This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009...and a Country Market!!!

Here we are...Easter all over for another year. What a lovely family/catch up time we have had...To start the Break...free range eggs dyed with onion skin to enjoy on Easter Sunday morning...of course with the obligatory chocolate ones as well...
Good Friday traditional fish dinner...bream and a lemon potato salad...

Purchased this little kit after visting our local Country Markets...had some fab shots from there too...greeted by camels...one of the most biggest trees in width that I have ever seen but unfortunately the computer wasn't co-operating in the downloading of these from my phone...I have spent hours trying to figure it out but to no avail. Will post them up when I finally figure it all out...
From the markets...a lovely lady had a patchwork stall full of lovely little bags, table runners, quilts...she must've sewn for weeks for this. The markets had record stall holders...125 in all...the biggest for 25 years!!! I purchased a little arm chair caddy...

and a cute little stitchery bag to put threads, supplies in...whatever for the current project!!!

A few years ago now...I read this book ~A Fortunate Life~ by A.B. Facey...
One of the best books I have ever read...
A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie Goldfields (Western Australia)...he went droving in the North-West at 14, hammered almost every spike on one rail of the Merredin to Wickepin Railway Line at 18...travelled around Australia in a Boxing Troupe at 19...He was in the Eleventh Battalion at the Gallipoli Landing....
A Fortunate Life is a personal account of great poignancy, humour and humanity...This book I'm sure would be a classic in Australian writing...
~The remarkable life of an ordinary Australian~
Couldn't resist the hand made soaps...makes the linen cupboard smell divine...

Sat under the vines and had morning tea...

and caught up with Natima...whom I met about 6 years ago. At that time we were both country gals...now she is a city gal...and I'm a coastal gal!!! Hope we can do this again soon Nat!!!

Came across a horse and buggy. Perfect weather for this Easter 2009. I hope you all enjoyed your Break as well.



And I couldn't resist this...here is a pic of Lyle in my Cookery Class. He just reminds me so much of our Curtis Stone...currently in America...and I'm not the first one to point this out to him.


And the real Curtis...photo from Australian Delicious magazine.
I'm on a break now from my classes for 2 weeks...still cooking at the TAFE Restaurant and have started My Dolce Vita to post up all the meals that we are making there...
Have a lovely week everyone...Dzintra♥

13 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Dzntra, so much happening at you place! Great photo's to see what is happening around you (O: I love the project you made. That was a fast one! And your purchased goodies all look very good too! So nice to see you together with your friend! Have a lovely week.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

How pretty the onion skin dyed eggs are.

And how pretty you are too!

I'm sure you're counting the days till the 'Twilight' DVD comes. And I don't know about the black calico bag, but it sounds delicious.

And I guess I didn't know that any of the men at Gallipoli, made it out alive. Silly of me, I suppose. But all I know of the tragic Gallipoli landing, is the early film made by Mel Gibson. Such a tragic day... When your country's Day of Remembrance comes, I always know what you are remembering...

And to close on a happier note, your blog look is soooo pretty. So softly pretty. And I'm always a *sucker* for soft and pretty!!! :-)

'Aunt Amelia'

Mildred said...

Dzintra, This is just a delightful post. I always feel as if I have sat down for a visit with you after reading your post and viewing your pictures. I think that armchair caddy is perfect! Oh, and the book looks wonderful too. That is a beautiful picture of you and you friend - what a treasure. Blessings to you this day.

Micki said...

I loved the post! Such a lovely account of all of your events. The travel case turned out beautiful, and it was great to see the two of you toasting me. I will have to check out that book, and I will probably read it.
Hugs,
Micki

Notjustnat said...

Dzintra, cool stuff you got at Easter market. Our short turns out good. It was great catching up with you and yours. Love Nat

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Dzintra, What a wonderful Easter! Sounds like a busy happy time. I love the onion dyed eggs. How did you get them so dark? I've tried dying before... but they just didn't look near as nice as yours.

I went next door to your new cooking blog... and all I can say is Wow! All the food looks beautiful and delicious ... but the Beef Fillet wrapped in Beer Bacon with Mushroom Sauce and Garlic Potatoes, and the Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce!!! Wish I could taste all of it! (:

Julia said...

I loved the post...great pics!..
Lovely to see you and Natima together having fun.
Julia ♥

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Dzintra -
I love those eggs dyed with onion skin! I've never seen them come out so evenly brown before. Just beautiful! And your fish and lemon potato salad is the perfect lunch. You asked about baking - I do, I love it. We've made pizza several times because it was impossible to get a good one here, but recently an excellent place opened nearby...the closest thing we can get to real NYC pizza. My husband is a pizza fanatic!
Looks as if you've had some very successful buying excursions. Lovely.
Catherine xx

Jeni said...

Dzintra
what a lovely picture of you......looks like you had a great Easter

a good yarn said...

Fantastic post! So much happening. Love the colour of your eggs, great buys from the market and you're right - he does look like Curtis!

Cheers...Ann :)

Fer said...

What a great Easter! You certainly cleaned up (soap, get it! sorry...) at the market.

Carol said...

A. B. Facey. I think he was in the same battalion as my great uncle. He also worked at Kalgoolie. Small world

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Some great buys from the Market.You always make me feel as though we are on the journey with you..Thanks for another great post

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