Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We have snow here in Durham (UK) at the moment, which I love. and It reminds me of happy times skiing in Europe as a child: at midnight, fireworks let off in Alpine villages were wonderfully effective; the colours lit up the white peaks and the sound reverberated around the valley. I drew on those memories to do the watercolour painting above, … Continue reading Happy New Year!

A (vintage) recipe for meringues

As it is now close to the festive season, I am going to share a recipe in this week’s blog post. (There is a textile connection too.) First, here’s the recipe: Meringues Whisk the whites of 2 eggs till they are very stiff. Add gradually a quarter pound of very fine castor sugar and continue to whisk until the mixture stands alone. Dip a tablespoon … Continue reading A (vintage) recipe for meringues