Bits and bobs today. First, some crochet
I've finally decided what to make out of my Debbie Bliss cotton. A simple stripey blanket using trebles (US double crochet). I can't resist a rainbow. I just hope I've got enough yarn to make a decent sized blanket.
Next, a weekend cake. Chunky fruit cake from The River Cottage Everyday Cookbook. This should be made with wholemeal flour and it is very good with it but I had run out. I'd also run out of light muscovado sugar so used demerara instead. The fruits called for in the recipe are figs, prunes and apricots, but I substituted dates for the apricots. Recipes are guides not straitjackets. It was delicious.
Yesterday was a lovely day, and we decided to light our little barbecue and grill some skewers. My boys made some pork and apricot kebabs which they brushed with honey and mustard. Delicious.
Today is the 25th which means it is time to see how the Quince Tree is progressing. I promised you leaves and blossoms. The leaves have arrived but the blossom has a little way to go yet.
Each of these little pink points will have become a golden quince by October. Fingers crossed.
And finally some forget-me-nots. They are so pretty close up.
I do hope you are all having a lovely weekend and enjoying the warm spring weather -if you have warm spring weather where you are.