Chocolate pot recipe

Tuesday 31st January 2012

This recipe is from my favourite recipe book, 1981 Good Housekeeping’s French Cookery by Helge Rubinstein: Petits pots au chocolat: 200g bitter high cocoa content chocolate, broken into pieces...

2 new workshops at Court Cottage

Monday 30th January 2012

In a flurry of festive activity, sparked no doubt by the snow that is currently gracing Court Cottage, I have added 2 workshops to the Court Cottage events page. First, on 20 October, the Knitted...

Chocolate pots

Friday 27th January 2012

Obviously (I assume) when you attend a knitting workshop, there has to be an emphasis on the knitting.  So for tomorrow’s sock event – luxury bed-socks knitted from the toe-up – I...

Books – again

Wednesday 25th January 2012

This is a blog by a knitter.  But it is not a knitting blog.  In spite of that, I anticipate a knitting-related blog soon.  For now, books.  Again. Recent reads (or listens) include: Empress...

So, Medlar, do you feel lucky today?

Saturday 21st January 2012

This is Medlar: He is a very large and handsome cat.  Also, very clever, nosey and bossy.  He likes to be in charge.  For example this week we had a meeting here, on a complex IT related matter,...

Going on tour

Wednesday 18th January 2012

(If by tour you mean 1 date). Yes, I’m going to be running a workshop in Birmingham on Saturday 21 April this year.  It will be hosted by a good friend of mine, also an expert knitter and...

Converting the world to glitter – one sequin at a time; and my time in the fire brigade. Complete opposites.

Wednesday 4th January 2012

(You may want to make a cuppa and really settle down for this one – it’s a big one). I am finally able to reveal the real reason why Alesha has quit SCD.  I am the new judge.  Yes, see...