Garden Wall, Baking and Meeting the Neighbours

22 Jun

1   At last it stopped raining and we were able to give the garden wall its first coat – on its way to becoming beautiful.



2  This afternoon I made the Lime and Ginger Cheesecake and put it in the freezer ready for the family reunion in July.

Lime and Ginger Cheesecake

3   More cooking this evening as I went across the road to a Pampered Chef Party where two super dishes were demonstrated but the highlight of the evening was meeting so many of the lovely people in our road whom I had never met before. The Chef showed us how to make this fabulous Mediterranean Vegetable Ring (which I shall be making and putting onto the Recipe pages before too long) and then we were able to eat it! Delicious!

Mediterranean Vegetable Ring


Posted by on June 22, 2012 in baking, community, environment, Food, garden


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35 responses to “Garden Wall, Baking and Meeting the Neighbours

  1. Barbara Garneau Kelley

    July 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog. I look forward to reading about your beautiful things……

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 24, 2012 at 2:22 am

    You are SO busy. YOUR baking is awesome. Y’know, I hope I’m a baking grandmother one day, I DO.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2012 at 5:18 am

      Being a baking Grandmother is a lot of fun and I really hope you have the joy of that in due course,

  3. erranttranscendentalist

    June 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Ginger-Lime Cheesecake!!!! Oh my heavens–I am salivating onto the keyboard!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      It is soooo good! Sorry I can’t send you a piece! 🙂

  4. reneeboomer

    June 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Love how you find ‘beautiful things’. YOU are amazing! Have a wonderful day Sally. 🙂 hugs. Renee

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      How lovely of you to say so! Thank you very much 🙂
      I hope you are having a wonderful day too 🙂

  5. pamasaurus

    June 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The wall is looking beautiful!!!

    I loooove pampered chef! I have so much of their stuff, haha. My mom used to be a consultant, and I got all her stuff when she stopped and I moved out 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      You lucky person! It’s lovely stuff, especially the stoneware! 🙂

      • pamasaurus

        June 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        Haha, the stoneware is the one thing I don’t own. I can’t stand to touch it; it gives me chills just imagining it! Apparently this is a common issue; my mom and our current favorite representative both have had numerous people say the same thing!

        I do have the full set of nonstick cookware, and it is amazing. So, so amazing!

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

          That’s very interesting! I liked the look of it but didn’t touch it and I didn’t buy any because it was very expensive and now I’m glad I didn’t! 🙂

          • pamasaurus

            June 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

            I should also add that my Aunt has basically every piece of stoneware and LOVES it. Just make sure you can stand the feel of it before purchasing, haha.

          • mybeautfulthings

            June 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

            Thank you for the advice 🙂

  6. Androgoth

    June 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    There are many things that I need to be
    getting on with in my gardens but unfortunately
    the weather has other plans so I will just have
    to wait until the Summer comes 🙂 lol

    That wall has been transformed and when your
    plants start blooming there will be a lovely colour
    to compliment your hard work 🙂 Now enough on
    the gardening, where’s our scrumptiously looking
    Mediterranean Vegetable Ring? 🙂 lol Well I am
    certainly going to enjoy that recipe when you add
    it here on your Space 🙂 Soon I hope 🙂 lol

    Have a lovely day today 🙂

    Androgoth XX

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I have to shopping before I can bake it myself. It’s just started raining (hope it doesn’t spoil the 2nd coat of paint!) so I may go out to the shops! Enjoy tonight’s football. We will 🙂

      • Androgoth

        June 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        Yes France and Spain I think, so hopefully it will be an interesting match 🙂 Hopefully your paint will be alright so have fun shopping, I know how much you girls enjoy that 🙂

        Androgoth Xx

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

          I only meant for ingredients! 🙂

          • Androgoth

            June 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

            Yes but can you really just shop for ingredients
            when there are all those boutique dresses to be had? 🙂

            Have a wicked evening 🙂

            Androgoth Xx

          • mybeautfulthings

            June 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

            Actually I can! Shopping for ingredients or books or stationery and I’m happy. Shopping for clothes is much harder because I know exactly what I want and it takes some finding. Once I have what I like, I keep it for years! 🙂

          • Androgoth

            June 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

            What a delightful formula,
            I will have to mention this
            idea to Jen but I know it
            will fall upon deaf ears as
            she adores shopping for
            clothes 🙂

            Have a very nice afternoon
            and equally, a lovely evening 🙂

            Androgoth Xx

  7. niasunset

    June 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    WOW! first of all these cakes hit me… Seems so delicious… I am glad rain stopped. Thank you dear Sally, with my love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thank you for your lovely comments. I wish I could send some cheesecaketo you. You would love it!

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    June 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see that lime and ginger cheesecake my friend, it looks and sounds like a stunner 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S Sorry again about the confusion, I am a little overwhelmed by schoolwork and balancing blog right now! I hope you forgive me!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

      No worries! Of course I forgive you! 🙂

      I’ve decided that the Chocolate Torte is more suited to the guest posting and hope to be making that today, ready for you, the freezer and the reunion! 🙂

      • Choc Chip Uru

        June 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        That sounds super delicious 😀
        Thanks! Can’t wait to see your family reunion post!

        Choc Chip Uru

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

          I’m so looking forward to ti! I haven’t seen my brother and his wife, from Atlanta for 8 years! I haven’t seen my other brother and his wife for a year and my niece and her son for 4 years! Three of our 4 children will be with us and it will be fabulous! I will be sure to post!

          Chocolate Amaretti Torte made and photographed!

          Have a good day!

          • Choc Chip Uru

            June 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

            That sounds like a reunion to rmember 😀
            How exciting! Have lots of fun my friend 🙂


          • mybeautfulthings

            June 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

            Thank you so much 🙂

  9. Shelagh

    June 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Waiting for the Lime & Ginger Cheesecake recipe. I think it will be the perfect thing for our spinning guild swimming pool party next month. SS.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

      It is delicious and very suited to a big gathering – only small slices needed as it is both tall and rich! 🙂

      You might like the Chocolate Torte that I’m about to make too, also for the reunion, also suited to large numbers. 🙂

      Can’t imagine a swimming pool party! Must be fun 🙂

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyondl

    June 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    love this blog! you don’t complain, you don’t lecture–you just provide beautiful things – thank you

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Thank you so much for those lovely words and that endorsement. It is lovely to have my posts appreciated.

    • WordsFallFromMyEyes

      June 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

      AGREED, Onthehomefront & beyond. This is THE best place to visit. It sort of puts things in perspective some days, just has me smile some days, MAKES ME HUNGRY some days…. It’s “all good”. 🙂

      • mybeautfulthings

        June 24, 2012 at 5:20 am

        Thank you for your lovely words. I’m just delighted that my three things (which help me keep things in perspective too) give others some pleasure too. 🙂


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