Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

2 Minute Salad Cream Recipe

A good salad dressing is the simplest way to purfylle a salad. Salad cream is so tasty and easy to mix through, which makes it a great salad dressing choice, however a jar never seems to go very far.

salad cream recipe ingredients

Mayonnaise might last longer, but is bland and the thick consistency can make it difficult to mix through salad.

In a moment of inspiration hubby made his own salad cream. It tasted great and we keep making it for our salads.

This is a super easy, super fast recipe that you make up as you need it. When I say it takes 2 minutes to make, most of that time is spent digging around in your fridge and cupboards pulling out all the ingredients and spoons and things.

As usual my measurements are very precise (not at all), so I thought I had better provide a measurement conversion chart.

dallop = approximately one table spoon
splash = 1-3 tablespoons
some = to taste or about a teaspoon
sprinkle = to taste

Salad Cream Recipe


  • a couple of dallops of whole egg mayonnaise (mayo)
  • a dallop of cream cheese
  • a splash of verjuice (or lemon or vinegar)
  • some hot English mustard 
  • salt 
  • pepper


  1. Add the mayo, cream cheese and mustard into a bowl. 
  2. Splash in some verjuice and mix. 
  3. Add more verjuice if the consistency or flavour calls for it. 
  4. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper and give it a mix. 
  5. Taste and deem it yum (or adjust as needed).  

salad cream

 Pour it onto your salad.

pouring salad cream onto salad

 Toss salad and serve. 

a bowl of salad dressed iwth yummy salad cream

Make it a meal!

Turn your salad into a meal by adding the protein of your choice. 

lamb salad

I had fried roast lamb leftovers. 

chorizo salad

Hubby had fried chorizo sausage. 

2 minute salad cream recipe

Anything that makes salad more appealing to my meat loving hubby is a total win in my book. 


  1. That dressing looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more stuff!! Pinned!!


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