Thursday, May 17, 2012

The DIY letter set

Hello friends,
Lately we've all reminded ourselves how fun it is to catch-up with far-away friends old-school style, you know, off-line. So we made our own letter set, since we like writing letters so much.

First, the lad drew a cute, small picture in black-and-white, thusly:
Next, I printed a page of lines of full stops (with double-spacing between the lines), with a wee blank spot in the corner:

Then the two were put together and photocopied. Voila! Writing paper!

If you are a friend of mine that lives far away, perhaps you will get a letter on it. 

On an unrelated topic, do you have a good recipe for feijoa chutney? If so, would you share it with me?  I made some and it looked like blanketty blank blank and it tasted like blanketty blank blank too. But I've had it at other poeple's houses and it was fantastic, so I know that good feijoa chutney exists and I need some to call my own.

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11 comments:

  1. Please send me a letter, pretty please with @&^$%# feijoa chutney on top? I love that paper and just have to have me some.

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    1. Hey this reply function is terrific, thanks for helping me put it on my blog!

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  2. i want some too. harry-style writing paper, that is. that is a genius idea and i love it! p.s. i want to use the word 'thusly' more often.

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  3. I was recently given some feijoa chutney made, more or less, to this recipe from Peter Gordon
    http://feijoafeijoa.wordpress.com/tag/roasted-feijoa-chutney/
    I would go gently with the chillies but its a nice modern recipe, rather than the raisin based one that my mother made, which I always found a bit mild, though I could probably dig out for you if you want a mid century (bland) Kiwi experience

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    1. Thanks for the great link there Ellen, there's loads of good looking things there that I want to try, starting with that recipe.

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  4. The blanketty blank had me confused. I initially thought you meant bland and blank like so I went and opened this years vintage just to check before recommending the recipe - try the Cooks Kitchen Garden recipe. If your parents survived the 70's there will be a copy somehwere in your heritage. Very sweet chutney, good for tasty cheese. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes well on ice cream too.

    On the blanketty blank subject, have you seen F*&^ your noguchi coffee table yet? I think it might be your style and so funny. It has me tempted to make a terrarium too.

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    1. Amy, a million thank yous for pointing me in the direction of F Ur Noguchi Coffee Table. That was the best way to start the morning that I can think of. How can someone who hasn't met me know my sense of humour so well?

      I admire your clean mind, reading blanketty blank as a descriptor of nothing rather than an expletive. I should have said "bleepity bleep".

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  5. My friend and I made feijoa chutney in 2009 when I went for her wedding and stayed in her house in Auckland. We collected a plastic grocery bag full of feijoas every day and it took hours to make but boy is it fantastic with cheese and nice bread! Oh, sorry but I don't have the recipe it just reminded me I still have two (large) jars. YUM. I hope you get some good recipes.

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    1. I knew there was great feijoa chutney out there somewhere~! The link provided by Ellen above has a great collection of recipes for feijoa chutney and I'm going to try one out very soon.

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  6. Hmmm feijoa chutney. The one on feijoafeijoa. wordpress blog that is roasted with a manuka branch is YUM. A friend made it recently and it was scrummy. I made muffins with all the ones we were given and froze some of the pulp for future lunch box baking. LOVE the writing paper. Is very cool.

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