Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cook a l'orange

My little collection of orange cast iron cookware has a couple of new additions...

A gorgeous vintage Le Creuset casserole - I use it for making sauces :-)

And this lovely little Le Creuset casserole, in mint condition, perfect for making pies...

Happily sitting with its big brother :-)

A little recap on my other pieces...

Now please excuse me while I squeal with excitement!!! My Dad is arriving from Ireland tomorrow!!! My boys have lots of fun planned for Grandad - swimming races, light saber battles, picnics... I hope he's well rested when he arrives ;-)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day :-) It's been years since my man and I celebrated the day of love, romance and all that! We both think it's a lot of commercial nonsense to be honest (although it took a few years of sending me red roses, chocolates and giant teddies for my hubbie to admit this - false advertising on his part? ;-)

Anyway, this year for some reason I decided to have a little bit of fun with Valentine's, hiding chocolate hearts in my boys' lunch boxes (including my hubbie) and decorating the dinner table with valentine balloons and glittery hearts, surrounded by which we enjoyed a yummy Indian takeaway and a bottle of wine followed by the most delicious little chocolate cake my lovely man brought home, all in all a very lovely evening :-)

Pictured here are a recent Etsy purchase I thought was fitting for the day, I love this set of clay hearts, beautifully glazed, they were on a recent Etsy treasury and I couldn't resist them and bought them straight away! Ah l'amour :-)