Friday, 27 January 2012

First Signs of Spring

Blossoms in Drimnagh Castle

Lost property and crocuses (croci, pedants?)

Croci, I've decided. Marlay Park.

Eh, Hello holly, wrong season. Morons.

These really didn't get the memo. Marlay park last week.
Been chilling with my homies all week. My homies being my two babies, sons, suckers, whatever you want to call them. Made some brown bread yesterday, a 2lb loaf, and it's nearly gone. That's the height of the excitement here.

Brown Bread:
Mix wholemeal flour (not good with quantities, maybe 6 mugs?) with 700 mls? buttermilk, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp bread soda. It should be runny like porridge. Pour into oiled tin. Cook at 180. Test with skewer. If almost done, take out of tin and leave in oven with door slightly open and oven off. Forget about it until that evening, or the next day if you're like me.
I added porridge oats too as I've way too many and trying to use them up. You could add any seeds either.
I love it with butter and Bonne Maman raspberry jam which I've started buying in lots of 2 as I can't bear to run out.
I made apple pancakes for tea today with the rest of the buttermilk; 1 cup flour, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, grate in one apple. Fry in butter. Eat with jam / honey.
That's all my brain can manage here, bare minimum of a blog post, sorry. Working on some meatier ones (one about me being a vegetarian too) I also take requests so don't be shy!


  1. daffodils are my aphrodisiac this year- i said i want a spring surprise. finding out i'm pregnant in the spring, or birthing next spring. today- there were two very first daffodils blooming in the walks. (please don't let me have twins though)

  2. I think you'll get your wish, all sounds very fortuitous! Is it global warming or are the daffodils always out this early? I've been drawing and crafting loads since I spent an evening lost in your blog, thank you for inspiring my creative side again! x

  3. i think daffodils usually wait for february, it seems awfully early- but mild winter..

    now i need the inspiration to get drawing and crafting again, i've been wasting too much time on fb


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