with friends surrounded
the nights of wonder
This weekend Lotte and I announced a flower school, we are hosting together. Did you see it? Did you see the stop motion films we made? Do you have any idea how long it takes to make a 4 second film? Forever. 3 phone calls, 12 twitter dm's and some texts too.
It turns out stop motion is a lot harder than it looks, Lotte was the technical whizz, whilst i spent a lot of time trying to block out the sunlight in my kitchen with various picture frames and plants, whilst pot roasting a piece of brisket, and trying to take the pictures without The Hound's head in the frame.
I cut honeysuckle foliage, rose hips, rosemary and sage from the garden, and added roses, frilled tulips, rankels, narcissus, hellebore, hyacinth, tuberose, and anemones. I didn't actually use much pink, but I think it looks pink, or maybe I'm kidding myself.
the piece of brisket was reduced to £1.80, rolled in ras-el-hanout, seared and placed in a pot with fennel and garlic and bay and some chicken stock, in the oven at 160 for 2 and a half hours.
I am addicted to ras-el-hanout at the moment, it works very well with meat with a bit of fat on it, chicken thighs, or combine it with ground almonds, some fresh herbs, dried figs and an egg, and stuff a lamb breast.
also Pink Floyd
and in other news it is 23 days until the next Grand Prix. I am having remorse over wishing Lewis gone. I want him back, I dont like Perez's hair.
and documentary of the week is this one, its brilliant and free on itunes or You tube. bonus.