Thursday, 22 September 2016
another season is here
September - autumn is really on its way, but we are enjoying mild and mostly dry days.
The garden is beginning to look tired, but there still is enough to pick for the house.
Last week I made another batch of jam, and although it is September, I still called it "Summer Jam" - a mixture of strawberries, raspberries, apricots and plums.
This combination really works, it makes a delicious jam.
Another lot of "sunshine in the jar", to be enjoyed during grey winter days.
Last weekend's baking were biscuits, thin and crunchy - with dry cranberries, white chocolate chips and oats.
They keep well in the jar.
DH and I went for a long walk in the woods; we did hope to find some mushroom, but this was the result of our foraging, rather a sad and miserable show. It has been very dry this summer.
This is a managed forest and there has been a lot logging going on this summer; places, where we would very often find something, were disturbed; it will take some years to get back to normal.
But of course, we don't come here just for that, the walk itself is a pleasure and interesting.
Not much stitching going on, but I did finish another block (no 15) for Les Fleurs du Mardi,
Quiltmania's BOM quilt.