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Why bother?

June 28, 2011

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A manifesto for a ‘Making Renaissance’ by Ed Sutton At Things{we}make we regularly talk about what we make, sometimes if the mood takes us we talk about how we make, but what rarely gets covered is why we make. I suspect the main reason for this is that to truly explore the underlying motivations for […]

Coffee Thing

June 25, 2011

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As the years pass, I become increasingly particular about how I like certain things to be.  Some call this fussy, but provided you can stay on the right side of becoming OCD I think it’s probably OK. Coffee is something I have some quite specific requirements on. I should say this is not in a kind […]

A Teeny Pond & Ray the Bird

June 23, 2011

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Hello everyone, George here. This weeks homework word was ‘Pond’ so I decided to build a miniature pond in the garden. I used a stone trough that I used to grow some little plants in. First I filled it with soil then I collected moss from around the garden to make some grass. Next I […]

Lime Syrup Drizzle Cakes

June 18, 2011

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I am still learning the importance of a sense of order. I don’t mean having everything in its place, although that really helps. It’s about making sure that I do things in the right sequence. Every time I cook something I work out a better way…or rather I realise I have done something ‘arse about […]

Update on Ken

June 16, 2011

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I have had my Kenwood Titanium Chef for 6 months now and people still arrive at things{we}make searching for Kenwood Vs KitchenAid information, so I thought I would offer an update. Note: Any underlined phrases link to where I have used the Kenwood Chef in a post. So, me and Ken are getting along just dandy. […]

George and the Balloon

June 11, 2011

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This is George’s idea of a good time. Sometimes it’s easier not to ask “why?” I just take the photos.

Pork Thai Curry

June 8, 2011

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When I slow roast a shoulder of pork to make pulled pork, there is always enough left for at least two more meals. I am the queen of making the most of leftovers. I have to be because I am greedy so I always prepare enough for 10 people. I had a notion that the […]

Tortilla de Patatas

June 3, 2011

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Just a little ‘Something for the Weekend’. In the days before children, Ed used to often make something like this on a Friday night after work. Something to tide us over until dinner. The truth of the matter was, once we’d had this and a few beers, we rarely got round to bothering with dinner. […]