Last night we had a Moroccan dinner feast. Partly inspired by the remainder middle-eastern cookbook I bought last weekend, Diana Henry's Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons -- and partly because I saw beautiful pomegranates in the market and took a gamble that they would be perfect and juicy inside.
Aren't they lovely?
We had roast chicken with sumac, lemon, olive oil and pomegranate seeds; potatoes with garlic, lemon and oregano; grean beans; and sauted red cabbage with fennel. Followed by baked quinces and mascarpone. With lemons in season and ripening daily in the garden, the idea was to start with lemons and work from there. Mmm.
There's been a lot of sewing going on lately, most of it discussed over at Taccolina, but here are a couple of highlights.
Picture postcards made from fabric scraps - no plan, no pattern, just whatever comes to mind at the time...
Colourful sherbet blue-and pink baby quilt, all ready to pop in the post on Monday:
Do you like my glamorous assistant?
There are lots of photos over at Flickr, and sewing chat on the blog.