Thursday, 7 November 2013

Scenes from my week


 
 
 

 
 


From my birthday
  • family tradition has presents being opened in bed before  7am when everyone is  rushing to get ready for to work and school.  Yes I did receive a hippo - made by my sister.  Lots of choccy goodies, an ornament, garden art and jewellery too.  Now I just have to bake a birthday cake for tonight.
From the kitchen
  • mother-in-laws pickle from this book - made with lots of  zucchini (not from my garden yet).  Some for me and some will be part of Christmas hampers for my dad and father-in-law.  The name may have to be changed on this one.
  • strawberry mousse from my new Annabel Langbein Summer Annual - pureed strawberries, jelly and plain yoghurt - deliciously refreshing and sweet without being excessively rich.
From a bedroom
  •  a crochet owl cushion for Miss B, again made by my very clever sister in Australia. Pattern from here.
From my garden
  • crimson canna
  • lovely colours on the leaves of tropicanna.

7 comments:

  1. The strawberry mousse looks yum - I might have to try making that one myself!

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  2. Happy birthday!!!!! A great time of year for a birthday. Lots of green and pink/red highlights in your post. The mousse looks perfect! I was spoilt with homemade lemon cheesecake for my birthday, courtesy of Miss E senior.

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  3. Happy Birthday Julie! We do the early morning *in bed* birthday start to the day ... nice to have those traditions. Hope you had a lovely day.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Julie! Lovely photos. I just dug up my red cannas here and stored them in the basement under the stairs for the winter months. Nice to see yours coming up.

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    1. Thank you. I'm lucky enough that I can keep mine in the ground 12 months of the year.

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  5. Happy birthday Julie! That strawberry mousse sounds and looks delicious!

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