Rainbows apologize for angry skies

Well, as I said I went to a cricket match this afternoon. (Sorry for those who like it, but I find a bit boring). but with a” picnic  & sunshine “ opportunity as I was told (bribed) by my other half  that we needed to go.
So I decided that It would make perfect  sense to do a bit of sewing ( a picnic rug and matching place mattes) and of course to cook something different.
So in true house of Pinheiro fashion, I had it all planned and timed to perfection and by Saturday night, all fabrics pressed and cut, menu prepared and shopping done. (And my dress was almost done)
So at 9:00 I had my breakfast – made by the other half – of course. Its Sunday after all.  
By 9.20- I started with picnic food preparations/cooking and all food done and packed by 11.
Then I was for a shower, dried my hair and was looking forward to start sewing.
Well, I had just finished my 2nd placemat set and I was told the weather was turning from bad to worst and would rain most of the day.
No way I could use my beautiful set and would need to forget about wearing a dress too, never mind making beautiful photographs in the sun.
In the end, the day was really fun, and on our way home, there it was –  a beautiful rainbow in the sky –and that rainbow made me have silly smile on my face. So, even when things aren’t looking good, you can always take something positive from it.
Let’s get the “not so glamorous “photos off the way then! Or did you think after all this work I would not  show you something….

A bit of sewing:

Used a bit of italian lace for world traveling lace !



Got a pair before before I left!



 Some food:
Layered houmous, tabbouleh & feta picnic bowl

Strawberry & vanilla cupcakes

Our basked didnt even got open to its full glory
Layered houmous, tabbouleh & feta picnic bowl recipe:
400g houmous ( homemade or shop bought)
200g pack feta cheese , broken into chunks
handful pitted black olives
bunch of rocket
1 crisp Romaine heart
flatbreads , to serve
85g bulghar wheat
80g bunch mint , leaves finely chopped
80g bunch flat-leaf parsley , leaves finely chopped
2 large ripe tomatoes deseeded and chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
zest and juice 1 lemon
4 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for drizzling

  1. First, cook the bulghar wheat as instructed on the package.
  2. Drain in a sieve, rinse under cold running water, then leave to drain over the pan. Mix the mint and parsley with the tomatoes, onion and drained bulghar.
  3. Whisk the lemon zest and juice and oil together with seasoning, and then toss with the bulghar.
  4. Spoon the houmous into the bottom of a large Tupperware and sprinkle with seasoning and drizzle with a little oil. Spoon the tabbouleh on top. Now top with the feta and olives, then tear over the lettuce leaves and the rocket. I took with me a selection of flatbreads for everyone to tear and share and It was great !
I also made some Brazilian cheese bread (that recipe is for another day) and classic brit sandwiches.
At the grounds:
Cricket Ground ( KCC)
See you tomorrow! xx
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