Saturday, 31 October 2009
Happy New Year!
Friday, 30 October 2009
Above is a photo of the 'tweaked' recipe, Pear and Almond Tart. Again, home grown pears.
Nigel Slater is one of my favourite cookery writers, alongside Elizabeth David, and Madhur Jaffrey. These Hazelnut Biscuits are his recipe, and they have been a real hit. They have become an instant favourite here at ''Dragons' Wood''.
Another of Nigel's new recipes, is his Mushroom Pasties. I did add a small amount of dried ceps (reconstituted )to the mushroom mix, but that is just me fiddling. They were quick and easy to make, no difficult ingredients, and disappeared off the plates in the clattering of a spoon, (or the squeezing of a lemon, to quote Mrs David), so I'm afraid there are no pictures.
These recipes are from the Observer magazine.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
I did not find a card, or a label for this stand, but these little Goblins were so beautifully made.I half-expected them to move.
This necklace, from the Punkfaery (www.thepunkfaeryartworks.com) was too beautiful to resist.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I also thought I would pick any Damsons I could find, on our rather scrawny tree. As you see, I picked a few. I will have to pick again over the week-end, as there are lots hiding , tucked up tight under the leaves.
At the same time, I had a look at a self-sown curcurbit plant in the corner of the vegetable garden... And found lots of these little Squashes! I picked those which are of a useable size, and have left twice as many on the plant.