Stephen West on colour, creativity and crazy knitting bikes! (Episode 13)

Knitwear designer and colour lover Stephen West came by Cambridge on his tour of European cities. We had a chat about knitting inspiration, finding beauty in the ugly and mad inventions.

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http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

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Peace, love and brioche,
Vero

Show notes

Stephen West:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

The Sheep Shop, Cambridge:
http://sheepshopcambridge.co.uk

Along The Lanes episode 3, where I shared the Exploration Station colour options.

Along The Lanes episode 4, where I show the winner of the Exploration Station colour options.

Nancy Marchant:
http://www.briochestitch.com

Sparkleduck yarns:
http://www.sparkleduck.com/shop/

Music by preppeller 🙂

Fancy Some Chilli? Ep 12 of Along The Lanes

Vero’s Warming winter chilli recipes for meat-eaters and veggies

This is a very loose recipe, so use your creativity and use the veggies and meats or meat-alternatives you enjoy the most.

Today’s chillies both contained:

  • Onions and garlic with olive oil to get started
  • A mix of courgette (zucchini to the American-speaking viewers), mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, roasted butternut squash… but you could add green beans or any fresh veg you have at hand
  • Beans; Butter beans, canellini beans, red kidney beans and one tin of Heinz baked beans
  • Tomato paste and a tin of chopped tomatoes (unless you have tons of fresh ones at hand, of course!)
  • A good glug of red wine (and another for the cook!)
  • A splash of Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and a squeeze of ketchup

In the veggie one, I used 100g of soya mince. In the meaty one, I went all out with a mix of pork sausage meat, turkey mince and ground beef mince. Choose a combination that makes you happy – we’ve been known to throw in leftover pulled pork or ribs meat!

Start by frying off the onions and garlic, then add the meat and cook it until it catches just a bit and starts browning nicely. Add a glug of wine and let it mostly evaporate. Add in the veggies from the hardest to the softest, and let them cook down a bit.

Once the veggies are partially cooked, add the beans, tomato paste, tinned tomatoes, spices – and the soya mince if usnig the dry version – and mix it all together.

Give it plenty of time; An hour or two will allow the flavours to merge together. Leave to cool, if you can help it, or grab a nice big bowl to enjoy!

We love to serve it with steamed rice or tortilla chips. Even small amounts of leftovers are great in a burrito wrap with rice, guacamole and cheese. So tasty! 😀

It’s All Getting Messy! (Episode 11 of Along The Lanes)

This week, I’m getting my hands dirty with some mixed media painting. Also, you get to dive into my yarn and fibre stash head first!

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Peace, love and messy creativity,
Vero

Show notes

Karusellen colourwork hat by Erica Knits:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/karusellen

Voolenvine’s Favorite Socks:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/favorite-socks-2

Festiwool:
http://www.festiwool.com

The Sheep Shop, Cambridge:
http://sheepshopcambridge.co.uk

Yarns mentioned (listed on Ravelry.com):
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Cascade 220 Heathers Worsted
Colinette Jitterbug

Music by Floppy Circus on Soundcloud.com