Thursday, 9 July 2015
bread and beeswax
this weekend just past I was lucky enough to attend the 3rd annual 'flour and fire day' hosted by Jane of the shady baker, at her property. I remember reading Jane's post back in 2014 and thinking how lovely the day sounded and hoping one day to be a part of it.
the day started with hot coffee made over the open fire, freshly baked sweet treats and getting to know each other. I got to meet some lovely bloggers who I have gotten to know online, Sophie and Kate. gosh I still can't get used to meeting people for the first time though we've 'known' each other for so long through our blogs.
then it was into the bread making, with Jane sharing her sourdough making skills with us.
we all enjoyed a homemade lunch of bread straight out of the woodfired oven, lamb stew and freshly made pasta and pesto.
after lunch it was candle making time. I hosted this little activity. everyone brought along a vessel or two to fill and with the beeswax melted over the wood fire we added a cotton wick and filled our teacups, jars and tins with the delicious smelling wax.
we left with full tummies, a whole lot of inspiration and baskets filled with homegrown and homemade goodies from the swap table.
I'm already looking forward to the 2016 flour and fire day.
Labels: Baking, Farm, Handmade, Out-and-about, Simple living, Sour dough
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How brilliant to meet bloggers I also follow Zara...lucky you...the pics are fabulous xxxxReplyDelete
I lit my candle today Zara. Just beautiful! What lovely puctures you capturedReplyDelete
Looks like a really lovely day Zara - and how very lucky you are to meet (and spend time with) Jane.ReplyDelete
I knew she'd be a (very) good egg!
Thanks for address, expect parcel soon x
I enjoy seeing the flour and fire day on Jane's blog every year, and this year I have also witnessed it on Instagram for the first time! It's great being able to see it through everyone's eyes.ReplyDelete
This looks familiar Zara! Lovely photos...I love seeing all the different details people have captured! We were so pleased you could join us and even more thrilled that you coordinated the candle creation. I have lots of ideas for 2016 already...stay tuned. Will catch up for a coffee soon :)ReplyDelete
Lovely photos Zara. Looks like a wonderful day. Just wondering where you get your beeswax from, if you don't mind sharing? xoReplyDelete
I've just been reading about this on Jane's blog. It looks and sounds divine. Lucky you. Inspiration for bringing the like-minded people together down my way.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos Zara! I love seeing the day through your eyes! So wonderful to finally meet you! Can't wait to catch up again. And you've totally got me hooked on candle making, I've been madly searching the house for old candles to melt down. hehe! Love and light, Sophie xReplyDelete
Looks like an amazing day. I have never made beeswax candles, though I would love too.ReplyDelete
It's always lovely when you can meet online friends in real life, isn't it? Love the beeswax candles idea, too. It looks like it was a brilliant day! :)ReplyDelete
Wow,this looked like a great day out! :)ReplyDelete
got a bit excited this morning - thought this was a new post and that you'd started writing your lovely blog again! Silly DISAPPOINTED me! If you've got time, can you please let me know how you made those vintage tea towel (tablecloth?) uashmama-style bags (if you made them - they look like your work...)? I HAVE to do something with my tea towels and they look lovely! School hols at mo so perfect opportunity. Thanks Zara. I hope you are (all!) well xxx