Sunday, August 8, 2010

What ya cookin' good lookin'??

Soup!! Last night I attempted making one of Rogers' favourite soup recipes "Minestrone soup". I'm not a big soup fan, but I thought that since the last soup recipe I tried (Pea and Asparagus) turned out to be such a success I thought I'd give this one a go. Plus Rog was feeling a little under the weather and I think soup is always a good pick me up when you're feeling sick!!

I got the recipe from and you can find the recipe here. I think it turned out pretty well, it was really easy to whip up and is packed with veggies which is always a bonus when you want a healthy dinner!!

Also this weekend I spent Saturday out and about with my family at the "Nyngan Ag Expo". This was the first time I've ever made it down to the Expo and was very surprised with the whole day! There were tonnes of exhibitors and people out and about, cattle, sheep, arts and crafts, food and wine... everything that an Ag expo should have!

I had such a great time checking out all of the gorgeous stuff that the Nyngan locals and surrounding townspeople had to offer. Naturally I was really keen to suss out the crafty stuff and made a few purchases and met some great people.

One stall holder I met had some beautiful fabrics, baby clothing, hats, purses aprons (one which I purchased!) and lots more on show! Her stuff was gorgeous and I wanted to buy lots more, you can find her Made-it shop here. I'm keen to make a few more purchases in the near future!
Over-all the day out was a huge success! I'm thinking I might even try and make it back over there next year!

In crochet news, today I'm about to start a new project called the "Puff Stitch Beret". You can find the pattern here or on Ravelry. I LOVE this pattern so much and cant wait to make one of my own! I purchased some gorgeous red Cascades yarn last week at Jellywares to get it started!

I'll up-load some piccies once I get the body of the beret done!
Until then, happy sunday!! :o)

Ellie x


  1. I can't wait to see how this hat looks using this gorgeous red yarn..

    Hugs - Jodie :)

  2. Thanks Jode,
    I had some dramas with the pattern and decided to use another pattern (still a beret), but the colour looks sooo good, I love it! I'll chat to you about the pattern in class and maybe I could use it for another project!


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