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.

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.

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


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.




  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.

  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.