JOANNA'S FOOD: family cooking, from scratch, every day


Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day ....




















My favourite present by a mile was this lovely brooch from Canada, made to raise funds for Aids orphans in Lesotho ... I love those three little girls: Hattie says they are singing Tamla Motown songs, and I think she's right.

A whimsical watering can ran it a close second:
























The sun is shining bright here, I'm off for a walk with my dogs.

PS here are our young, in a whirlwind of present unwrapping:



















And here is Lucius, poaching eggs for the assembled multitude at breakfast this morning:
























Well, this is a food blog, and he's brilliant at it. I can't poach (or boil) an egg to save my life - the secret, I'm told, is vinegar (but I can tell you that if you use red wine vinegar, it turns the eggs a slightly strange colour).

8 comments:

nicisme said...

Merry Christmas Joanna! Looks like you had a great day, love the brooch.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

What a treat, for me that is. I haven't been here for a few days and then I get to see the pics of home (Durham) and then all your lovely Christmas pics. Love the sound of the lemon pots - simple and tasty. Hope you had a super Christmas Joanna, certainly sounds like you did.

Joanna said...

Nici, Amanda, hope you both had lovely holidays .... we had a great time, just wonderful to see everyone

Joanna

Labelga said...

Not only that, also creating a whirl, then dropping the egg in it, and water at near boiling, with dots on the bottom. Ssht, don't tell Lucius you know! Like these blurry pics a lot. Enjoy the holidays, and the buzz, Joanna.

Labelga said...

Not only that, also creating a whirl, then dropping the egg in it, and water at near boiling, with dots on the bottom. Ssht, don't tell Lucius you know! Like these blurry pics a lot. Enjoy the holidays, and the buzz, Joanna.

Antonia said...

I can't poach eggs either Joanna. Or rather, I probably can, but prefer to leave it others more expert than I!!
Very best wishes for the New Year.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Lovely brooch and fun too! Incredible watering can ;)

Jeanne said...

I saw that brooch and thought "!South Africa!" - Lesotho is close enough :) The beadwork from the whole area is fantastic and so detailed. *Love* the watering can!!