Thursday, August 25, 2016

recently | in the garden


...apricot blossom, nice light & the first seedlings in Mum's new garden boxes - spring is on its way...

Friday, August 12, 2016

a touch of sweetness


Some biscuit baking the other week - I highly recommend these Polish Lemon Sandwich Tea Cookies, easy to bake & also delicious. They didn't last long, which I always take as a good sign when I bake something new.

A couple of notes:
~ I used the zest from a whole lemon in both the biscuits & the filling (so two in total), rather than splitting the zest from one
~ I don't own a 1-inch cookie scoop (or any cookie scoop), so I just used a tablespoon - which must be bigger, since I only got 18 sandwich cookies (36 biscuits before filling)
~ also, the filling/icing is really nice, but the recipe does make lots - we ended up baking a butter cake later in the week to use it up (poor us, lol). If you get more biscuits/are more generous with the filling, you might not have this problem though.

Happy baking.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

snippets of july...


A few snippets of July, via instagram...tangles new & old + some faffing...yummy pancakes...forest wandering...pastel sunsets...winter bulbs flowering...& the first signs of the coming spring.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

winter wanderings | bundaleer forest


A few photos from a recent Sunday outing to the lovely Bundaleer Forest.

It was a gorgeous winter's day & we enjoyed our lunch (sandwiches) & afternoon tea (scones with jam/lemon curd + cream), with a gentle walk in between to admire the bare branches, lush grass, bright blue sky & sunshine. & just enjoy the quietness, fresh air & being surrounded by nature.

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