Thursday, 18 August 2011

Rather A Doorkeeper In The House Of The Lord

…than to dwell in the tents of wickedness [Psalm 84:10]Well, the Pastor has certainly been doorkeeping today


The Garage had a load of rotten wood along the top of the door [removed with enthusiasm and the new crowbar]DSCF2168

And some work needed to be done on the kitchen door too


I love this door – it doesn’t match any of the others, but it has lovely glass panels and blue and white ceramic knobs.

While Bob did all the carpenter stuff, I did laundry, and knitted. I have finished the back and one front of the cardi. The fronts are a little more complex, having curved edges. Liz and Jon are sending occasional progress reports – they reached Cromer in time for lunch!


Here’s my knitting and a close up of my vintage row counter, which belonged to my MIL. It has a clever little 6” tape measure built in.

We had a ‘bits and pieces’ lunch, eating up all sorts from the fridge, including some of the tapenade I made Friday.


It has proved to be delicious and I am indebted to Jane at Maple Syrup Mob for the recipe [from Complete Vegan Cookbook] I omitted chilli flakes [wimp!] and substituted wine vinegar, and tomato puree as I didn’t have either here.

  • 1 cup black olives coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato juice
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 2tbsp dry sherry/red wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • half tsp chilli flakes

Place all ingredients in processor, pulse till fairly smooth. Serve immediately, or allow to age up to 2 weeks in fridge.

We drove into Dereham quickly after lunch, Bob needed a chisel. He still had his work overalls on. “Bet we meet someone I know” I said. …and we did!




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