Friday, October 12, 2012

And We're Off


The Christmas cake has been  started. I'm using a Pink Whisk recipe. It has worked out beautifully for the last few years. You steep the fruit in brandy for 6 weeks before you make the cake.http://www.thepinkwhisk.co.uk/2012/09/time-to-start-your-christmas-cake.html


A large jar of lemon curd another pink whisk recipe. It never fails. It was meant to be 2 smaller jars, but glass and hard floors don't get on.
http://www.thepinkwhisk.co.uk/2010/07/super-zingy-lemon-curd.html



The lemoncello is from Lorraine Pascale new book Fest, Fresh and Easy Food. It is something I have always wanted to try

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Not to waste the last of the vodka I added 2 vanilla pods so in a few week time I'll have lovely Vanilla extract for baking.





The 2 pots of Christmas potatoes I planted up are coming along nicely.




I got to plant out some wallflowers I have grown from seed. Hopefully the neighbours cat will not dig them up.




Add a present of Garlic. All going well I will get to the allotment next week to plant them.



 




 



2 comments:

  1. Wow, you seem to have the bit between your teeth this week! I'm afraid I am nowhere near as organised and seem to spend most weeks chasing after myself. I am toying with the idea of booking a couple of days off work to have some me time to do some jobs.

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  2. I've never made a Christmas cake as none of us eat it. I remember my Grandma making loads of them though, she always made one for herself and then one for each of her children and more besides.

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