Of late, the bush pumpkins have started to form fruit. Small fruit, but that's fine by me because I, along with hubby will be the only one to eat them..
**Spinach pie recipe here. Substitute homemade ricotta for the cottage cheese and add a couple of dollops of natural yoghurt if mixture is on the thick side. Homemade Ricotta instructions here.**
Our neighbour's quince tree is teasing us with ripening fruit. He kindly rang and left a message to say it was ready for picking..and so one day after seeing to the goats I jumped the fence and loaded up a bucketful to be made into paste/jelly.
I was also sprung big time today while making brownies for the tweens. I decided to use the tempting recipe provided by dixiebelle but while assembling the sneaky, greeny chocolately treat, one after the other they all came into the kitchen to spy me grating the zucchini! Ugh! Why, oh, why are they so ANTI-zucchini?
$16 saw two bags full to the brim with things I suddenly couldn't live without, including a new/old pinny (apron), a preserving book I've been hunting down for aaaages and around 1700m of vintage sock weight woolen yarn.
Yes, I did measure it! It came in a huge skein, made up of smaller skeins, so I have been spending odd moments here and there winding it using a vintage Singer yarn winder I also picked up at an opp shop several months ago. I find it extremely easy to knit from this type of ball as the thread can be pulled straight from the centre, eliminating Roll Away Ball issue. A huge plus for when one is out knitting in public and the runaway ball invariably heads towards strange men's ankles...
I've also been thinking of the next update for the Slow Living - Month by Month diary..
Month two already to review! Are you thinking of joining in this month? I will post my February update in the next day or two. As with last month you are most welcome to participate and leave a link to your own bloggy update.
I found this little visitor in the greenhouse yesterday, unphased by my proddings with the camera. Cute, eh!
We have had an enormous amount of rain here today. I hope you and your house stayed dry if you got it too!