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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Warm and cosy!

I know that's not the kind of title you'd expect to read on an English post today. It's so hot that it's driven us in from the garden to sit in the living room (coolest room) with the fan blowing and windows thrown wide open... phew...

The subject, or object of my warm and cosy title, is my ipod. My darling son bought it as a christmas present, and though I'm still a bit technically challenged by all the functions and fizzimygigs, I do rather like to listen to my music while washing up or doing a bit of crochet.

I keep it on a little tray next to me with all my other clutter and bits, so worry it may get scratched. Last night I made a cosy little case for it.




I used a nice pretty chunky wooden button and sewed some lace on the flap just because :)




What's everyone eating in this hot weather? None of us are very hungry and we seem to be mainly eating salads.

Last night I thought I'd brave the heat (I know I'm a wimp, a limp wimp in this heat) and use the oven to make some cracked potatoes.


New potatoes boiled then placed on a baking tray. I 'crack' them by gently putting pressure on the back of a spoon.



Lots of chopped red onion and cherry tomatoes.


Nice hunky chunks of mushroom.


Hubby squishing a few cloves of garlic for me.



I like to sprinkle some coarse salt, black pepper and olive oil over it before popping in the oven.




It's a really easy and super tasty supper.

Take care
xxx

24 comments:

  1. The little crocheted ipod case will be just the job!
    Gorgeous food too, we are mainly eating salads but yours certainly looks delicious

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  2. ~ ooh Cheryl I have just made those tatties for tea too! They are really delish! I was rather worried with your title here, but am pleased to say, that 's a pretty splendid little cosy coat for your iPod! Big summery hugs to you....Maria x

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  3. It's a very smartly dressed ipod you have there - should keep it pristine. Your supper looks very tasty. Must have a try at that.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  4. love your ipod cover especially the lace and the button. Supper looks yummy, ali

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  5. I love your case, it's so cute! The button is really pretty. Your dinner looks delicious!

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  6. A perfect dinner for this hot weather,. Jx

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  7. Yum yum yum, those cracked potatoes look delish, I shall definitely remember that recipe. I love your little iPod case. I'm still using a cd player to listen to music, shows I'm more technically challenged than you are.

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  8. Oooh now I've never 'cracked' a potato before - there's a thing - it looks like a fab supper! Love the iPod case x Jane

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  9. Oooo! I want to come over for some of those potatoes.. alas the flight would be rather long. :)

    Your case is wonderful! I love it.

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  10. Yum scrum... love those cracked potatoes! : ) You are very clever with the crafts, too.

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  11. Just discovered your great blog and totally in love with your dogs (is one of them a Tibetan spaniel?). Looking forward to reading all your archives...XX

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  12. Lovely iPod cover Cheryl - well done - and what a gorgeous button!
    Your supper looks very tasty - what a good idea, must try that soon!
    Speaking of the heat - here in Ausieland during the summer we open everything up in the mornings to let the (sometimes) cooler air through the house then close everything down as soon as the heat starts to arrive - this keeps the house cooler, for with consistent daily high temperatures our homes gradually heat up and take a lot of cooling down! Of course we are in winter now and we are now trying to keep warm!
    Joy x

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  13. Cute ipod cover. THose potatoes look yummy. I'll have to give that a try sometime. We've been eating a lot of salads, and cold pasta salads. My husbands favorite is canned tuna (I use two or three), jar of chopped olives, celery (as much as you want), and shell or rotini pasta. Cook the pasta, drain, put in bowl, add the other ingredients and mayo to taste. Put in fridge. It's good to serve with muffins as a side dish. Quick and easy dinners are best for summer.

    Cindy Bee

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  14. The cosy is really cute - love that button! Your tray bake looks very tasty too. We've been eating mostly salads and i did one with roasted vegetables at the weekend scattered with goats cheese. Whatever we eat it usually has a courgette in it - the plant is in overdrive! x

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  15. Very cute case and the button is lovely. Your supper looks delicious....I'm don't brave using the oven much in summer either but that tray looks like it was worth it :) xoxox

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  16. Those veggies look delicious - I will be trying them out this week! And the cosy is very cute! xx

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  17. Brilliant cosy case, and that button is so pretty :)

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  18. Your little iPod cosy is very cute.
    M x

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  19. Oh, those cracked potatoes look good. I'm not feeling very inspired in the kitchen lately, it's too hot! Love your ipod cosy, that button and lace trim really sets it off. x

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  20. Those cracked potatoes look delish! Love your cute cosy too!
    Thanks for popping by my blog!
    Rachel x

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  21. Love your little cosy, so cute!

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  22. Thank you so much for popping into Chalkys and leaving a lovely comment about the edible William. I am definitely going to try those potatoes. They look delicious x

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  23. oooh! that is a phone case to be jealous of... and I am that woman. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/horray-patch-cushion.html

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  24. Oooh, I must try it! Looks so yummy! BTW, I hope you have received, or will soon, that little something I shipped to you.

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