My 'New Thing' for this week was to attend a cookery class at a local school. The theme was Turkish Mezze and, having visited Turkey last Summer, I was keen to recreate some of the delicious food we tried there. There were 5 of us in the class, along with the teacher, Oz, and her assistant.
Some of our ingredients:
Turkish Delight, in case we got peckish!
Beautiful Turkish dishes:
Beads to ward off the evil eye whilst we were cooking!
Cacik (pronounced 'jajuk')
Back home I made a quick batch of pitta bread to go with it:
It was delicious and I'll definitely be making these dishes again.
Other things this week include:
Dusting off my bike, 'Bernard'. I think the wicker basket may need a bit of crochet loveliness!
Starting on the ripple blanket for L's birthday:
A quick trip to Oxford to deliver the 'Manley Blanket' for J. There was a 'Geek is Good' exhibition on at the Science Museum - note the glasses on the statues!
Colourful punts, seen from Magdalen Bridge:
Fantastic sock wool made by the West Yorkshire Spinners. They are inspired by British birds. From the top: Pheasant, Owl, Blue Tit and Bullfinch.
We have a pheasant, Fergus (!), who is living in our garden at the moment. The yarn really does produce Fergus in sock form! (See above).
So, naturally, I had to buy a ball. Now I just need to add 'knit a pair of socks' to my list!
Finally, a trip with L to one of our favourite lunch places in Oxford:
Fried tofu with chilli and peanut sauce:
Thai Red Vegetable curry, Green Papaya Salad and Egg Fried Rice - Delicious.