Monthly Archives: August 2008

foodie meme


I saw this here and had to join. Basic rules are bold what you’ve eaten and strikethrough those you wouldn’t eat on a bet.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp

9. Borscht (beetroot makes me heave)

10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari – Love love love this!
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio Ice Cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes – would only eat cooked as allergic to raw tomatos
22. Fresh wild berries- used to co blackberry picking when I was young in the brambles around you village
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans – never eaten together but do eat rice and beans seperately alot, feel together would be too heavy and stodgy
25. Brawn, or head cheese – feel quesy just googling it
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – no not ever, I value my taste buds!!!
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – the smell of cigar smoke makes me feel really ill

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail – only Heinz Oxtail soup, does that count?
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin –  was sure I had Kaolin mixture as a child for diarrhaea (sorry tmi)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian

66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill.

76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (or something similar).
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Photo Update


Photo Update, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.

Here is my recent stash acquisition and related stuff.
1. Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace (not sure of colour, think it’s autumn)
2. The Natural Dye Studio Mirage (Merino/Tencel) sock yarn
3. The Natural Dye Studio Halo (BFL roving)
(These were purchased at The Natural Dye Studio open day)
4. Rowan Summer Tweed. £1.15 a skein from Peter Jones, I bought 11, but not sure what to make.
5. Gale’s Art BFL Roving in Proud Peacock. I love this, it is natural black BFL which is then hand-dyed.
6. Sakina Needles BFL roving in Mango
(These 2 are from The Loopy Ewe)
6. Skirt made a couple of weekends ago. Pattern: Burda 8090 View A but without the contrasting bands.
7. New spindles from Spunky Eclectic. Small one is Kundert cedar (and spins like a dream) and the large is Schact Hi-Lo Large (exclusively for plying)
8. Handpsun. Spun on the Kundert and plied on the Scacht. Spun from 25g corriedale roving in Winnipeg, part of Trip to Canada set (again from Spunky)

You spin me right round….


Ashford Traveller, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.

…baby right round

Here is my new wheel!!!!
My parents bought me Dougal (as named by Karl, because it igoes around like the Magic Roundabout and a similar colour) last weekend. It was a total surprise. I had mentioned that I would like a spinning wheel and maybe they could chip in for one as a joint birthday/Xmas present.
They had a wedding to attend near us and said they would pop in on there way home and turned up with this. I’m not normally lost for words but was completely gobsmaked by this.
Apparently it was bought for me ‘just because’ and because I had done well at university last year.
Dougal is an Ashford Traveller in unfinished wood (but is now all waxed a lovely). I haven’t spun much on him as I have wedding knitting that needs to be finished, but am loving the time I have spent spinning.

Knitting is happening, I have completed the body of the wedding stole and started the knitted on border last night. Progress pics to follow, although as with all lace in progress it just looks like a red blob.

I have had some stash enhancment and will post pics in another post.

Sorry to have neglected the blog but I have been over on plurk, and that along with monogamous lace knitting makes for dull blog fodder.

I hereby promise to blog more, even it isn’t the most exciting.