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Guest Post, Horses Having Fun and Raindrops

1   I am thrilled today to have had my Guest Post published on Choc Chip Uru’s blog. I have also posted the recipe for Chocolate Amaretti Torte, which is delicious, on my recipe pages too.

2   The horses were having fun rolling around this morning before the rain started.

Horses having fun

3   I love the way the raindrops here have collected in a line down the middle.

Regimented raindrops

 

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An Email, Horses and Another Simple Supper

1   An email from a dear friend saying that I have just made her day!

2   Four horses in the field behind us today.

Four horses

3  Beautiful simple supper of grilled peppers with garlicky tomatoes and grilled Halloumi on top and served with some crispy bread to soak up the juices. Scrumptious!

Halloumi Peppers

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in animals, baking, Food, home, nature, senses

 

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Earth Day, Horse and Marmite

1   It’s Earth Day today and we recognised the day by planting two new shrubs in our garden, Choisya Ternata which smells lovely and another whose name escapes me at the moment and it’s too dark outside now to go out and read the label!!

Earth Day

2  There’s a new horse in the field behind our house, very beautiful.

New horse visiting us

3  Sometimes I get such a yen for Marmite! I just had to make some Marmite and Red Onion Scones which are delicious when still a bit warm and with butter on! You can find the recipe and see the photos on my new Food, Recipes and Photos Page. (How can I link that page to this post? Any help out there, please?)  The thought of scones was planted in my head by Choc Chip Uru of http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/   but I needed the savoury ones this time.

 
 

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Singing with the Suitcases, Marmalade Marathon and Redruth Bookgroup

1  Another fabulous session with The Suitcases and Claire Ingleheart. Today both Choir-babies and our toddler were there. It really is very special to sing, “Keep you in Peace’ with a baby in your arms gazing up at you! Thanks to Larissa for sharing Tristan. If you’d like to read the words of this beautiful song, they are below.

2  I bought the Seville Oranges for this year’s marmalade marathon. Mr S loves his marmalade and I like to make enough for him and to give away to friends. (I prefer Ginger Marmalade!)

Seville Oranges

3  It was our monthly reading group meeting at our local library this afternoon. We had very interesting discussions about the two books we’ve read since November -‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (Brilliant but not an easy read, set in Nigeria) and ‘Brixton Beach’ by Roma Tearne, a beautifully written and  powerful story, set in Sri Lanka and London. Both, we all agreed, certainly worth reading.

Keep You In Peace – Sarah Morgan

 

Chorus:

Warm be the sun that shines upon you

Soft be the winds as they breathe on you

Smooth be the roads that rise before you

Keep you in peace ‘til we meet again.

 

Verse:

May you have shelter in storm to hide you

May you have stars in the night to guide you

May you have ever a friend beside you

Keep you in peace ‘til we meet again.

 

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Verse:

May you not lack for good bread to feed you

May you not lack for good hope to speed you

And, for your singing a heart to heed you

Keep you in peace till we meet again.

 

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Stuffings, Carols and Mr and Mrs Rice

1  I spent another happy morning cooking! I’ve made three stuffings, one with lemon and cranberry along with the sausage meat base for chicken no 1, the next with leeks, chives and garlic for chicken no 2 and a fat free one  for Mr S whose gall bladder op is on 29th December so he has to eat very low fat until then – hard  for him at Christmas.

2  I listened as always, to the 9 lessons and carols, as I always did with my Mum and Dad. Cheers to them and other absent friends this Christmas.

3  Mr Rice is a star. He takes over the cooking on Christmas Eve – smoked salmon and cream cheese for lunch and a wonderful baked ham for dinner leaving me free and ready for the morrow! The lovely KJ has sorted all the veg and any minute now we are in for a feast!

4  Our lovely neighbours called in at 4.30 for what is becoming a tradition. Happy times.  And a Happy Christmas to all my readers – doubt I’ll be writing tomorrow!

5  I just have to add – the joy of seeing a 3 year old putting out the mince pie for Father Christmas and oats for his reindeer. An early morning awaits us I think!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Tree, Casseroles and Cranberries

1 Our Tree of Lights in the back garden is gorgeous and can be seen all through the house from the front door. (You’ll need to click on the image to see it properly)

2  I’ve made two delicious casseroles today to save cooking too long when the family are here – Coq au Vin and Flemish Beef, both firm favourites.

3  L from yesterday evening’s party very kindly emailed me his recipe for Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish which was delicious and needs no cooking! Mr S went out this afternoon to get the ingredients  so that we can try it this year.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Monday 7th November

1  Scraped out the condensed milk tin after making  KJ’s lime cheesecakefor the supper-with-friends on Tuesday evening. Yum! This was a wicked treat that Mum and I used to share. She could eat half a tin-ful!

(http://shelikesherfood.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/ginger-lime-cheesecake/)

2  Sang with the Inglehearts tonight. We’re beginning to prepare for Christmas and it was a real pleasure to have all the tunes and words come back into my head and to be able to help a new member get to grips with them.

3  Suddenly got to grips with the first line of the Nocturne I’m trying to learn!  Yes!

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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