Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Hearts And Cake

Once again we are halfway through the month before I realise. I have been keeping quite busy and my month got off to a great start when I went to see my favourite band in concert. It's been years since I went to a such a big event and it was just as thrilling as I remembered.
Thankfully, following some dull days, it is now becoming noticeable that the hours of daylight are gradually increasing. Hurray! for that.
My eyes are telling me Spring is on it's way although I am still reaching for my Winter woollies in a morning. It has been very cold and incredibly windy recently. Yesterday I got quite excited (yes, I know, it doesn't take much) at the thought of hanging out my washing only to change my mind at the prospect of it getting blown off the line. Our walks have been kept at a low level for the same reason.

For the most part I am still cooking from scratch and really relishing my time spent in the kitchen. The bread making is ongoing and I used the same recipe to make some bread rolls which turned out to be just as tasty.
Also in the kitchen this week I baked a delicious Lemon Drizzle cake and today the delicate scent of the Hyacinths on the kitchen windowsill has been overpowered by the amazing aroma of freshly baked Chocolate Orange Brownies. A Valentines treat for me my family.
Happy Valentine's Day.
J. X

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  1. I love the sound of chocolate orange brownies, what time do you want me for tea? It really has been spring like weather and higher temperatures for the weekend.

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    1. You would be welcome at any time. The brownies are delicious but very rich, even I can only have a small slice. X

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    1. Thank you Amy. I love how you are embracing change and am looking forward to reading what else you get up to. X X

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  3. I think if you had hung your washing out yesterday it would either have blown over to us, or frozen solid. Today would have been a better idea . . . You are funny though, earlier today I saw my rotary drier propped up in a corner of the garden and wondered when I'd be getting it out :)

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    1. Haha! If it ever does blow your way would you please iron it? X

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  4. Mmmm, chocolate orange brownies and lemon drizzle cake, just the ticket.

    I know what you mean about hanging the laundry out to dry too, looks tempting but only if I want to chase my clothes around the garden!

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    1. It was a bit wild outside. Far nicer to stay indoors eating cake than chase washing around the garden. X

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  5. Chocolate orange brownies sound delicious! I've noticed it's been getting darker later which I'm happy about. We had clear blue skies here today, but really cold winds.

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  6. Love the photo of the grey sky and trees. Yes the days have definitely lengthened a cocks stride. x

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    1. Thank you. I just love how they silhouette against the sky. X

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  7. It is getting lighter which is great as I usually have a late afternoon walk.
    I am glad you are enjoying time in the kitchen I am the same, just happy making and baking xx

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    1. I don't mind spending time in the kitchen when the weather keeps me indoors. X

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  8. Yum, chocolate orange brownies are Daniel's favourite so it's a while since I've made them now that he's not at home. I'm loving the longer days, it's only recently that I've noticed the mornings becoming a little lighter as well as the evenings.

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    1. They are so tasty. I noticed for the first time this morning how much lighter it was. It makes me feel more energised. X

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  9. I just love your heart garland! Did you crochet it? Lemon drizzle cake sounds yummy! I hope your family enjoyed the Valentine's Day treats you made for them/yourself. :)

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    1. Thank you Bless. Yes, I did crochet it. I was surprised by how easy it was. Haha, yes, my family enjoyed the Brownies. X

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  10. Belated Valentine's wishes... Can't believe that we're already over halfway through February. Jx

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    1. It has gone so fast! And it has taken me until the end of the month to catch up. X

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  11. your hearts are so pretty. All your homemade sweet treats sound gorgeous! x

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  12. I love those little hearts on your fireplace! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you. They were very easy to make. X

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  13. The little crocheted hearts are gorgeous as is Lily in her pink wellies :) Spending time indoors baking sounds perfect, you can't beat the smell of freshly baked bread. The chocolate orange brownies sound pretty good too. I've been making a cherry and almond cake since Sunday but still not got around to it. Maybe tomorrow. It's always lovely to catch up with you Jules. Have a lovely week. xx

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. It is nice to stay indoors baking when the weather is a bit wild outside. I'm going to do some more today. Have you baked your cake yet? X

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  14. I love lemon drizzle, your kitchen must be smelling amazing xx

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  15. Sorry to be AWOL, rather behind on my favourite blogs at present :(. There have been some horribly cold winds recently but it's now still (almost) light at 6.00pm, hurrah!

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    1. I've been the same Jayne. I've been having a catch up of my favourite blogs this evening. X

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  16. Hey there, this post didnt come up on my blogger feed? Sorry about that. Loving picture number 1. Atmospheric! Hope you are well

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    1. I had to laugh. I was trying to figure out what was atmospheric about hearts, but I'm assuming you mean the tree photograph. I love how the trees silhouette against the sky. X

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