1 We have harvested the last of our broad beans today – that feels both good and a bit sad. It means that Summer is almost over …….. They were delicious and I have frozen some for later.
The last of the broad beans
2 I pruned the Olive tree at the start of the summer (as advised) but was too hard on it and thought I’d killed it. Imagine my delight when I found these beautiful little shoots today! There are thirteen all together so it’s alive!
New shoots on the olive tree
3 Beautiful flowers from the garden.
Montbretia and Cornflowers
and a photo of Falmouth Bay from Carn Marth yesterday, for mixedupmeme
1 The passion flower has given us a beautiful bloom at last. Yesterday’s bit of sun must have encouraged it – as it did all of us!
White Passion Flower
2 An ex-pupil of mine is on holiday in Cornwall with her partner and wanted to meet up which was really sweet of her. We had a lovely time over coffee in The Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth catching up after six years. What a beautiful young lady (inside and out) she is now at 22!
3 Last delicious dish made for the reunion week – Sicilian Caponata which is beautiful and very colourful, will serve as a side dish for the meat eaters and is substantial enough to be a stand-alone veggie dish when served with some tasty bread.
1 My choir, The Ingleheart Singers, sang at a wedding (for the son of one of our members) this morning. It was such a lovely happy event that we were privileged to be at. You can click on any photo for an enlargement.
2 The beautiful owl quilt, by Linda Hennell, belonged to my parents and is coming out for the reunion.
3 We are going out tonight to have a meal with friends. I picked this beautiful bunch of non-scented flowers in the garden to take with us.
Illogan Parish Church
Hydrangers and ribbons
The Ingleheart Singers, bass, tenor and alto
The Ingleheart Singers, altos and sopranos
Owl quilt by Linda Hemmell
Garden flowers for friends
As asked, I have put two new recipes on my Recipe Page –
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!
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.
1 Singing with The Suitcases and Claire is always beautiful, rain or not. One of our choir-babies was with us as well as the daughter of a very good friend and they had great fun together. If you look carefully, you’ll see the Sally-boots which have been pulled off!
Beautiful new friends
2 We’re keeping Jake’s lovely models until his next visit. (I know, he may have lost interest!)
Jake’s models – the hangar made with Mikki, the aeroplane made with Mr S and the rockets made with his Mum and me.
1 We went to the beautiful Potager Garden, Constantine, to meet a friend, to play and to have lunch. We wandered all over the place exploring, noting landmarks so that we could find our way back and hunting dragons. It’s a magical place for children (and their adults!)
Having adventures at Potager Garden
Jake in the meadow at Potager garden
Lunch was absolutely delicious, as always. Lots of the food is grown right there in the gardens. All the food is cooked freshly on the premises and is a treat for the eyes as well as for the taste buds!
Having lunch in the Potager Garden cafe
Fritatta and salad
Ploughman’s with Cornish Blue Cheese
Tabitha escaping from the cafe!
2 There were flowers in abundance and Jake spotted the bee on the cornflowers.
Cornflower with Bumble Bee
3 This evening I’ve been to sing with the Three Choirs on a Ferry. All three of Claire Ingleheart’s choirs, about 100 of us, sang first in the courtyard in Trelissick Gardens and then we all, including our audience of about 200, walked down the hill to the King Harry Ferry where the choirs went on board, the audience on the slip way and we sang for an hour and were much appreciated by the friendly crowd which included KJ and Lucy, which was really lovely for me. Just as we finished we were all delighted to hear the beautiful sound of a pair of owls hooting to each other.