Saturday, April 05, 2008

domestic saturday

As a balance to the last two messy tuesdays posts, here is one based on a day of domesticity. Though I dare say you can spot some mess at the back of a few of the shots. The day started with a shower, a bit of a tidy of the kitchen and a check of jobs.ac.uk, followed by a lengthy deconstruction of pantomime cross-dressing over brunch at a local cafe with Marcus. He pottered off to the football, and I picked up some groceries on the way home. I only went in for bread flour, but there was a special offer on frozen raspberries.

making jam

So now we have 9 jars of jam. I do like raspberry jam. While doing the washing up, I found an Agatha Christie on the BBC7 iplayer. I not only know whodunit, but could virtually recite the script verbatim, but Miss Marple is one of my favourite guilty pleasures. This one even starts with a knitting; a dropped stitch and skein of blue wool to be exact. So, during the rest of the radio play there was a bit of knitting from me. Socks, using 'magic-magic loop' of two-on-one-needle, I'm making the pattern up as I go.

socks wip

Then some baking. Kirsty and I, in a moment of whimsy earlier in the week resolved to make a cake in celebration of the return of Dr Who, challenging ourselves to include ingredients starting with the letters d, r, w, h and o. So, a carrot cake with dates, raisins, wholemeal flour, honey and the juice of an orange. We baked it in a loaf tin and covered it in blue icing, full results here. We made up a couple of mini-muffins with the leftover mix, TARDIS door-knobs?

leftover cakes

After that little excursion into geekery (unusual for either of us), we completed the day in relative elegance with some pre-dinner cocktails. Because one should always keep a bottle of cava and some cassies on hand. Take that Nigella.

Tomorrow, I work. Marking exams.

10 comments:

Pig wot flies said...

I like the socks. Although they look a little intestinal. Is all that Horrible Science starting to creep into your knitting?

Lara said...

oooh sounds like a perfect day - it is all domestic this end as well. I always mean to listen to Radio 7 more because it has such hidden gems on it. It has a programme on Dr Who later on today. I really enjoyed the return of the lovely doctor,thought the script was really funny and Catherine Tate not as irritating as I feared. (There was a discussion on the f-word about how refreshing it is to have an older companion that I thought was quite interesting...)

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I love your Dr Who cake idea - I'm really into the new series as well, albeit on DVD and I'm an entire season behind. But I lurve David Tennant.

Lola and Ava said...

I have to wait about another week or so here in the States for this season of Doctor Who to air, which completely beats last season's three month wait. Interesting take on the cake . . . the blue frosting gave me pause for concern.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

The kirs were a very chic touch indeed!

S said...

Tasty-looking, yes, but where are the edible ball bearings? :)

Katie said...

that blue icing is freaking me out

(sure its de-lish though)

Purls said...

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