Sunday, 20 October 2013


So much for my big weekend sewing - there seem to be more food photos than anything else in this post.
  • Rhubarb and Apple Upside Down Cake.  Please note the absence of baked caramel on this cake - all was going well until it started baking in the oven - then the caramel oozed out the bottom of the cake tin (lesson here - do not use spring-form tins for recipes like this), and dripped all on the racks and subsequently burnt on the bottom of the oven.  Needless to say I now have a shiny clean oven
  • Broad Bean and Pea Dip with pita crisps - made from the last of my broad beans - sort of like a green hummus. 
  • Sunday morning brioche - this week custard and raspberry.  I think this is the last batch for a while, the dough seemed to stick and break more now that the weather is getting warmer.  I told The Scout he will have to start doing Sunday brunch on the BBQ for us all.
  • Fabric pull for a sewing machine cover for my machine.
  • One of the beautiful Kalanchoes currently flowering in my garden - love the dusty pinks and apricot shades in this one.
What did you cook this weekend?
What is flowering in your garden at present?
Did you get to sew anything?
Have a great week.


  1. Your broad bean and pea dip looks delicious - as to the pita crisps. Looks like a very pleasant weekend for you - and those around you.

  2. All your food looks delicious, can I drop in to share?!!
    Love the fabrics you've pulled together for your sewing machine cover. How gorgeous. Will be keen to see the finished product. I've thought about making one for a long time but haven't got there just yet!!

  3. Nom, you got me all hungry. The thumbnail made me expect an onion, cheese and bacon tarte or something similar but I do love appleas and rhubarb, too. ;)


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