat a glug or two of olive up in the pan, get it nice & hot & then drop in all of your ingredients. Be careful not to burn yourself!
3. Cook for approximately two-three minutes & then remove from the heat & serve.
So simple & so yummy!
Happy Saturday 🙂