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Jolie is a knitting and homeware shop run by Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor. If you are interested in anything you see on this blog or would like to learn to knit or crochet please call us at the shop on 01438 861 717. We are open between 10am and 4pm Mon - Sat. To view our website, click on http link below.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Wet weekend

A domesticated bank holiday weekend. The weather was so blustery I stayed indoors and finished off a few stray projects. Spent all of Sunday in clouds of flour, filling the kitchen with the smell of baking. I made some bread, then opened Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache, a beautiful book of cakes by Harry (Harriet) Eastwood (reccommended by Beryl) and was inspired to have a go.
The recipes are unusual in that most of them include vegetables....like carrot cake, but instead use pumpkin, potato, butternut squash, even beetroot. I tried some fruit scones - with grated courgette. They were delicious with strawberry jam and were snaffled up immediately by my unsuspecting family who had no idea they had been anywhere near a courgette! The pictures in this book are delightful - if you don't like cooking you can just stroke them instead.

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