Friday, 13 January 2012

Images Over The Years

These are some of my favourite pictures from my garden over the past 10 years. 

Woke to a cold frost covered garden , the good thing about this it is surely followed by a crisp Sunny day. Which is uplifting in it's self , especially after all the dull wet day's we've had here in the South West. The Pond at the top of the garden was covered by a very thin layer of ice. I checked the smaller pond which in turn had also a thin layer. Just in case any frogs were resting there, and gently broke the ice. 

Wile-e has been very lively these last few days , looking through the window. So we have taken a few extra walks in the sunshine.Which is also good for me as well as for him.

I tried a new Cookie recipe over the weekend , so good I was very pleased with the results. Also a Black treacle pudding , this was also very good. Served with fresh dollop of cream. As soon as Wile-e got a wiff  of the Cookies , out he ran and was behind me in no time. I think it must be the butter he can smell. Turns a dogs head. Do you find the same thing Arlene maybe? 

Beth gave me the inspiration and got me moving to making  Cookies. They are so yummy , thanks Beth so glad I did.

Well Wile- e has at last settled down on his cosy bed. So I will catch up on my reading .
Have a great week and I hope the weather isn't too unkind to you. Catch you Later :) 


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  2. You have a beautiful garden Sheila. I would love to see it in person sometime. England is on my Bucket List.

    xoxxo for you and Wile-e!

  3. What a nice post Sheila very tasteful, the flowers and the garden give a lovely echo of summer, hurry up and come back, and much though I'm not fond of the snow , frost and cold it does look very artistic, I do know what your mean about dogs and cooking, Tango's ears prick up as soon as the scales come out, I swear he knows what's about to happen< I too have a fancy to make some cookies, but not right now till all the painting and decorating is done, also I;ve had tango poorly, and though he's on the mend, Ruby now has the dreaded sickness and diarrhoea I'm feeling a bit jaded with two disturbed nights, no fun at 2 am on a January morning, I'm a bit behind with my email, blogs etc, hopefully will catch up shortly, but just had to come and see what you were up to, and am pleased that I did, I do like how you've set it out, well i'm going to watch the Bake off, take care and lots of cuddles and warm hugs to Wile-e, he looks so aristocratic sitting there. XX

    1. Thank you both so much for your comments. Let me know if you ever make that Journey Beth. Arlene I do hope Ruby feels better very soon. Have just been over to read your Blogs very good.

  4. Blessings....
    Lovely garden, wow what a hand you have. It hasn't been very cold here and not much snow, at least no in Toronto. Today though its nippy and the breeze has a bite to it. There was a little snow yesterday but today there is little remance of it.

    hmmmm, do you know i have never baked cookies from scratch? Cakes, bread, bakes but never cookies, I should give it a try.

    Have a maverlous weekend.

  5. Soft-Baked Current Cookies.
    150g plain flour
    1tsp baking powder
    50g ground almonds
    75g Demerara sugar
    150g unsalted butter diced
    1 med egg
    1 tsp milk
    100g currents
    50g choc chips
    50g flaked almonds
    Icing sugar for dusting
    1. Preheat oven 190c/170c fan/gas 5 and butter a couple of baking sheets. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl of a processor, add the ground almonds, the sugar and butter and whiz to fine bread crumbs. Then add the egg and milk. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and fold in currents and choc chips.
    2. Drop half-tablespoon of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Space well apart and then a pinch of flaked almond on each one.
    3. Bake for 18-21 minute’s. Yummy J
    IN case anyone wants a go at making these Cookies I find this an easy Recipe. Ps Add a little tiny more milk if needed. ENJOY and thank you for your visits xx