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Of Flowers And Flowery Questions

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While out and about this past week looking for a small and reasonably priced table for the back garden I simply could not pass these up 🙂

I could have, of course, done something similar up myself and probably cheaper, but they’re a quick Spring fix and I will be using the little cauldrons over and over so still a bit thrifty I’d say and they definitely lifted my spirits!  We ended up buying two for us and two for the IL’s to give them a bit of colour to start their garden with too.  🙂

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We had gone to the HFG farm shop in Blofield (where the flowers are from), which has bits of anything and everything “farm-shoppy” and I love going there, although it is probably about 10 miles from us – I think, I’m not so good at distances, lol.  For the first time ever I purchased some goose fat.  I think I make rather nice roast potatoes, but word is you’ve not had a decent roast potato until you’ve had one done with goose fat.  So, I’ll give it a go and see if it truly does make all the difference.

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And of course, we bought some lovely local veg, some rolls, garlic stuffed olives (my fav) and a few other things.  It was nice to have a wander and see the garden centre section gearing up for spring and summer, the outdoor part where they usually set up tents and campers that are for sale was still shut though.  We went for a short drive afterwards and then headed back home as it was time to rustle up some lunch for The Beast.  Our first proper ‘gardeny’ and Springy outing of the year, enjoyed, but as is so every year, it served to add somewhat to the frustration that Spring is not yet quite here!

Before I go, can someone tell me what these flowers are?  They are small, only about 6 inches high in total, lovely and delicate.  Please click on the photos to enlarge.  Everyone have a great weekend, sounds as if it will be a nice one!

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Written by kadeeae

March 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

Apples, Apples Everywhere!

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I was the greatful recipient of some windfall cooking apples and got around to dealing with them yesterday.  They have been peeled, quartered, cored, sliced, stewed and seasoned slightly, cooled, bagged up and put in the freezer.  I used freezer bags because I can more in the freezer than if I tried using rigid containers, and with a bit of luck I’ll have a second lot coming today or tomorrow so I’ll be needing the freezer space! I did keep a small container out for making a crumble this afternoon.

[Cross-posted in part from PA]

Written by kadeeae

September 25, 2008 at 11:14 am

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Ooo! Butter Bargain :-)

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After reading Fiona Beckett’s post on her blog The Frugal Cook about the “Return of Marge?” and commenting that I’d purchased Country Life Spreadable butter at ASDA at £1 for the 500g tub (online) I just had to say that while doing an online shop at Tesco this morning I stocked up on Kerrygold 250g block butter as it was only 2/£1.60 – 80p each – 5p a block cheaper than Tesco’s own ‘value’ butter!

Love a bargain, me!

The offer is good (at least online) until 19 Aug if anyone else is interested.

Written by kadeeae

August 13, 2008 at 1:59 pm