Just doing a bit of thinking out loud as I enjoy my early morning tea…… letting you know because this will probably end up as a lot of unorganised thoughts, that’s how much my mind is wandering these days.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about the word good:-
very satisfactory, enjoyable, pleasant or interesting (source)
I’m not sure how ‘you’ would describe them (interesting maybe) but I recently learnt/discovered what I think are two really good words
Ones I hope to
keep memorised remember and can pull out when I need impress other crafters…..who probably know them anyway 😊
SABLE– A common knitting acronym that stands for:-
Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
TINKING – Tinking is the process of un-knitting your work
You would do this if you made a mistake somewhere in your row, but you don’t want to rip out your work. Tinking allows you to undo your knitting and fix your mistake. Tink is knit spelled backward.
It’s possibly a generational thing but do any of you remember this ‘rhyme/saying’ that was drummed into us at home as well as at school?
Good Better Best
Never let it rest
Until your good becomes better
And your better best
Parents and teachers had a lot to answer for in those days didn’t they…….wonder if it’s mentioned these days? I did also wonder if it was just a strict 20th century way of supposedly encouraging children along but it seems it’s been in use since 1897 source.
Better is described as – of a higher standard, or more suitable, pleasing or effective than other things or people (source)
And best is – of the highest quality, or being the most suitable, pleasing or effective type of thing or person. (Source)
BUT thinking about it I still wonder….and you might have your own thoughts
Why wasn’t our good good enough
Why did it have to be better
And more to the point, why did it have to be the best
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Now when you’re pottering around the internet and find a web site
that says if you add all these ingredients together
the result would be ‘seriously amazing’ – my eyes prick up.
Well actually all I look for or rather all I want is something that tastes good
But if seriously amazing is promised that’s even better!
Rummaging around the cupboards this is what I found to work with:-
Lentils – Garlic…….crushed in jar – Onion and Carrot.
Chicken stock and potato water in freezer + extra made with vegetable stock powder
Coriander – Cumin – Salt/Pepper.
Lemon – slices in freezer or commercial lemon juice
Paprika – Bay Leaves…..no
Celery – no…..not nice however cooked.
Tinned Tomatoes……which had garlic and oregano flavours but what’s a different spice between friends 😊
Looked good after cooking – see below
I mashed it up a bit with the Bamix (wrong move….didn’t look so good) – not shown
Tasted really good
What was even better was how it tasted two days later
That’s when I remembered the big pot in the fridge
The one with the leftovers that should have gone into the freezer
Leftovers that ended up being dinner that evening
They tasted so good – in fact much much better than before – in fact Seriously Amazing
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Do visit Denyse’s blog to see the latest edition of Life this week – it’s all good over there