Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The dead tree

I had a bit of time to play not a lot but I fiddled around with wet washes and then this dead tree which is down the paddock, killed by the galah's ring barking it up high which is a bit unusual, I think it must have had an infestation of some sort of borer or bug. A shame as it was a lovely old pink gum.
I saw my small great grand son today, his mother was rather surprised when he took my finger and walked around holding it, he wont be 1 until the end of next month but then one of mine walked at just over 9 months and he was a terror.
They have moved into a nicer rental house, more expensive of course but not damp and mouldy like the other flat was. Just not such a nice area for walking.
I made several pieces of silk paper today in preparation for the bookmark swap I am in, I think I now know what I want to do.
Here is my yummy cake recipe that I made last week end, it is more of a dessert I think and it came from a Garden magazine I now cant find.
Here it is
Diana's Autumn Cake
120 gm butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts
2-3 cups peeled and sliced , chopped apples
1 tspn cinnamon
1 tspn nutmeg
1 tspn baking soda
pinch salt
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and add egg. Beat.
Followed by dry ingredients.
Mix well
Spoon batter into a greased (it said sugar but I didnt)
(I greased the sides and put baking paper on the bottom)
in a 8 inch (20 cm round or square tin
I used a spring form round tin.
Bake 25 - 30 mins at 175 C
( I baked a bit longer as still very uncooked, about 15 mins longer)
Cool before turning out
Serve warm with cream or yoghurt or cold,
I re warmed ours in the microwave and served with ice cream and cream.
I will put the Frittata recipe on my other blog here.
to nights Haiku is by Kyoroku

Around the glowing coals
of a Brazier,
Old men tell tales
of earthquakes

There have been a few lately and a terrible typhoon in Japan and nieghbouring regions.


The Weaver of Grass said...

Nice read Penny. I like you wash too. The cake sounds good although it is always hard to convert cups to UK measures.

The word verification is "resting" - so hope you are having a good rest after a busy day.

ArtPropelled said...

Pretty and restful painting, Penny.
The cake recipe is making my mouth water.

Celeste Maia said...

Thanks for the recipe, I think I will try and bake it tomorrow as my daughther is staying with us for 3 days. I loved it that your little one walked holding your finger. Not 1 year old and already walking!
Nice drawing too, Penny.