My youngest girl has a bit of an allergy to milk so I'm always trying to find yummy baking for her that still looks good. unfortunately I can't do buttercream icing anymore (I guess that's better for my waistline though), so colourful plain icing keeps her happy. Yummy dairy free (it really is a nice moist one) Chocolate Cake with Pink Icing for afternoon tea.
We live on an old subdivided farm (we only have 3 1/2 acres of the original hundreds that the farm would have been in the day) but we often find loads of *treasures* deep in the garden that have been dumped many moons ago - antique bottles are a common find. The Chief rolls his eyes and wants me to chuck them out but I keep them all over the house as little posy vases.
I've started hooking a beret/beanie for myself, but I'm a bit worried what the final shape may be. We'll see in a couple of days, but it looks so cute on this Greengate tray that I just had to share.
Finally, comfort food is needed today. I'm trying to keep positive with all the sadness in NZ at the moment so I thought we would enjoy some farm sausages, mash and caramelised onion gravy. The colours in the onions before I started cooking them looked so scrummy!!