Harissa, as I’m sure you know, is a North African hot chilli paste used as an ingredient in, for example, tagines; for flavouring soups and vegetables, and as a condiment. You can buy it in tins and tubes, much like
Here’s some of the things I did this week. I blogged … I bought some spray satin varnish in a sale in Evans. I was a little concerned that the gouache that I had used to paint on pebbles might
Mining it. Sometimes my mind buzzes extra hard with ideas and I feel a massive surge of creative energy. When that happens, if I have the time, I try to run with it for as long as I can. The
As I want to use that wooden spoon, I treated it with stuff called Tung Oil. It’s non toxic and doesn’t go rancid like other oils. Here’s the spoon, Tunged, so to speak. The oil brings out the grain in
I ordered this last week and it arrived by post a few days ago. It’s a carving axe. And it’s amazingly, scarily sharp. So I thought I’d give it a road test this afternoon. I had some wood from my
This morning I’ve been thinking about how the creative process sometimes works during a day. Let me just preface this by saying that yesterday was the third twelve hour working day on the trot. Not really ideal, and not intentional.
I ate one and, as is customary, loved it. The latest edition of the breakfast blog is here.
Yesterday morning, Christine and I breakfasted in Cinnamon in Ranelagh. It was an expensive but unexceptional breakfast. You can read about it here. Today’s creative efforts included writing that blog, playing the ukulele and practicing some strokes with the Chinese
Made it. Ate it. Blogged about it.
Christine and I ate breakfast yesterday in place called Foam in Terenure. I blogged about it here.
Yesterday was busy: preparing, cooking, eating, drinking, playing games, walking, crashing out. Not much time for creativity. Stretching the point, though, I suppose I tried a few new things in the kitchen. The red cabbage recipe was a new one
The latest entry in thebreakfastblog.ie.
For my breakfast blog, I visited the Cracked Nut on Camden Street on Friday, had a breakfast burrito, and blogged about it here. Yum.
Not a carving this time. A new entry in thebreakfastblog: Wooden Spoon, Blackrock. Tasty.