The garden’s been keeping me out of great grandma’s cookbook of late, but we’re really enjoying the bounty this year. Our fruit trees are finally giving us enough fruit to put aside for later, and the timing of it seems to be working with one tree finishing as the next one starts. I’ve been busy… Continue reading Our weird and wonderful tomatoes
Our good friends are headed off to Indonesia for a few years, so I’ve made the next recipe in the book to take for afternoon tea. It worked just fine, first time. I didn’t keep an exact eye on the time it was in the oven but it was just under an hour when it… Continue reading In which we farewell good friends (Marble Cake)
I’ve decided it’s time to go around again. “Go around what?”, you may ask. It’s time to do the ‘no-shopping-for-food’ challenge again. It’s been 5 months since I did it last time, and I’m right back to my old bad habits. I throw out leftovers from the fridge because I’ve forgotten they’re there, and buy new… Continue reading A Sucker for Punishment
I have a gorgeous friend who I garden with. We spend occasional days in each others’ gardens. We pull weeds, prune, chat, have our informal book club, and spend the last half hour congratulating ourselves on a job well done and exclaiming over what a good idea this is. At the end of our first… Continue reading The penultimate day…
I’m surprised I haven’t been picked up as a shoplifter. Not that I’m stealing anything, but since I’ve started on this challenge, all my trips to buy milk seem furtive. I’m in and out as quickly as I can, feeling and no doubt looking very guilty. Instead of strolling and chatting, I’m all shifty eyes… Continue reading Day twenty one – not shoplifting!
What a lovely weekend away with the girls I’ve had. I all but finished a quilt for the Aunty Collector’s bed, and had a enjoyed spending time with the girls and my daughter. The men had a good time too, although busy it seems. Mr Gorgeous sounded wrecked and went off to bed early. As predicted, there was food… Continue reading Day eighteen
I have quite a lot of garden, which I’m not on top of in anybody’s definition of the term. Sometimes it’s easy to see the work that has to be done, rather than just enjoying it. Today I went out there with my camera and deliberately looked for the beauty. I also got stuck in… Continue reading Day twelve