I now know how to make pasta.

This is a dangerous skill, for my waistline I mean. Especially when I make pasta and then serve it with butter over the top.

Hop on over to You Make Me Swoon for todays recipe.

It is really very good and I learnt it at The Square Food Foundation which is also very good and doing great things for food in Bristol. Go check them out.

So I have some news…

I have decided to consolidate my blogs, I am moving Full as an Egg over to Swoon as a regular blog post.

I have not decided what to do with this address so for now I am going to re-post while I decide as I have quite a few subscribers here, any suggestions?

Pop over to Swoon today for a great quick and easy spaghetti recipe… 

Sweet Potato Cream Pasta with Kale and Bacon

We are painting…

September 6, 2012

Everything has been moved out, my Father in Law the painting machine has come to stay and by Friday we should be able to cook.

Hmmmm I think next year it’s the poor neglected gardens turn. Like our new shed?

 

Monday was all about the preparation…

 

Then we painted like crazy!

 

I have no idea how we would have got this done without him…

This was last night… the kitchen and dining room are done.

 

And I was able to get the new toaster and kettle out…

Which I was way too excited about.

It’s all looking a bit too tasteful right now though so I am looking forward to getting our things in there and art on the walls so it’s more ‘us’ and lived in.

Still a way to go but at least we can use it now, I have loved cooking up a storm this week; A Mexican feast, steak and chips, omelette’s plus an amazing breakfast idea I’ll share with you tomorrow…

Biggie is slowly coming to terms with it all.

Can’t Cook…

August 31, 2012

Do you want to see the reason I cannot cook right now?

I feel like I need to show you…

The early stages were easy… we still had a fully functioning kitchen it was just messy. I look back on those days with fondness now… how easy it was when we could still have a glass of water or a cup of tea!

We knocked a few walls down and a new french door hole got made from a window frame and some beautiful reclaimed wood went down as our new floor.

  

More recently we got our new lights up… so excited for these.

 

The paint saga has been going since before even the walls came down… and is still going.

But in the past week the real work began… after a lovely anniversary breakfast this happened…

 So in the past week we haven’t cooked once… we have however learnt our local Thai takeaway menu by heart and become buddies with the waitress.

As of last night worktops have started to go in and although progress is slow (due to our choice of huge oak pieces for our tops) we will be there soon…

The future dining room…

 The future kitchen…

That long worktop is insane… so glad we went for it.

 

You never know I might actually be able to cook next week.

So excited about this.

Happy Monday!

August 27, 2012

Have a great bank holiday… I hope you all have big breakfasts planned.

It’s our wedding anniversary… so I do :)

Then dinner out.

Cannot wait.

Happy Friday!

August 24, 2012

Friday is here!

It’s been a whirlwind week… I have no idea where it’s gone.

Tonight I have a Pilates class and a bit of admin work for my wedding job to do but as it’s Friday night I need to make that okay so I am thinking Mexican food, wine and a movie I had seen a hundred times so I am not too distracted…

Maybe a recipe from Liberty London Girl who has a couple of Mexican type bowls on her blog I have been wanting to make for ever, and neither require much work, which is good as my kitchen is a building site!

Maybe this bowl or this dip and some tortillas.

Bring on 5pm.

I’ll be back next week with my LAST TWO honeymoon recommendations from San Francisco and then hopefully it won’t be long until the kitchen is finished and apart from painting and decorating I’ll be free to cook again.

So excited.

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Beerd, Bristol

August 6, 2012

I like Beerd. A lot.

I liked everything about it, the menu, the staff (so lovely), the bar, the furniture.

It’s so colourful in here…

I love Tolix chairs… took all my willpower not to try to leave with one. They are what I want for our garden one day.

And they have booths (kind of)… my favourite.

But anyway enough about the furniture… the pizza and beer are worth the trip too…

They have a changing selection of craft beers, more than just Bath Ales, so they should always be something  new.

In fact the bar snacks and drinks are worth the trip alone, if I had my way we have just ordered all of these…

We did have to order the onion rings after spotting them arrive at another table… they were so good, you have to promise to get them too okay?

And pizza, the reason we were here, it’s my husband’s favourite… he picked Salami and Roasted Chilli and I Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil.

They were proper. Mine was so rich and I wished I had given up earlier because our great waitress wrapped the last piece up for me to take home.

Cold pizza for breakfast rocks.

I highly recommend the Mozzarella pizza. It was delicious.

Goes without saying I think you should visit… and the staff really are great, friendly, attentive and knowledgable.

Beerd – St Michael’s Hill, Bristol