52 Weekends No.19 – Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Palace

52 weekends is inspiration for craft projects, things to do or places to visit. This week it’s a little bit of everything. To celebrate my Mum’s birthday I’m treating her to a traditional afternoon tea at the Orangery at Blenheim Palace as a surprise. So I designed and made a cute little invite to surprise her with, I used one of my vintage tea cups to draw from and used tissue paper for the pattern, the idea is the tea bag being pulled out of the cup… I’m really pleased with how it turned out and Mum and I had a fabulous day!

Blenheim Palace | Traditional Afternoon Tea | Invitation | Stacy Grant

Vegan Soup Recipe

Here’s a little inspiration for MEAT FREE MONDAY if you’re feeling a little under the weather like I am today.

Too sick to leave the house I raided the fridge for anything to put in a soup. Two small onions, two celery sticks, clove of garlic, a sweet potato and half a savoy cabbage. Boiled them in stock allow with two handfuls of lentils. I made some salt and pepper croutons and picked the coriander from my garden.

It tasted good and the distraction whilst making it made me feel a bit better.

Vegan Soup | Veganuary | Stacy Grant | Food Photographer

Meat Free Monday – Blue Spirulina Bowl

This Meat Free Monday I’m embracing Blue Monday by getting involved in the new blue food craze using the powerful antioxidant Blue Spirulina (powder). It’s benefits include protein and Vits A, K1, K2 and B12, iron and Manganese, which makes it perfect for creating my vegan (coconut yogurt substitute) mermaid breakfast bowl!

Blue food | Blue Spirulina | Stacy Grant | Food Photographer

 

52 Weekends No. 16 – Feed the Birds

This winter weekend I thought it would be nice idea to give the birds a helping hand finding their food with the added bonus of attracting them to my little garden.

So quick and easy to make and takes no time at all. All you’ll need is; bird seed (think my bag cost me a pound at Wilko), block of fat, found pine cones, string and cookie cutters. And simply dunk the pine cones into the melt fat them into the seeds. After that you can mix the fat and seed together and fill cookie cutters with the mix.  Chill in the fridge to help it set.

52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer | Bird cakes

52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer | Bird cakes