So it turns out we love rhubarb over here (having never tried it before 😳) so we’ve used some in cakes, muffins and crumbles. But has anyone any ideas on how else we can use our glut in the freezer? I might make this👆Almond & Rhubarb cake again...it was delicious 😋
The sweetest lil Pekin baby. .
Pekin Hens make the best mothers. I popped a few extras from the incubator under a couple of girls that have day old chicks, less work for me & the mums are happy.
In de herfst lust ik elke dag wel soep. En ik experimenteer er graag mee. Dit is pompoen / kurkuma soep. Met eigen pompoentjes! Met zwarte peper, zodat de kurkuma beter door je lijf wordt opgenomen, beste van beide werelden. Lekker en gezond. 🇬🇧 This weather makes me craving for soup everyday. This is pumpkin / curcuma soup with black pepper. Healthy and yummy. Best of both worlds.
Eye candy from the garden......
1. Corn Cockle (Ocean Pearl) an annual easily grown from seed, plants stand up nice and tall and dance like white butterflies above other flowers.
2. Sweet peas now filling the house with the most intoxicating scent, grown from seed sown in autumn, giving colour to the archways in the garden.
3. Icelandic Poppies, grown from seed sown into trays in autumn.
4. Poppies (Papaver somniferum) the current garden show stoppers, self seeded from last year and were also sown direct in the garden in autumn. The stand tall some are up to my chin and are dotted in the pathways but I would dare to pull them out, love them too much to do that.
5.Nepeta 'Walkers Low' also wonderfully scented foliage and know as catmint, a perennial that is easy to propagate from cuttings, can handle hot and dry gardens.
6.The first verbena bonariensis of the year, much to the bees and butterflies dismay I picked them for myself. They are a perennial in my garden and are great plant for attracting pollinators. However they can act as weeds in some parts of Australia so be careful.
1. Dusty miller, a short lived perennial in my garden but can be treated as an annual in other gardening zones, has bright yellow flowers as well as stunning lacey foliage.
2. Coriander or cilantro the herb, an annual sown from seed. I let it go to seed for the flowers as bees love it and to collect seeds for use in the kitchen, the flowers float high on a cloud of green fluff.
3. Red valerian, a perennial, easily grown from seed, can take hot and dry locations with hardly any water.
4. Nigella or also known as love in a mist, an annual sown from seed, I love the seed pods as much as the flowers themselves, wonderful fluffy foliage.
5. Climbing rose Nahema, it has an amazing fragrance and is growing over the loganberry tunnel.
6. Stock are annuals grown from seed, planted amongst the perennials now decorating the borders with splashes of whites, pinks and purples.
To me this is spring done right, with my house now filled with homegrown flowers and the most wonderful fragrance.
Teeny, tiny window of opportunity🥕 I left a patch of carrots in the garden in hopes of having them at Thanksgiving. Now while I knew that the ground would freeze, I didn’t think that in such a short time, it would become a solid, impenetrable mass that would hold my tasty carrots hostage, but it did. It was downright balmy early this morning, so I seized the opportunity to run out and pluck my carrots before the earth sealed them back up. Now the hard part will be not eating them before the big day…frankly, it will be more like not eating them by the time I’m done typing this post😀 Hope you’re all having a happy Sunday💚