Australian Sheep and Wool Show



Off To The Show

No turning back now with The Australian Sheep and Wool Show on this weekend in Bendigo, 15-17th July. Super girl is pulling out every one of her Super Powers to make this happen and Superman has been helping out in the wings as well. There are also some very special fairies who have been helping out and working their magic. I am filled with gratitude. x

Over this busy weekend, and by special request, I bring you the recipe that will serve perfectly well for breakfast, lunch and let’s say, supper, over this busy weekend. This one ticks all the boxes. Nuts and eggs are protein right? Bread, well no need to put toast in the toaster. Fruit, tick. Vegetables? Herbs are vegetables yes?

Lemon, Almond and Rosemary Cake

Adapted from Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons by Diana Henry

Rewritten by Crazy Lady, Pickled (sometimes?!)

Get this whiz bang crazy idea…. no need to preheat the oven. Awesome huh? One more row of knitting squeezed in there right at the start.

3/4 cup stale white bread….. some kind of lovely sourdough that the wretched children didn’t finish a few days ago. Perfect!

3/4 cup almonds.  Skins on, chuck them in.

3/4 cup sugar. Don’t judge me. Loving this 3/4 thing? Beautiful consistency, easy on the brain.

2 teaspoons rosemary leaves

Whiz all that up in the food processor. Leave it a bit narly. It seems healthier that way.


grated zest of 1 lemon

3/4 cup olive oil

4 eggs….. if you can get the girls to lay in this weather, lucky you!

2 teaspoons baking powder

Pour into prepared, lined cake tin and put into the cold oven at 180 degrees. Bake 45-50 min. Cool cake in tin.

While it is baking make a naughty but necessary syrup:

In a small saucepan;

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup sugar

2 sprigs rosemary

Stir to dissolve sugar then boil syrup for 5 minutes. Leave rosemary to diffuse then pour evenly over warm cake.

Done Blossoms! Fit for a Queen!IMG_4059

And a bit more pattern research before the weekend;


This is being knitted up in everything Mad Tosh including Merino Light, Pashmina, and Vintage.



This gorgeous wrap in Malabrigo baby silkpaca


Picture: Miki Barlok
Picture: Miki Barlok

And this lovely free pattern with Hedgehog Fibres Sock


All the very best and do come and say Hi at the Show if you are planning to come. Otherwise call and make a time to drop in to the studio in Castlemaine on 0417 588 288.

See you soon,







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