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Muscari, Flowers and A Veggie Supper

The Grape Hyacinths in the garden are truly blue in striking patches all over the garden – and then there is this one……

Our friends brought flowers nearly two weeks ago when they came for dinner. I have refreshed them with some Narcissi from the garden and they keep on going!

Tonight’s supper was another of Nigel Slater’s Midweek recipes – Butter Beans, cabbage and mi-cuit tomatoes and it was truly scrumptious, again served in our gorgeous new bowls.

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Posted by on March 13, 2020 in Uncategorized


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New Glass, Woodland and A Vegan Supper

Just in case we have to self-isolate at some stage, I have today stocked up on some beautiful glass so that I can spend my days playing and creating. Added to my golds and yellows, greens and blues, and the remaining Victorian pieces,  there is scope for all sorts of creativity!

We passed by a little woodland on our way to buy glass and were able to stop to photograph the Narcissi and the Celandines.

Supper tonight was a delicious vegan meal – Spinach, Coconut, Tomato and Brown Rice – the recipe for which was in last Sunday’s Observer. Here is Nigel Slater’s recipe if you would like to try it too.The coconutty sauce was scrumptious as was the rice flavoured with cardomon, clove and peppercorns.



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Magnolia, St George and Supper

The Magnolias at the garden centre were beautifully in flower

I always enjoy seeing St George and the Dragon in the car park. He is carved from an old tree trunk.

St George and the Dragon

I read the recipe for tonight’s supper in this morning’s paper. We had all the ingredients and it was as colourful and scrumptious as it sounded.

Preparing for Leek and Tomato Crumble, Nigel Slater’s recipe




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Butterfly, Fallen Fuchsia and Simple Chowder Supper

1   I followed this butterfly around the garden until it settled on the Kaffir Lily.

Small White Butterfly

Small White Butterfly

2   The Fuchsia is smothered in flowers but today’s very strong wind is blowing them off.



3    Tonight I made a very quick version of a Chowder, very loosely based on a Nigel Slater recipe, much more based on the ingredients I had to hand! Recipe to follow if anyone is interested. It only took about 20 minutes!

Mixed Fish Chowder

Mixed Fish Chowder



Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Beauty, Food, nature, photography, Postaday 2014


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Iris, Bluebells with Buttercups and Lemon and Clementine Parfait

1   Just one iris open – but so beautiful, like a butterfly.


2   Went to Tregajorran for singing this evening and where I parked was this glorious collection of bluebells and buttercups.

Bluebells and Buttercups

3   We had friends round for dinner last night and I made the most delicious pudding! Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait, an adaptation of a Nigel Slater recipe. To find step-by-step photos and the recipe, visit my page

Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait


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A Jay, Truro and Chocolate Amaretti Souffles

1  A beautiful single Jay turned up on the feeding table this morning, ate seeds, tried the pastry, had some oats and swept off into the fields behind.

Truro Cathedral from the car park

2  We had a day out in Truro for Mr S’s birthday – galleries, lunch, shopping and  ‘The Descendants’ in the afternoon followed by ….

3  …A  roast duck dinner and a new recipe that I’ve been waiting to try out for ages – Chocolate Amaretti Souffles. They were absolutely gorgeous, crisp on top and truly gooey in the middle. Thank you, Nigel Slater!


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