Feather, Aquilega and Three Choc Chip with Raisins Cookies

31 Aug

1    Quite often we find a feather that has landed in the gravel of the front garden. They always make me smile. How do they land like that?

Feather in the gravel

2   It’ll be September tomorrow and the Aquilegas are just beginning to open. This one is new to us and is absolutely gorgeous – just look at these markings!

Beautiful markings on this Aquilega

3   I’ve spent a very happy hour baking this afternoon. I’ve had this recipe for Choc Chip Cookies for about thirty years having found it in a Choc Chip packet while in America on holiday. (After having four children in four years, ( No 3 turning out to be twins) my parents thought we needed a holiday and sent us to stay with my sister and family in New York followed by a week with my brother in Atlanta, Georgia! What a present!) I’ve adapted the recipe over the years and have put it on my Recipe pages (Top right) should you wish to try them. They are wickedly delicious, both crunchy and chewy!

Cooked cookies beside one of our special sporty 50p pieces to mark 2012 Olympics – to show how big these cookies are!

For you, Choc Chip!


Posted by on August 31, 2012 in baking, flowers, Food, garden, nature


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16 responses to “Feather, Aquilega and Three Choc Chip with Raisins Cookies

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    September 2, 2012 at 7:06 am

    That Olympic coin is very special, I think (let alone the cookies). A definite piece of history 🙂 I love how you do so much home cooking…

    Your flower capture is beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Thank you again for your lovely comments. 🙂

      I’m very sorry you have had to stop your blog about your life with Daniel. I’m hoping you’ll find another way to tell this moving and absorbing life story.

      All the best to you 🙂

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        September 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

        Thank you for your respect for the tale. There will be room for it, yes, in space and time.

        Thank you 🙂 N.

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    September 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    That feather is beautifully contrasted my friend 😀
    Lovely photo! And those cookies… you know I love them 🙂
    Also your guest post is now officially up – thank you very much my friend, I am sure everyone will love it 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you, Choc Chip, and for your lovely comments on the post 🙂

  3. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    feathers landing like that are good luck – okay, I just made that up, but they should be!

  4. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    September 1, 2012 at 1:27 am

    The cookies look delicious! Because you have such a beautiful blog I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Blogger Award. You can find it here:

  5. saymber

    September 1, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Those cookies made me hungry LOL! I have a recipe for what is called Cowboy cookies – you can add raisins, nuts, oatmeal and coconut to the recipe. However you make chocolate chip cookies…yum! I baked some chocolate cupcakes today. It’s my mom’s Easy Red Devil Chocolate cake recipe. What’s nice about it is it doesn’t take eggs, stays very moist and with cupcakes really stretches far.

  6. frugalfeeding

    August 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous cookies! Yes, it’s rather odd how feathers land like that… though I suppose the hard brittle part of the feather must be heavier than the light top end…

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      That does make sense! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting – always appreciated! 🙂

  7. mixedupmeme

    August 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    How did the feather land that way?

    If I saw you with a camera coming toward me, I would spiff up a bit too. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I’m glad to hear it! Saw a chocolate bar today called ME ME and thought of you! 🙂


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