At the moment, I am fixing some of the many items I have laying about in my sewing boxes. Some of these items need a pocket or button sewn back on, there are a couple of bras that need new straps or new plastic adjustments and there are also a few wash bags that needs the last seems before they can be put up on etsy.
These past months, I haven’t looked at my sewing boxes, let alone decided to finish all of these projects, but yesterday – it all changed. I feel if I only finish the smaller projects first – I can start with the bigger ones (like my wedding dress), and the more lists I tick off, the happier I will be. Yesterday, I started by finally sewing on a support strip on one of my vintage looking cardigans. I will complete the hand stitches tonight and then finally, I can go to R’s sister A and borrow her sewing machine which makes wonderful button holes. All by itself.
Of course, I have a machine as well, but mine is old which means I have to do most of the job myself. I’m more than capable. But combining a visit to A with making my cardigan nice again is something I’d be more than happy to do!

This tea mug with silicon lid was an excellent present from my friend Claire. I’ve been looking in to mugs like these for a while, wondering if I would actually need one. Now I don’t have to contemplate it as I’ve been given one!

I have such great friends!

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I know it doesn’t look that appetising, but lunch today was great! (These are the leftovers by the way…)

I just chopped up an onion, some garlic, oyster mushrooms/button mushrooms,  chicken breast and fried it all up in a pan.  After a while, I added some cream, ground pepper and a dash of soya sauce and let it simmer whilst I washed and sliced a courgette in thin slices with a potato peeler. I added the courgette when I felt the chicken was almost finished and let it all simmer for a while  and ate it as it was. Delicious!

Love the simple throw-in-everything-you-have-in-the-fridge lunches. They always taste the best!

I need to learn how to take appetising photos of my food…

Me and R have our birthdays straight after each other, him first on the 17th and me on the 18th. Every year I bake a Swedish Princesscake but this year I thought I’d try something different.
As I was given Elana’s cook book “The gluten free almond flour cook book” I thought I’d have a go at one of those recipes and decided on the chocolate cake (recipe here) with marshmallow frosting shown on the cover of the book.

Of course, it didn’t turn out as well as her cake, and next time I might add some apple sauce to the cake for moisture (and for using less agave) and double the amount of frosting (frosting is always well appreciated!). I followed the recipe but only poured in about half of the recommended amount of agave nectar and added a mix of ethyritol and stevia. Unfortunately, I forgot that as I was reducing the wet ingredients, it might become a bit dry – and it did. It was still a nice cake but next time I will definitely add some more liquid, perhaps an extra egg or some apple sauce.

Previously, I’ve tried Elana’s Flourless chocolate banana cake which I turned in to nice sticky muffins and the Banana cupcakes as both R and L refuses to eat bananas as soon as they start to get spotty.
Can’t wait to try more of the biscuit type of recipes to have with tea in the afternoons.