Faded Beauty, Little Gems and Light at 10pm

19 Jun

1   The  French lavender is still beautiful even as it fades.

Fading French lavender

2   I had cooked Lettuce with Peas the French way before but never tried Little Gems grilled or fried. I did them in just a smear of butter in the non-stick pan  and served them with Halloumi Peppers and they were delicious!

Little Gem lettuces fried

Halloumi Peppers with Little Gem Lettuces and Spring Onion

3   At almost 10pm after the match (which we won!) the light was still good and I took this shot up the garden. The pinks in the foreground smelled absolutely lovely.

10pm in our garden 19th June 2012


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11 responses to “Faded Beauty, Little Gems and Light at 10pm

  1. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    June 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Looks good – how do you fry lettuce? Never heard of it before. ~Patty

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hello, it has to be the small tightly leaved Little Gem I think that you cut in half and put the cut half down first into a little hot butter. When it’s brown, turn it over for a few moments but beware over cooking as it can get bitter. I’m told it looks particularly good if done in a griddle pan but I don’t have one.
      Hope it works for you

  2. Don

    June 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Great looking little meal. The Halloumi and peppers has become a favourite of mine, thanks to your cooking.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Pleased to hear that! The addition of the lettuce and spring onions was a good one. 🙂

      • Don

        June 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        Certainly was.

  3. Androgoth

    June 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Yes a nice idea this one, hey is
    the Lemon Curd recipe being added
    soon? 🙂 Yes I know, I am cheeky 😉

    Androgoth Xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

      I’ve drafted the photos – just have to add the text (which isn’t very long…)
      Soon, I promise!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      hello again! I have put up the recipe. Can I ask you to read it through and let me know if it’s clear. You’ll understand that this is the first time it’s been written down!

      • Androgoth

        June 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Yes of course I will, and thank you for adding it 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing that one now so I will zip over right now to have a look 🙂 I am replying in the little option window in ‘Notifications’ so I am not actually on your Space at the moment, but soon will be 🙂 Have a fun rest of evening now 🙂

        Androgoth Xx

  4. niasunset

    June 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I didn’t know this recipe, sounds interesting, this is very new for me. I want to try one day. Wonderful flower shot… Thank you dear Sally, have a nice sleep and have a nice day, love, nia

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    June 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I love your cooking my friend! And I agree with the lavender, it’s colour still stands so proud 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru


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