On Tuesday I got my breasts out in the local church hall.
Oh, you want more? An explanation for my heathen behaviour? While I don't, as a rule, go around exposing myself in religious establishments I was in a room full of other women who were proudly getting their breasts out. Finally the BfN (Breastfeeding Network) have set up a local group and I no longer have to be regarded as unusual or eccentric for breast feeding my baby. Up until now I was the only person I knew who chose to breast feed in my local area. The only one! Its been a surprisingly isolating experience on some levels but I'd never change it. I'll be back next week to talk with people who don't react with disbelief and horror at terms such as 'attachment parenting', 'baby led weaning' and *gasp* 'co-sleeping'.
Small successful crochet projects have included these balls:
I'm pleasantly surprised at how much baby enjoys them. Usually she'll chase them around the room like a cat but we also play throwing and rolling games with them. Homemade hippy type entertainment right there! Oh! Maybe I could turn my granny squares into stackable cubes for her?!
For my next crochet project I have my eye on a tutorial from (a different) Lucy at Attic 24 for covering containers. So many amazing free projects and her instructions are incredibly clear. She also has the most homely looking house that I have seen. I want to move in now. Thank you.
Finally, after yesterday's post I was reminded of a red pepper and walnut pâté that we made constantly over the summer when we had a 3kg bag of walnuts. It contains pomegranate molasses which everyone has in their cupboards right? You bought it from an Asian/Middle Eastern grocers didn't you? Yeah. I thought so.
50g fresh bread (crust removed)
1 roasted red pepper (skin and seeds removed)
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses*
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch of cayenne or a splash of hot sauce (optional)
4 tbsp good extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt
Put everything in a processor and blend until desired texture. It gets thicker the longer it is blended as the walnuts turn to a nut butter. If you want it more of a dipping consistency add some water a tablespoon at a time and adjust the seasonings.