- Chopped cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
- Soft goat’s cheese, dill and semi-dried tomatoes
- Mozzarella, salami and semi-dried tomatoes
- Mozzarella and salsa verde
Like my mother, I’ve a memory like a sieve, and Pinterest is a great tool for collecting and organising the things you love, such as recipes, items you want to buy, hair and beauty tips and even ideas for my friend’s baby shower. This is great for me, as i’m rubbish at remembering things, honestly, i’m one of those people that makes a million lists a day, and then forgets where I’ve put them. Pinterest allows you to create mood boards, as a visual reminder of the things you want to make, create, buy or discover. There is something quite wonderful about scrolling through the never ending images and pinning away to your hearts content. I’m one of those pinners that gets a little click happy, but who cares, with individual boards all neatly organised it’s a tidy little place to keep my ever growing stash of ideas and recipes.
Ever wanted to know how to whiten your teeth at home, or knit a jumper? It’s all here, and with each picture linked back to a website or tutorial, you’ll be benefiting from your new skills in no time.
I’m most fond of my ‘recipes I’d like to try’ board, which if I’m honest, I’ll never get around to making all of, but I’m not bothered by this, it’s like having a personalised recipe book, where you want to make every recipe in it. That said, I am going to make an effort to start working my way through some of them, then I can create another board ‘tried and tested recipes’. You see, it’s quite addictive, and you turn into this super organised person. Why, I cannot pin that hair style idea to my beauty board, so I create another one, simply called ‘hair’.
I have an abundance of boards including, but certainly not limited to, the following:
If you’ve not yet discovered Pinterest, try it out, it’s free. However, please note that you should approach with caution, it’s very addictive, and it’s fairly likely that you’ll lose two hours just scrolling through shepherd’s pie recipes.
You can follow Miss Friday’s Feast’s Pinterest board here.
Hurrah for the sun, it’s finally decided to put his hat on. And, it’s about time too. I don’t know about you, but I was certainly getting sick of the countless dreary days we’ve been having. This glorious sunshine has prompted me to finish my balcony garden, which is now a beautiful little sun trap for me to enjoy, whilst sipping a gin and tonic, not to mention a space to grow various foodie goodies, such as chillies, tomatoes and herbs.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to enjoy relaxing in the sunshine at home, so I’m thrilled to have my very own balcony garden. The flat that I have moved into with my brother has two balconies, one leading out from the lounge/kitchen and the other from my bedroom, so that’s where I decided to start. There is nothing nicer than waking up every morning and admiring the beautiful space I’ve created.
When I moved in, the balcony was being used to store various old broken pots, a broom and a few other pieces of junk. The railings were laden with cobwebs and I discovered a rather ghastly ant’s nest. What a waste of a balcony I thought, so having swept and cleared the area, I headed off to the garden centre. I also stopped by my uncle’s house, as he had a few plants for me. A while back he planted some chilli seeds for me, and already my chilli plant is nicely established, my tomato plant has enough fruit to keep me going a while, and low and behold this sunshine has encouraged those little tomatoes to turn red. My chilli plant is just beginning to flower so I’ll have an abundance of them in no time. Look out for spicy recipes over the coming weeks.
I couldn’t be more happy with my efforts, so I thought I‘d share a few pictures with you, and perhaps encourage you to clear that forgotten balcony, patio or shabby looking courtyard in an attempt to transform your outside space into an area you can really enjoy. I can’t wait to get started with the lounge balcony already. I’m thinking a large herb garden and maybe even some spuds.
My balcony makeover has cost around £100, if not less, that’s the plants, pots, table and chairs, cushions and accessories, not bad for such a delightful little place to sit and enjoy the sunshine.