It was quite a week of produce! All week I have picked tomatoes and I think over the weekend I will make another batch of relish. I have promised to post this recipe so will get to that.
I was given a basket of rhubarb, peaches and plums. Some of this is being eaten as our fresh fruit but some with become other things.
My Dad gave us fresh venison. It is enough for quite a few meals.
I made three dozen sausage rolls. Many went into the freezer.
Lucy gave me four very ripe bananas. I used them plus some left over yoghurt and turned them into two dozen little cakes. I also froze a heap of these.
I had my shopping trip into town. This time I tried the smaller alternative supermarket. It is so much better than the big one! I got several amazing deals. I took my time to learn what they have and where everything is. The meat is much better and cheaper as they have a resident butcher. Just amazingly better! I was really thrilled by this as the main supermarket is really expensive. So sometimes bigger isn't cheaper! It pays to look everywhere!
While in town I went to both op shops (thrift stores) and found the matching fine bone china plates to the cups and saucers I got last week! Someone had just put them in a different place. I got them for 50c each! Also I found a whole bag of sewing bobbins full of different coloured threads for $3.
On the craft front I completed more sets of hand towels and learned two new stitches. I make up a wash cloth while practicing a new stitch.
This one was Cup cake from Attic 24. I can follow her patterns as she explains with photos! They are amazing patterns!
This one was Sultan Stitch which I found on You Tube.
I liked these heaps. I also tried another stitch that just didn't work for me!
I made up some more essential oil gifts. These cosmetic brush pens were about $1.40 each on eBay. They are amazing!
I made one set up as cubicle and nail treatment oil...
And one set as Ultimate Serum...
I posted the recipes for these over in The Tuesday Afternoon Club.
Normally Tuesday next week would be a Tuesday Afternoon Club get together. I think I might have to postpone that as we are travelling that day. I will see how it goes!
We were really lucky to have mild weather. Andy worked on our roof sprinter system and it is almost done. Tomorrow is test it out day!
For me I felt I got such a lot of food put in the freezer that I really feel ahead. I added quite a bit to my pantry and something to my sewing pantry! It is so nice to feel I got ahead in some ways. I felt it was fantastic to find a better place to shop in our local town.
How did you build up your nest, save, get ahead or increase your pantry this week?
I hope it was a good week for you! xxx