Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thoughts of Spring and Mothers

As soon as these blooms appear in my garden, I know that Spring is not so far behind. Time for me to finish pruning the roses and clean up the flower beds ready for a big burst of colour very soon.
Thinking about these two favorite earlycomers of Spring reminds me of my mother, who always had a big vase of mimosa in our living room around this time of the year, and invariably it always managed to bring on the sneezes for my father and myself, and she would throw it out after many protestations to the contrary.
Lori has a beautiful post here about Mothers and Daughters and a great low cal recipe for delicous blueberry scones, that I am going to try out today. When I read her post this morning, it reminded me of a wonderful poem' The Lanyard 'written by Billy Collins, and here he is reading it won't want to miss this, it is very good.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Winter Sunshine and Golden Gifts

A knitted gift for a birthday coming soon, a beautiful peachy coloured Debbie Bliss Cashmerino...I can't show anymore just now in case the recipient is looking...more on this later.

A golden flower picked for me by my granddaughter, Eve

A bowl of delicious sweet mandarins, given to us from our tree in the garden.

A special wishing stone given to Eve from me, this morning, as she danced in the sunshine and wandered through the garden, loving it all.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Making Bread

It was the perfect morning today to make some bread. I had the fire going in the kitchen, the dogs were curled up in their baskets having a mid morning nap and the radio was tuned to my favorite programme.
Last week I bought the new Alison Holst cookbook on breadmaking and this five seed loaf was a doddle to make...really easy.

It turned out to be very delicious indeed, and all I need to do now is make some Leek and Potatoe soup to go with it for tonight's dinner.