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Sunday, 29 July 2007

What's blooming?.......

Youngest son Dan's Fi-ver is bringing Kai and Nathaniel over for lunch today whilst Fi is working, so we get to play with the grandkids! Kai's favourite food is Yorkshire Pudding, so that's what we have to have, regardless of whatever else is on the menu. I taught MWM to make Yorkshire Pudding years ago, before I went into hospital for a(nother) operation so he could take over making Sunday lunch whilst I was laid up. He is now the MASTER Yorkshire Pudding Maker - far better than me, so it's his job now (good ruse eh girls?).


Entertainmentwise I found this at Lettuce's blog yesterday - SCREAMING BEANS - have a look it's literally a scream.



By way of a change a rare slice of sunshine on Friday got me out in the garden. Here's what's blooming at the moment. Hope your Sunday is good.












33 comments:

headless chicken said...

Mmmmm....I love yorkshire pudding! None for us today, we're having pork so apple sauce instead!
Btw, thanks for the award but not sure that I know how to collect it or how to pass any on!!!!

Akelamalu said...

headless chicken
Mmm Pork and apple sauce - lovely!

If you right click on the award, then click on 'save as' and save it somewhere on your computer you can then upload it into a post about the award. Hope that helps.

Misslionheart said...

Lovely plants and flowers. My nastursiums drowned in the pots this year! :-(

GEWELS said...

Love the blooms- they seem to have fared well in the rain, huh? The foxglove is one of my favorites. And the passion flower is gorgeous. Do you use the nasturtiums in salads?

I've always wanted an English Garden- but, here, all I get are stupid orange daylilies (yuk) and weedy-looking blooms like the black-eyed Susan's. I've tried desperately to keep hybrid delphinium- to no avail.
I've told you that your garden inspires mine. Too bad we don't have your climate though.

Linda said...

I've never had Yorkshire Pudding, I shall have to find someone that knows how to make it and give it a go one of these days!

Thanks for the lovely award, I shall have to pay it forward once I get a chance to catch up!

Your garden looks just lovely!!

Akelamalu said...

misslionheart what a shame about your nasturiums, but I'm sure you'll try again right?

Flowerpot said...

we've got a bit of sun here - excuse me while I pass out. Your garden's looking a lot healthier than mine! My poor plants just look drowned...

Akelamalu said...

Thanks gewels, yes everything has survived the rain except the hanging baskets. Believe it or not they were as dry as a bone when we got back off holiday, even though I had a watering system for them! Don't ask me how!!!

I have used nasturtiums in salads but not often.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely flowers and i had yorkshire pudding on a carnival ship, it was wonderful!

smiles, bee

Akelamalu said...

You've never had Yorkshire Pudding Linda??

Have a go yourself here's MWM's recipe.

4 fluid ounces of Whole Milk
3 large tablespoons Plain flour
1 whole egg
1 egg white
seasoning

Whisk all together and leave to stand whilst oven is heating up Gas Mark 6

We make 12 in a bun tin, you probably call it a muffin tin, but you can make a large one and put cooked sausage in it "Toad in the Hole".

Put a small amount of lard (cooking fat) in each bun hole and when smoking hot pour in the batter about a quarter of the way up each bun hole.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until risen and golden brown.

Let me know if you try it what you think. Enjoy.

Akelamalu said...

We've had a gorgeous day here flowerpot. We've been out in the garden with the grandchildren for most of the afternoon! Apparently the forecast for the coming week is drier and warmer!!!

Akelamalu said...

Ah Bee glad you enjoyed your yorkshire pudding. MWM likes one after lunch with jam and cream on - delicious!

Dumdad said...

Yorkshire pudding and gravy - bliss!
The French beat us hands down in most culinary departments but good roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or steak and kidney pie hold their own in my opinion. (Son of a Yorkshireman shining through!).

RUTH said...

You're like me Akela; the extra egg white in the yorkies makes all the difference. Great slideshow...blooming lovely :o) Like the variagated nasurtiums; did you know you can pickle the seeds and use them in the place of capers?
Rx

Akelamalu said...

You are so right dumdad nothing can beat Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding!

Akelamalu said...

Yep the extra egg white does make all the difference Ruth. I didn't know that about nasturtium seeds, thanks for telling me. :)

Bankerchick said...

Beautiful blooms, You must have a lovely garden. I love Yorkshire Pudding but I haven't had it for a while. When I use to cook I did make toad in a hole for the kids once from a magazine. Turned out very tasty. I didn't realize I was making Yorkshire Pudding!

Akelamalu said...

My garden is not as nice as some but better than others bankerchick. :)

Yorkshire Pudding is just batter when all said and done, very versatile! :)

Shaz said...

Yorkies goes with any thing! As a Grandma you should know that!

ab slide show & we just loved those Beans . . . .lol

Dan's Fi-ver said...

Remember they now have a nom de plume - "grumpy puddings"...

Sally Lomax said...

Hope it was a good day!!

BTW you rock too. Have responded at last! Thank you for the award!

Catch said...

I have never had yorkshire pudding but I did have my beloved yorkshire terrior...lol

la bellina mammina said...

Love your garden! Beatiful photos. Reading about El Gouna - I wanna visit it now!

Miss Understood said...

It's not a good idea to play screaming beans at 4 in the morning with the volume up full!

I'll have to try the extra egg white, I think.

The garden looks lovely by the way!

Akelamalu said...

Yorkies are delicious on their own even shaz. :)

Akelamalu said...

Ah yes, 'grumpy puddings' now, I forgot dan's fi-ver x

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome Sally. :)

Akelamalu said...

You didn't eat him I hope Catch?

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Bella, I hope you get to El Gouna, I can recommend it. :)

Akelamalu said...

missu you keep forgetting to turn the speakers down don't you? :)

julia said...

I love your slide show and your garden is very restful, even as I take a virtual stroll here at my desk at work.

Akelamalu said...

Thank you Julia, I'm glad you've enjoyed it. :)

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