Homegrown, Veggie garden

In The Garden….. New growth

It’s Friday already and time for the In The Garden post. There is new growth growing in my veggie garden. With the rain and some sunny days the plants have really enjoyed it.newgrowthnewgrowth2newgrowth1newgrowth3

  • New growth of lettuce popping through the soil
  • New growth of parsley coming up. I had an old parsley plant there and left it to go to seed. What lovely little surprises!
  • My bush cucumbers are forming, how exciting!
  • The flowering of our rosemary bush. I think it’s telling me it needs to go in a bigger pot.

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what has been happening in Jacqui’s garden for this week. She has a plant that has amazing orange flowers. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Homegrown, Veggie garden

In The Garden….. Clouds and rain

It has been overcast on a few days this week so the light hasn’t been too great with taking photos out in the garden. We did get some rain though which was good. The garden definitely did benefit from it. Our trees in the front garden were really needing a good soak. Any longer and we probably would have lost a few. I did get around to planting some lettuce seeds though. Now I wait for the start of their new growth to appear through the top of the soil.

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  • Planting lettuce seeds
  • Pulling out the old lettuce
  • Our girls enjoying that lettuce, they all love their greens!
  • Two strawberries picked this morning, I shall enjoy them after lunch!

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what has been happening in Jacqui’s garden for this week. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Baking, Cookies

Vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies

These are a really easy and delicious choc chip cookie. I don’t really like my cookies too dry or crunchy especially when they have yummy choc chips in them. The cookies from this recipe are nice and soft. You can definitely eat more than one.

Cream butter and sugars until they are a light colour and creamy

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Then add in vanilla pudding mix, 2 eggs and vanilla

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Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt

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Mix in a cup of chocolate chips, until just combined

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all mixed and ready for the tray
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Place a tablespoon of dough on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins

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Take out of the oven when they are lightly golden and cool on a cooling rack

chocchip7Enjoy!

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You can wait until these cookies are cool before you eat them but every once in a while grab one after they have been out of the oven for a few seconds. They are very nice warm and it is very hard to stop eating them.

Vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies
 
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This recipe makes about 24 cookies.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 250g butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 100g packet Vanilla Instant pudding mix (I use Cottee's)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced/ 180°C normal oven. Line baking tray with baking paper then set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until they are a light colour and creamy.
  3. Then add in vanilla pudding mix, 2 eggs and vanilla, mix until combined.
  4. Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt, mix together.
  5. Mix in a cup of chocolate chips, until just combined.
  6. Place a tablespoon of dough on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins.
  7. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool slightly on tray. Then transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Notes
This recipe was adapted from the original recipe at Two Peas & Their Pod

Homegrown, Veggie garden

In The Garden….. A bit slow

gardengarden2garden1What has been happening In The Garden this week:

  • The rainbow chard has received treatment and is on the mend. The powdery mildew has gone. There are some nice big leaves that are ready to be picked, might use some on the weekend.
  • The rogue pumpkin plant is flowering. Will wait and see if anything grows.
  • More flowers from the strawberry plant are showing. Perfect little surprises!

And that’s about all that has been going on in our garden. I have been a bit slow in keeping up with the veggie garden. I would like to plant some more lettuce seeds and see what else that is in season that needs to be planted. I have been busy with other things. I have spent some more time with my crafting which keeps me inside most of the day. I hope to get out in the garden on the weekend and sow some seeds. Don’t want to fall too far behind with the veggie garden, got to keep those veggies growing!

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. She has got some great rainbow chard growing aswell. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

Vintage finds

Vintage finds

I thought today that I would share with you my love of vintage. I love old vintage pieces anything pre 1960’s, and the older the better. Just knowing that someone has used it so long ago and has used it in their everyday life. I normally just collect old cameras but I found these gorgeous little children’s shoes that were from the 1900’s.

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Veggie garden

In The Garden….. a bit of a problem

I think my veggies have something wrong with them. My cucumber and rainbow chard have a white substance on some of their leaves. I haven’t looked up what it could be yet. Does anyone know what it could be?

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strawberryWhat is growing in your garden? Are there any new flowers opening up or new shoots appearing ?

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

Veggie garden

In The Garden….. New Growth

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  • The cucumber plant has flowers starting to bloom
  • The strawberry plant is starting to have runners growing over the wine barrels
  • New flowers for the strawberries
  • While I was taking photos of the flowers a hoverfly came in and had some nectar. I hope he/she enjoyed it.

I hope you have been enjoying your garden. Anything flowering yet?

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

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