Wednesday, January 27, 2016

confetti salad

One of my favourite dishes to take to parties
over the summer is rice salad.
It is so quick and easy not to mention delicious!
It's a great way to use up salad vegetables and everyone loves it!

It is also very colourful so I may just call it
Confetti Salad!

You will need -
You may of course use your own brown rice but this stuff is amazing!
Follow the directions on the packet.

While the rice is cooling chop your vegetables.
I use cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shredded rocket or spinach
and grated carrot.
When the rice has cooled throw in the vegetables and
a handful of sultanas and a some pinenuts or flaked almonds.
A small can of sweet corn adds more colour.

Now in a cup add a tablespoon of olive oil,
a teaspoon of minced garlic and about a 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce.
Mix your dressing through your rice salad.

This is ready to eat straight away but it's even nicer 
if you can sit it in the fridge for a bit so the dressing
soaks into everything.
Don't worry though all the crunchy bits stay crunchy!

Just in case you were wondering no this is not
a sponsored post for Tilda rice , I just really do love it!

Monday, January 18, 2016

hello my old friend

It's been such a long time since I've used my faithful old Janome.

Such a long, long time.

I must be starting to feel a bit better because 
I pulled her out and set her to work.
It's slow going but getting there.

The first stitches made me sigh in happiness.

A new life surely deserves a new dress made out of 
lime green, stretchy, crushed velvet!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

book or movie first?

One of my new year resolutions for 2016 is to read more.

I love reading but have found in the last few years
that I get nowhere near enough reading done.

I get distracted by blogs and facebook and
instagram and damn you pinterest!

I've been on good reads for a while now and have 
joined the challenge to read 12 books this year.

The good thing about this challenge is you set your own limit.

Are you a reader?
You are welcome to find me on good reads and join the challenge too.

Simply Shellie rounded up and reviewed this list of books
becoming movies in 2016, great job!

Did you like to read the book before the movie?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

welcome to a confetti life

                           Confetti - small bits of coloured paper thrown at celebrations.

                                      Welcome to A Confetti Life!

 If you came over from my old blog you'll know that some changes were needed and they say a change is as good as a holiday!

I missed the blogging community but I felt my old blog was part of my old life.Yes it could have just been revamped it but I really wanted something fresh and new.
Sometimes we just need to move on.

My new blog will be a bit more personal a bit more random a bit more fun! Well let's hope so anyway.

It will be about books and words and crafts and cooking and creating and decorating and anything I feel like doing really.
Posts may be published every week or twice a day or once a month, see I said it's random.
I'll keep my old blog up for a while maybe.....maybe not.......

Anyway....thanks for finding me here xxx

I promise this blog won't all be about confetti but I found 
this tutorial for confetti hearts and thought it was gorgeous.

With Valentine's Day rocking up quickly they would be
a sweetheart of a thing to make.

I'm thinking a nice big one for a wall hanging.

Find the the full tutorial here at Elizabeth

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