Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spinning Stars Finished - Whoopee!

Thank goodness - 30 blocks finished! That really did seem quite a chore towards the end - I guess I am just pushing for time now that QuiltWest Exhibition is so close. It really is a lovely block and should add a lot of movement to the quilt.

I have rewarded myself with a lovely lunch - Oven Semi-Dried Tomatoes with Garlic Pea Puree. See jo-da-chef's blog listed on the left hand side - the recipe for the tomatoes is his and they are divine -really worth a try.

Here is the recipe for the green puree - it is a great one, too.
1-2 tbsp roasted garlic (cut a bulb into halves and roast with olive oil )
2 tbsp oil from roasted garlic or olive oil (I do it gently in the microwave with a little oil)
2 cups fresh or frozen peas
20 fresh mint leaves
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
salt and ground pepper
Plunge peas in boiling water for 2 minutes, refresh in cold water. Drain. (I cook in the microwave for a few minutes until just cooked). Puree with all other ingredients. Season to taste.

Must away and do some shopping, then finish my binding on a quilt to go into QuiltWest - Eleventh Hour stuff. Bye!

5 Lovely People said ...:

Anonymous said...

Hi beautiful, love your blocks they look great. I am using a double pink and orange next.
Launch sure looks good too, will have to drop in sometime.
Have a great time with the show, I hope all goes well.


Quilter Kathy said...

You are very creative! I enjoyed seeing your step 4 blocks and your yummy looking lunch!

Candace said...

Your blocks are beautiful, and they just look that much nicer with that wonderful lunch. I could really dig in to those sandwiches. Makes me want to go to Bahama Breeze and have some of their Cuban Bread. The recipe is on their site,
and it looks a lot like yours.

Candace said...

Sorry, it chopped off my URL if anyone is interested:

SueR said...

I like your colors so much, Lurline, the look is so different from mine. Lunch looks really good too!