Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weekend Baking...

 Last weekend I had a baking day.  I will be having some visitors in October so I decided to make some quiches to put in the freezer.  I had a heap of spinach to pick from the garden
so I decided to make a large spinach quiche and some small bacon and mushroom.
I also picked the beetroot to pickle.
I have never made pickled beetroot before but it was quite easy.  I tasted a piece and it wasn't too bad for my first effort!
I also make a loaf of bread and some bread rolls, this time on my own with no help from Mary-Jane, but maybe I should have!  They turned out ok and tasted alright.
Around the garden....the 2 standard roses that I transplanted either side of the front steps, unfortunately didn't make it, so I have replaced them. I am happier with the new ones as they are a bit smaller and suit the spot better.
The foxgloves are starting to flower.

Azalea, bluebells and daisy look lovely together.

Pansy and lobelia
Some of my herbs are growing well.
Flowers looking pretty around the birdbath.
 Early on Monday morning I heard the screech of Black Cockatoos and they sounded close by.  I have heard them a few times now.  So I picked up the camera and out the back door I went to see if I could find them.  I looked in the distance around the trees in the neighbours yards and then when I looked straight up in my backyard (in the tree over the back fence) there they were sitting up high, so me fumbling to try and get the camera out off they flew....damn...it would have been a close shot. Then they flew into a distant neighbours tree, can you see it on top of the pine tree branch (in the middle of the photo) the white bit of the beak...wish I had of been quicker!
Hope you are enjoying your spring garden!


  1. Mmm,that freshly baked bread looks good enough to eat :) and those quiches,lovely.
    Your garden is looking so nice,isn't the Spring weather gorgeous. I am enjoying it and making the most of it before the heat we are going to get in excess this year. x

  2. What a delicious post. Those quiches...yum. Your garden is looking good too. I really like your front porch, it looks like a great place to sit.

  3. Hi Karen, A great newsy post to catch up with you again. Your garden looks lovely and I can see that you've spent a lot of time out there. You cooking looks yummo too - makes me want to come and visit. Hi Bailey! Lucy send her love. Maa

  4. Your Spring garden is looking lovely:) I think I might make a quiche today with some of my silverbeet. I have a friend coming for lunch tomorrow, it would make a nice change to sandwiches. Thanks for the inspiration.



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