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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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Harvest, Olive Tree and Montbretia with Cornflowers

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

Falmouth Bay from Carn Marth


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First Passion Flower, Meeting and Caponata

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.

Sicilian Caponata


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Singing at a Wedding, Owl Quilt and Flowers for a Friend

Illogan Parish Church

Illogan Parish Church

Hydrangers and ribbons

Hydrangers and ribbons

The Ingleheart Singers, bass, tenor and alto

The Ingleheart Singers, bass, tenor and alto

The Ingleheart Singers, altos and sopranos

The Ingleheart Singers, altos and sopranos

Owl quilt by Linda Hemmell

Owl quilt by Linda Hemmell

Garden flowers for friends

Garden flowers for friends

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.

As asked, I have put two new recipes on my Recipe Page –

  1. Sweet Potato and Chestnut Roast
  2. Vegetable Ring

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Marmalade, Unfurling Fern and a Buzzard

1   To make room in the freezer for the party food, I took out some Seville oranges and some apple puree and , I think, invented a new Apple and Orange Marmalade. It’s delicious!

Apple and Orange Marmalade

2   Our Tree Fern is settling in and today I noticed a beautiful new unfurling frond.

Unfurling frond

3   We’ve been hearing  buzzards calling over the last few days and today saw one in the field behind our house, busy with something.  What a beautiful bird, rather too far away to get a good photo.

Buzzard in the back field


Posted by on July 6, 2012 in baking, birds, flowers, Food, nature


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Garden Wall, Baking and Meeting the Neighbours

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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Faded Beauty, Little Gems and Light at 10pm

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.

10pm in our garden 19th June 2012


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