Paula Bailey

April 30, 2012

May 2012 Calendar

Well I’m sure Eira hasn’t been out much with her “wally trolley” collecting jars this month, but I know she’s been filling them with more of her wonderful jams, pickles and preserves. You can stock up at Roath Market – this month the Inner City Pickle stall will be there on Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th. Pop along and say hello to Eira, and see what she has for tasters!

The calendar has been made using photographs taken by Eira and Sean, in the Cardiff kitchen “as it happens”.  Just look at the colour on that strawberry sauce! I keep seeing photos of it but I still haven’t had any.

To download May’s calendar page, just click on the image below and you’ll be taken to a full sized version which you can download and print. It works at A4 and A5 so take your pick!  The June page will be available at the end of the month. If you don’t want to miss it, why not sign up to see new posts as soon as they appear.

April 2, 2012

April 2012 Calendar

I’m late with this month’s Inner City Pickle calendar! I know some of you were lucky enough to get a pre-printed copy from Eira at the Made in Roath and Milkwood Gallery Spring Fiesta on Sunday, but here’s the digital version for you to download and print yourselves.

The calendar has been made using photographs taken by Eira and Sean, in the Cardiff kitchen “as it happens”.

To download April’s calendar page, just click on the image below and you’ll be taken to a full sized version which you can download and print. It works at A4 and A5 so take your pick!  The May page will be available at the end of the month – I will remember!. If you don’t want to miss it, why not sign up to see new posts as soon as they appear.

February 4, 2011

Yellow Fever

It seems that everyone’s moaning about the winter at the moment.  The problem is, I think, that they started moaning about it in December when we were just getting over Autumn.  No wonder everyone’s so fed up.

So I thought I’d put out a cheerful and encouraging post today.  Spring is on its way! Yes I’ve seen the signs – little flowers are starting to pop their heads through the hard soil and buds and catkins are appearing on trees.

Yellow is a colour that is prevalent throughout the spring, summer and even autumn, and yet it is perhaps most closely associated with the onset of spring.  It may be because of the “host of golden daffodils” that appear in our woodlands, parks and gardens, and even on the high street outside florists, greengrocers and petrol stations.

Yellow is seen as a positive colour.  To me it lacks the warmth of orange, but it certainly does brighten things up.  On the other hand it can be a warning. We use it on our signs to bark instructions, warn of danger and send out signals at a distance. In nature it can mean poison, particularly when teamed with black.

Traditionally its ‘opposite’ (on the colour wheel) is purple or violet, but this pairing often jars the senses.  The orange/blue pairing works well, but yellow/purple and the red/green do not seem to share that harmonious relationship.  However yellow is complimented well by blue, as can be seen in the centre image of the yellow flower against a blue sky.  It’s all about light rather than colour wheels.

Yellow has a broad range of ‘types’ as with all the colours I’ve discussed so far.  It can veer towards orange or to green in hue. It can be a subdued ‘mustard’ yellow (supposedly the fashion colour this season) or scream at us with fluorescent versions.

Whichever way you perceive it, you really can’t miss it and I hope you find the collection below cheerful. Spring’s not far away.

Yellow Fever

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