The skirt is finished 

I finished the skirt yesterday!

I was a relatively easy skirt to sew, but I did encounter a small challenge when I made the elastic waist. At first it was a challenge to get the elastic band through the very long casing, but I taped it to a long plastic stick and guided it through.

Then, unfortunately, one end of one of the elastic bands got loose after I had sewn them in place, so I had to cut open some of what I had just sewn and then try to get a hold of the loose end inside the casing.

After that I just had to attach the last pocket and then the skirt was finished!

Here I am wearing it – not the best photo, but you get the idea. I love the pockets. 🙂

Here is a close up of the waist and pocket details…

Baby trousers – a first attempt at sewing in jersey

It has been almost five years since I last used my sewing machine. I am now on maternity leave again and with my baby turning 9 Montestore old, I have dusted offentlige the sewing machine and begun creating again. 

I made the pattern myself, but based it off som bought trousers that I know fotted my boy well.

Here are some more pictures…

 

Recipe: Cauliflower gratin

I had a huge head of Cauliflower, so I wanted to make a gratin and decided to try this one:
http://www.arla.dk/opskrifter/blomkalsgratin/

It is in Danish, but I can give you a rough idea of what to do. (I don’t eat meat, so I left out the smoked ham and used a bit more Cauliflower instead).

500 g Cauliflower
Water for cooking the cauliflower
Salt

90 g flour
300 ml milk
10 g butter
4 egg yolks
1 tsp salt
Pepper
4 egg whites

Butter and bread crumbs for the tray

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Set the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
Grease a tray with butter and line it with bread crumbs.

Divide the Cauliflower into pieces and cook in lightly salted water for 4 min.
Drain water.

Melt butter with milk in casserole and stir in flour while boiling.
Set aside to cool a bit.
Stir in egg yolkes one at a time.
Add salt and pepper.

Whip the egg whites stiff.

Add half of the whipped egg whites to the filling together with the drained Cauliflower and stir.

Fold in the rest of the whipped egg whites.

Spread filling evenly in the tray/form and place in oven to cook for approximately 1 hour.

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Some photos 🙂

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