Annie's Ramblings 11th March 2021 - Bunnies, Bear eyes and Blackbirds
Hi there. As the farmers are busy getting in the last of the harvest the leaves are starting to change colour, the acorns are pinging onto the roof of the workshop and we will soon be changing the clocks back for the end of daylight saving time (April 4).
Time to think about all those sewing projects you are going to get done over the winter? There is certainly no shortage of things to do whether it is cross stitch, embroidery, applique, and patchwork, rug making or sewing yourself a new outfit.
At Annie’s we pretty much have what you need to get the job done. You just need to add that magic ingredient of time, which is all about making the things that you enjoy doing a priority.
Anyway...hopping right along, these gorgeous bunny fabrics have just arrived ($32.00 pm). The range is called Midsummer from Windham Fabrics. These are cute, but not too cute with a sort of “Watership Down” look to them and would make a gorgeous quilt or bag for someone special. Fat quarter ($48.00) and 1/8th packs ($24.00) are also available.
Also just arrived in...heaps of teddy bear eye buttons in varying sizes, applique paper, batting tape, notions and a couple of new cross stitch patterns from Blackbird Designs.
I am also putting the plans in place for our Annual Akaroa Retreat staying at the Akaroa Village Inn, so put a ring around the 16-18 July on the calendar and let us know if you would like to join us for a relaxing stitching weekend with great food, good company and a few laughs along the way. More details to come.
Now...on to the recipe. A fresh and tasty meal that you can make in a hurry. Left over roast pork or chicken can also be substituted for the pork fillet/steak and if you need the meal to go a little further, toss in some noodles!
Pork with Asian Slaw
- 500 g pork fillet
- Carrot, red onion, bean sprouts, snow peas, cabbage, fresh coriander, fresh red chilli, fresh ginger
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tsps soy sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
Prepare the vegetables, herbs and ginger slicing finely and setting aside while you cook the pork.
Heat the oil in a pan and cook the pork for 2-3 minutes until just cooked through. Rest for 5 minutes and then slice across the grain.
Combine all the ingredients for the dressing and then toss the salad, meat and dressing to combine.
A squeeze of fresh lime juice just before serving will add an extra zing!
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