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.

kidsshoes kidsshoes1 kidsshoes2 kidsshoes3 kidsshoes4 kidsshoes5 kidsshoes6 kidsshoes7So what do you think? Aren’t they gorgeous! They have been well worn and lovingly used. Some buttons are missing, probably came off after being worn for that last time, or they have out grown their first shoe. There are holes and worn marks. The first shoe is dirty but that’s what I love about it. It’s sole is showing the wear marks of that little boy or girl taking their first walk or having their family walk to the local park. The stories are endless as to what these shoes have been through and where they have been. And that is why I love collecting these old vintage pieces. The history in each piece is amazing. These children’s shoes are my favourite vintage find so far…

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?

silverbeet silverbeet1 silverbeet2But there is one good thing in my garden, the basil is growing really well and loving their position of sun and shade. And my strawberry plant has given me a strawberry that is nearly ready to pick.

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.

Baking, Cookies

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies

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I have really wanted to get back into baking goodies for the kids lunch boxes. Over the christmas school holidays I stopped baking cakes, slices etc. The kids didn’t eat as much and I found it was a waste if I baked something every second day like I do for when they are at school. I did bake a cake here and there but not as often.

To ease myself back into baking, I wanted to make something that was quick and easy. I found this recipe on pinterest and decided to give it a go.

Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies
 
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This recipe makes 15 cookies
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • gummy bears, I used 2 per cookie
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and stir in vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. This will help by preventing the centre of the cookies from cracking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Roll cookies into a tablespoon sized ball. Arrange on tray making sure you leave some space between each cookie. Using your thumb, press a deep hole in the centre of the cookie. Make it big enough so the gummy bears won't spill out once melted.
  4. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they are almost done. Take them out of the oven and them place 2 gummy bears in each cookie. Then put the tray back in the oven and cook for a further 2 minutes until the gummy bears have melted.
  5. Let the cookies cool on tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
This recipe was adapted from the original recipe at The Baking Robot
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8

 

Homegrown, Veggie garden

In the Garden….. happy seedlings

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cucumber

burntbushes pumpkin acorn

This is what has been happening in our garden this week.

  • Basil
  • Rainbow chard
  • Bush cucumber
  • Some of our plants are burnt on their tips from the hot weather
  • A plant has come up in our dirt area where we are landscaping the backyard. I am not sure what it is but I think it looks like a pumpkin. What do you think?
  • One of our trees in the backyard has little acorns growing. They look very cute.

I hope you have been enjoying your garden. Have you planted any new seedlings?

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Homegrown, Veggie garden

Ripe red tomatoes

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was lovely, not too cold and not too hot. I headed out into the garden and turned over the soil in the veggie boxes and planted the new seedlings. Grow little guys, grow!

Our tomato plants have given us a heap of little tomatoes. All of sudden they are ripening and you see little round red surprises amongst the leaves. Within the last two weeks though I have had to keep an eye on the tomatoes, as we seem to have some little guests having a feast on them. I had to let the dogs out early one morning ( it was still dark) and they started to go nuts running around the veggie box where the tomatoes are planted and trying to jump up on the sides. I grabbed a torch and went to have a look. I shined the light to the top of the tomato plants and there they were, two little mice! They were having a lovely chew on my ripe red tomatoes. I couldn’t do much at 3.00 am so I went back inside and hopped back into bed. When I got up in the morning (a better time of 6.30 am) I headed out to try and deter those guests from coming back. I covered the tomatoes that still needed to ripen with paper bags and tied them up at the top. I had to do a similar thing like this last year and it did work but if the paper bags get soggy from watering and rain you just need to change them. So far its working and I hope they stay away until my harvesting of the tomatoes has finished. Little buggers!

With the tomatoes that we did save, we used some of them last night in our dinner. My hubby cooked chicken parma and made a lovely tomato sauce to spread over the crumbed chicken. It feels good knowing that you have grown them yourself and of course they taste so much better than the store bought ones. I just hope I will have some tomatoes left to pick and get my hubby to make some more of his nice homemade sauce.

Uncategorized, Veggie garden

In the garden….. weeding and turning over soil

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  • Corn needs to come out and do some weeding
  • Clear up the weeds and turn over the soil
  • I still haven’t planted the seedlings that I bought last week.

With the weather being cooler this weekend I am going to head out into the garden and prepare the veggie boxes for the new seedlings. I was supposed to plant the seedlings last weekend but the days went by so fast. They definitely need planting so I am making sure I get out in the garden tomorrow.

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can have a look.

Happy gardening!

 

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