Consuming The Harvest

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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.  🙂



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.


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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March 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

Bits And Bobs Monday

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A bit of this and that from the past week  🙂

I love my homemade bread, absolutely love it.  Usually it turns out great, with ‘character’ and wonderfully tasty, so I’m not complaining.  But . . . I’ve been searching for the past few months for some different bread pans, ones that have slightly higher sides and a bit wider bottom.  To illustrate, in the photos below the first one is of a shop bought loaf and you can see how the sides of the loaf are higher and the bottom wider and more square than the second photo, which is my homemade loaf.


homemade-split-tinAny ideas where I can find a couple of these type (top) pans?

BH bought a Stanley Thermos to take with him on detecting outings, and I just had to get a photo of the label.  Apparently you can go online to share your Stanley stories. 😀  This really tickled me, and still does.  Stanley stories?!  I’ve not gone to the site to partake of the non-fiction (then again, doesn’t say they have to be true does it?) and can only imagine the tales of intrigue and suspense that await!


We had some lovely chicken breast from the butcher which I pounded out a bit and then cut each (2) in half.  I then simply dredged the pieces in seasoned flour (paprika, salt, pepper) egg, flour again and shallow fried about 10-12 minutes each side and left to rest of a few sheets of kitchen roll for 10 minutes.  Nice and crunchy outside and very moist inside.


Saturday I finally opened the Chatsworth Beer.  Given my penchant for Chatsworth, I just had to purchase a bottle while at the farm shop.  They did have quite a few different beers that I had never heard of, but this one was a Chatsworth beer!  🙂  I’m not much of a drinker and my preferred tipple is Guinness on the odd ocassion that I do succumb, but this was really nice.  And I’m sure that it tasted all that much better because of where it’s from!


And last, but definitely not least are these beautiful roses.  My favourite flower, and just the thing to brighten up the dreary February days.


Snippets Alphabet continues next post 🙂

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Written by kadeeae

February 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm