Peony roses are abundant in the USA and I just love them. We don't see many here down under. I probably prefer the white. Getting back out into the garden now the weather has truned. Looking forward to seeing the peony poppies that old flowers gave me from her garden last year. She loves to share her seed heads. I can only offer her forget me nots, they are the easiets to grow yet she cannot get them going! With the drought you have to think carefully about what you plant..
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I am heading over to USA in three weeks time and will be missing poppiedvine who will be just getting over the morning sickness I hope.
Spoke to my other little one tonight and he is always full of interesting news, just visited granny
I am feeling for my friend little jo - or old flowers as you may know her. Time is cathing up with her little nan, who has had a stay in hospital, much to her disgust at 94 years of age I think.....my thought are with Jo who loves her like her mother.....
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Recipe for Elsie's sponge
4 eggs - beat for 4 minutes with a Sunbean mixer (vintage of course)
7/8 cup ( use an old pretty cup with a chip in it) of castor sugar
1 cup corn flour
1 teaspoon ( silver- slightly tarnished old one) of bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
Beat eggs, sift flour and dry indrediects twice onto paper.
Fold with a table spoon ever so lightly.
pour into a floured and greased cake tin ( shake excess flour out of tin)
Bake at 400 degrees for approx 20 minutes
Remember not to open the oven and be gentle when you take it out of the oven - cool on wire rack ( an old rickety one of course) in a warm area
Fill withe cream and top with passionfruit icing
Place on a cake stand with doiley underneath and serve to your guests
Enjoy with a cup of tea
For the Dessert carnival hosted by The house in the roses http://www.houseinroses.blogspot.com/