Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Simple and Rustic




It’s amazing how much clutter a dog can accumulate.  Rick has several different harnesses and leads and our porch was looking very untidy.  We decided that a couple of hooks to hang his stuff were called for.  We looked around the local Bricomarche but all the hooks were plastic and brightly coloured, totally unsuitable for our rustic home.  In the end Paul fashioned a couple of simple wooden pegs from a piece of chestnut and the problem was solved.  Simple and rustic.



A simple and rustic lunch today.  I used up some cheese and red pepper (capsicum) and made a quiche.  It didn’t look very pretty but it was delicious.




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  1. To me it looks delicious too.Simple and rustic as you said.

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    1. Simplicity is sometimes the best option.

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  2. The quiche looks yummy! Good for Paul to have taken up whittling to make the perfect peg.

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    1. He can turn his hand to most things.

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  3. both quiche and hooks look great! Glad it all worked out!

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    1. It was a very productive morning.

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  4. I just cooked myself a steak on the BBQ. It is extremely cold and windy here so I ate it indoors and listened to a programme about Marxism on the radio.

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    1. Still cold and wet here. I love barbeque'd food but don't like cleaning up afterwards.

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    2. What is there to clean up? That is precisely why I barbecue. No pots and pans to clean, just sling a piece of meat on the metal grill thing. I never wash it. I just brush it sometimes when it gets too black.

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    3. Yes, I suppose that's true. Do you use charcoal or wood for your bbq?

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  5. The quiche looks delicious - so often "rustic" food is much tastier than cook-book perfect. What a good idea those pegs are - I store most of the dog leads in a rattan chest of drawers in the porch. I must have a dozen or more leads of various types, collected over the years. I now use a very simple one in a soft fabric.

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    1. It's crazy how much stuff they accumulate.

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  6. I think your lead pegs are fantastic. I would love some for Tess's bits and bobs - shall mention it in the right direction!
    I think that quiche looks as good as it tastes incidentally.

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    1. Thanks Pat, I can never get my pastry edges to look neat and tidy.

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  7. Ted has his stuff in the hallway on the rubbery/plastic 'dogs rear ends' from Ikea. The tea towels etc are on these in the kitchen as well. We are simple and Ted is rustic.

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    1. Ha-ha, I just looked these up, they're great!

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  8. Oooh....now I want to make a quiche! Yum! And your pegs look perfect for your home. Nice work, Paul!

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    1. Posh pegs or hooks wouldn't have looked right here.

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  9. Paul's pegs look perfect and that quiche looks delicious

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  10. Bok has two leads that are in constant use. I use a very swish new red one, that matches his collar, and Lady M uses a very long black one that is ghastly.

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    1. Paul likes the hands free lead that he clips around his waist so Rick can accompany him on his wheelbarrow walks.

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  11. I love those pegs! I also love the wooden seating just below them. Did Paul do that as well? Well done.
    I like quiches, no matter what they are made with they always taste deliscious.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Yes, he made the seat from a piece of old oak he found in the barn.

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  12. That's why I like originality in every thing and nearly always at a low cost too... so full marks to you pair !

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    1. It was definitely all low cost!

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