Saturday, August 30, 2008
Too many books?
I'm trying to clean up the house - a serious spring clean. But it's taking a while. For a start, there's too many books and I keep pausing to read bits of them. I need another bookshelf or something like that. I've got an idea for something like a bookshelf headboard for my bed - something that sort of surrounds the bed at the head. Maybe with a light included...
But not being a carpenter, I think it's more idea than reality.
I also want to do a whole lot of cooking, but I'm not totally sure what to cook yet. Maybe another lot of caramelised onion, leek and roast pumpkin pies. Or cakes. Or some other variety of delicious thing. Gourmet Traveller and delicious. magazines inspire me a crazy amount. The latest Gourmet Traveller has a recipe for persian nougat, which is making me think, "Ooh, that looks complicated. I could make that!"
Kind of like the puff pastry recipe they had a couple months ago that's got me wondering whether or not I could actually make it myself. Has anyone tried making puff pastry before? Is it really that complicated? Or just utterly time-consuming?