Monday, January 21, 2013

Making things, Fixing things...

This morning the amazing Wonderhub is whirling about fixing things.

He is fixed the coffee maker. I am continually amazed at his ability to fix anything.

And a guitar that he made...

And he is building a screen door for the dining room. I am completely delighted about this! 

He also surprised me with this book, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as a belated Christmas gift. It's a lovely book of vegetable recipes. We made the spiced polenta recipe last night. Every recipe that we've tried so far has been stellar.


A couple of days ago I tried his basic bread dough recipe. I had to look everything up because all the measurements and a lot of the terms were in, well... "British" Now I know what strong flour is bread flour. I can work my way around grams and milliliters. I know that courgettes are zucchini and coriander is cilantro.  The googling was worth the effort because the the dough came out perfect. 

Here's the results.... lovely pizzas.

The American version of this book is available in May 2013. I can't recommend it enough if you like to cook. All the dishes are simple to make and taste amazing.

I designed this textile yesterday. I'm still trying to master the drop repeat. 

Well, I'm off to drink another cup of coffee. I love weekends,



“Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't "try" to do things. You simply "must" do things.”
~  Ray Bradbury


  1. Your Wonderhub is wonderful. We love that Hugh book, and have given it to two vegetarian friends already! :) I love weekends too.. xx

  2. Celia! Hello! Do you have other Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cookbooks? His bread book made me think of you. Any recommendations?
    Hugs, Maz.

  3. Maz, his River Cottage Everyday book is fabulous, and with a bit of vegetarian content, from memory. His television series are absolutely wonderful, if you've never seen them. I passed on the bread book, as it wasn't actually written by Hugh, but I do have his Meat book and the first River Cottage book - both of those are quite meat dense (the Meat book obviously so) and might not suit your tastes. But I think you might enjoy the Everyday one! Here's a link to it:

    Oh, and the Pam Corbin Preserves book (part of the RC range) is absolutely wonderful too! xx