Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Truflles for the Pink Ladies on Monday


60g (2oz/1/4 cup) unsalted butter chopped
75ml (2.5oz/1/3 cup) thick cream
220g (7oz) plain chocolate chopped
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons of grated orange peel
2 tablespoons Cointreau

In a small saucepan over a low heat, combine butter and cream, melt butter and when the cream starts to bubble around the edge, remove from heat. Add chocolate and cover let the chocolate melt, once melted mix to a smooth consistency. Stir in egg yolk, then add orange peel and Cointreau, mix well. chill until firm in fridge.

When firm form into small balls and roll in cocoa, place into small foil or paper cases. Store in the fridge in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Been a busy week doing my lists for shopping etc and the 'Things To Do List' seems to grow by the minute. Have posted off the Christmas Cards and Gifts have one order left to complete.

Networking lunch on Thursday, have got to get a move on with the truffles and making up the favour boxes.

My contribution for show and tell this week is the cushion cover above, made this to take with me to Craft Fairs as the chairs can be uncomfortable after a while thought the idea of the company name gives it a more personal touch, also a good advert for any orders for customers own names.

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Monday, 8 December 2008

Show and Tell Monday - Christmas Has Arrived

Christmas has arrived and the decorations are up, the lights are lit and the gifts wrapped.

Anon (This is an early Christmas Poem)

Christmas is coming,
The goose is getting fat,
Please put a penny
In the old man's hat,
If you haven't got a penny,
A ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
Then God bless you!

The Pantomine season is almost upon us and the Coke advert is on TV, must be Christmas.

Wishing you all have a very Happy Christmas from the Nash household.

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Monday, 1 December 2008

Christmas Fair

Attended a Christmas Fair on Saturday, attendance was low as was the spending, on the positive, however, I met another forum member and also had a good chat with some other stallholders, exchanged business cards with a view to having a fair co-operative in 2009.

Also spoke to a wonderful watercolour artist and she persuaded me to join the Liphook Arts and Crafts Society, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month and have exhibitions of members work twice a year. This is exciting, as some of you know I am planning to take my business back to the grass roots doing what I love best, sewing and embroidery etc. So 2009 will give me the opportunity to research, design and make my new line. I have always wanted to include a clothing range preferably one off creations, so watch this space.

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