Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Back Down to Earth

After all the excitment and good news of last week it actually feels quite good to get my feet back on the ground this week (in fact I should be getting ready for work not writing this!)

Open studios was a great success with lots of visitors including several bloggers.
It was lovely to see Val, Chrissie, Jane and of course Gill, who stayed to help me on Saturday. (Gill took the photo above with her new camera). I'm open again this coming weekend if you still want to visit.

A downside of all the fun and excitment last week was that there was lots of eating out as well as grabbed snacks and meals so healthy eating wasn't top of my list... never mind all that cake. So this week I turned to my lovely new cookbook... a birthday present from Ben.


And made the most fabulous lemon and aubergine risotto. It may not make the prettiest picture but it did taste good! I can't wait to try more from this wonderful book.


I really must get ready for work now... it's our last meeting of SPECTRUM before the summer. Which of course means a lovely shared lunch. I can see that my healthy eating regime won't last long!

17 comments:

  1. So glad the Open Studios were a big success--hooray! And now no need to worry about the lines at Ottolenghi--you can make their lovely dishes at home.

    K x

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  2. Well, you know how much I enjoyed your Open Studios by the repeat visit!

    Really looking forward to having our little pictures come to their new home :-)

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  3. Hope your second 'dose' of Open Studios is as good as the first. That risotto sounds excellent and you can always live on salads between the tasty excesses!

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  4. Sounds like the Open Artists has gone well - good luck for the next one. Risotto looks delicious

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  5. Your open studio looks wonderful Gina. I love the simplicity of the design on the cookery book cover. We love aubergine here, but no matter what, it never seems to LOOK attractive........

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  6. glad to hear all went well Gina. I've just come across this guy and was thinking about investigating one of his books. be interested to hear how you get on!

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  7. Your studio looks beautiful, as does that risotto... my mouth is watering!

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  8. Your studio looks fabulous, Gina. I hope you have just as much success this weekend.

    As for the healthy eating - that will still be waiting for you when you've enjoyed your lovely meal out :o)

    xx

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  9. I'm a huge fan of risotto, and this one looks delicious! Good to hear your open studios has been a success, hope all goes well next weekend too.

    x

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  10. Glad open studios went well.

    I have that cookery book - it is amazing. I can recommend the surprise tartin - delicious!

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  11. So glad your open studios went well!
    That risotto does look good. :)
    Vivienne x

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  12. How lovely to see the inside of your studio. I always wondered about that orange dress.... It is a beautiful space and you are so very talented.

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  13. Great to hear it was a success. It was wonderful to see the pieces in real life. :)

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  14. Your display for Open Studios looks beautiful and very exciting. Glad you had a successful time.

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  15. I like the sketchy drawings on the book. But probably NOT one I'll be rushing out to buy. Risotto looks good though. x

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  16. I'm so glad the open studios went well - good luck for the coming weekend. That sales table of goodies looks enticing - I am particularly envious of your very professional-looking card stand! I've had to stick mine in a tupperware...

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  17. You'll find some delicious recipes in that book - we have it and love it but sadly it doesn't do Slimming World recipes so it is being rather neglected lately!! Lucy xx

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