Saturday, 11 July 2020

flat bread the screen shot version

flat bread.....

Its a nice rainy cloudy day.......we've had about 28mm of rain here mostly over night. Soft and gentle all soaking in........my neighbour rang me to check the directions for the flat bread and I just had to make some too...........and I remembered to take some pics to share with all of you..........
Combine 3/4 cup/ 185ml of milk and 50g butter in a saucepan just until the butter has melted.....don't over heat it.....add 1/2 teaspoon salt........add 2 cups/300g plain flour (all purpose flour)........combine together and turn out onto a floured surface.......knead gently and then you can wrap in plastic and leave it for 30 mins then back onto the floured surface and cut into 4 equal parts. I have not noticed the difference of leaving it or just going straight into cooking the bread.........
this is one ready to roll out...........
My Nan's old rolling pin.........
place into a nonstick pan with a little oil...3/4 heat...watch it start to cook........sometimes small bubbles......
Some times big bubbles.....
this one is now ready to turn....you will see the flat bread has changed a bit..........it only takes a few minutes.....you can use them for wraps........you can keep some uncooked in the fridge for a few days roll out and use baking paper or plastic wrap between each bread.......
cooked ones I kepted in the fridge and ate the next day...few seconds in the microwave and it was great..........none have made it to the freezer but they freeze well I am told.....
so variations
add a dash of minced garlic......that was so delicious.......wish I had remembered that today.......
dairy free use oil and almond milk.......
Gluten free use gluten free flour......

Let me know how you go.........
Catch you later........
Chookyblue.......

Sunday, 5 July 2020

hello.....

Just busy with work..... Nothing exciting...... 
The new chooks are going great and laying heaps of eggs..... The Guinea fowl babies are almost full size..... 

I've been making some flat bread.... Never done it before but it's so easy,  quick and delicious..... Let me know if you want the recipe..... 
finally we've had some great sunsets and colours.....
Stay safe..... 
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue...... 

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Bridget and some dead machines.....

So while we were virtually sewing I had to keep ducking out to feed my new lamb..... Her name is Bridget.... Here she is..... 
Somehow the discussion got to machines and while I have way to many of various ages I did mention I thought I may have 5 lining a path and another one in another garden spot.....well I under estimated..... In one garden there are 3.....and here they are...... 
The one below still has some timber on the bottom.... 
I'll take some photos on the others soon..... But it's not 5 opps..... 
The sunrise was pretty the other morning..... 
I forgot to add a link to Mia.... She joined us the old way creating at home alone then shared a post on her blog........ You can see her post here.... Thanks Mia.... Hope I have not missed anyone else.....
Stay safe.... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue...... 

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Zoom Virtual Chookshed Party

As requested by the girls here is a list of everyone who popped in..........Hope all the links are correct.........Let me know if not....

I've had the best time. It would have been no fun if you didn't join in with me so thank you to all of you for joining in.........Some longer then others but that does not matter.......I was on from 7am until 10pm with a few quick trips out to feed the lamb.....

Award for the earliest starter goes to Sylvia as she got up and joined us 4am her time. 

Last starter Chris who came in after the family had gone. But it sure made for a nice excuse to go back in this morning and hang out with you and the other girls......

It was an interesting challenge working around the time zones but thank you to everyone I really really do appreciate it.........I got lots done compared to some sewing days..........so inspired by all the different things everyone is working on. 

Goodluck with the Choc Chip Biscuits recipe that I shared. 

Thanks to the girls who had cake and a candle...........Corona Virus sure has changed parts of our lives and it was interesting discussing the different "rules" people are living with around the world..........the virus had made us all try new things and I am not sure why we had not thought of this previously and tried this truly virtual sewing day.........BUT I sure will be doing another one so be brave and join us next time we had a lot of fun and it's just like sitting around a table sewing with friends........ok well not quite as good but pretty close second.......

Belgium

           Nadine @ Notes From My Corner

France

           Lin @ St Victor Quilts

UK

Bethan @ Crafting Ramble

Canada

Holly @ Nimble Thimble Stitchery-Do

Chris @ Quilting on the farm

Germany

Sylvia @ Flickenstitchlerei

USA

Gail @ Gail's Place

Raedene @ Thread on the floor

Deana @ Dream Worthy Quilts

Denice @ Denice’s Day

NZ

            Clare @ Quiltlady in Kiwiland

Raewyn @ Stitching Farmgirl

            Lou @ Manxgirl Living and Crafting Downunder

Australia

            Sue @ Kiwikids Page

            Maria @ Life on the Block

            Susan @ Susan's Sewing Space

            Maureen @ no blog

            Judy @ News From Jude

            Narelle @ Pins and Whiskers

            Janice @ Jannimary

            Jo @ ButterZ

            Sonia @ Forever Always Online

Julie @ Simple Stitches

Karen @ Karen’s Corner

Googy  @ GoogyGirl

still zooming.....

Still catching up with a few girls..... Yesterday was a massive zoom marathon..... I'll write more later..... Just back in with a smaller group this morning...... Aust, NZ, USA and Canada.....
Stay safe..... 
Catch you later.... 
Chookyblue..... 

Saturday, 6 June 2020

the party has started.....

The party has started..... Having a great time so far..... Girls popping in and out...... Leave a comment if you want to join us well be here for a long time yet.....
stay safe..... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue..... 

party time....


so are you ready to party..... Just about to grab some breaky and a quick shower then you'll find me on zoom all day...... How cute is this lamb..... 
Some pics from the last few days...... Shearing is all done.... Yippee... I have one poddy lamb to raise that didn't mother up..... 
The moon has been stunning the last few days... 
Winter sure is here..... 
Happy sewing girls..... If you want to join in it's not too late just email me or leave a comment here...... 
Stay safe..... 
Catch you later.... 
Chookyblue...