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Mouse, Ginger Lily and Foxglove

  This photo is from last year as this year the mouse has been too quick for me to catch on camera.

 

Reading and A Field

After a busy time in town, I spent the afternoon in the garden reading my new book, bought in our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, this morning. The coffee shop is lined with books for customers to read while having their coffee and, if it catches your imagination, it can be bought for just £1! Unbeknownst to me, the lovely Mr S caught me deep in Robert Galbraith’s “Troubled Blood.”

While out this afternoon, he took a photo of one of our favourite fields, one we watch through the seasons.

 

Full Moon, Posy and Nasturtium

It’s a full moon tonight but as I went to bed last night, this beauty greeted me.

Another colourful posy for Ti.

The first nasturtium has flowered on Mum’s pan stand. I’ll show  you the whole tower soon.

 

Beetle, Courgettes and Stuffed Flowers

The lovely Mr S spotted this gorgeous little Shield Beetle on the new fence this morning and called me to take a photo .

We picked our first baby courgettes at the allotment to have in a risotto tonight. 

I have always fancied cooking Stuffed Courgette Flowers so tonight, I looked up a recipe and made some.  They were truly scrumptious. The first and only time we have eaten these was in a posh restaurant in Arizona!.

Tonight’s blog is dedicated to Larrick, the bravest and most positive person I know. It goes winging through the ether to him taking love from us and our Barcelona bunch.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2022 in allotment

 

Poppy and Pudding

We have the most glorious red poppy, crumpled and very beautiful.

Supper tonight was delicious leftovers from last night followed by Mum’s Strawberry Shortcake, a dessert that brings back lots of memories. I made shortbread using Mum’s failsafe recipe and then the wondrous mixture of condensed milk with lemon, mixed until thick and then added lots of strawberries and blueberries.

Mum’s Strawberry Shortcake

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2022 in nature, photography, Postaday2022

 

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Friends, Dinner and Salad

For the first time in more than two years we have had friends round for dinner. I read a new recipe last week and decided this would be our meal – Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Gnocchi which I served with a salad of leaves and flowers from our garden.We followed this with a Strawberry and Blueberry Eton Mess and cheeses – all absolutely delicious.  What a delightfully ‘normal’ evening full of catch-up, laughter and happiness.

 

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Flowers, Breakfast and Sea

We met our lovely friends for breakfast as we have done each month for a couple of years. It was the turn of the Blue Bar in Porthtowan today and as usual we enjoyed  delicious meals and talked almost non-stop!

Breakfast for me was Toasted Banana Bread with Mascarpone and Berries with Honey – yum.

The red flag was up so there was no-one in the sea where the waves were crashing onto the shore.

 

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A Flower for You

Geranium

We went to the Hall for Cornwall tonight, for the first time since the pandemic started. We laughed all night being entertained by Omid Djalili and his intro act whose name I must find out as he too was very funny.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Jam, Meadow and Cornflower

I potted up the freezer jam today and now it’s in the freezer awaiting scones and cream – and visitors!

We discovered a new family run nursery today and bought a couple of lavender plants to be here in pots now and to be transferred to the pollinator border at the allotment in the autumn. Behind the selling area is a beautiful meadow. Catching wind blown flowers is quite hard so I made a very brief video with blustery blooms and bird song too. I did get one of the cornflowers in a moment of lull..

 

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Jam, Cake and A Potato

It’s strawberry time and we have run out of our favourite Strawberry Freezer Jam. We have had only four on our plants so today I bought some to make the jam.

Strawberries mashed with sugar and Certo added. Resting now for 24 hours.

I found a delicious sounding recipe, Easy Italian Pear Cake, the other day, and made it today. It is very good especially with some vanilla cream.

Easy Italian Pear Cake

We are delighted that we can harvest new potatoes at the allotment. Here is the biggest dug up today.

 

 
 

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