Yesterday I decided to bake something I haven't done before.
I had some pistachios I needed to use up, and when I was browsing through my cook books, I found a good recipe in this one (one of mine favourite baking books);
lime cake with pistachios and almonds, using honey instead of sugar and olive oil instead of butter.
Following instructions, I always forget that my oven bakes little faster;
I think I managed to get the cake out just in time!
Despite the slightly burnt sides, it tastes really nice, moist and not too sweet;
and with a dollop of creme fraiche it's just the thing to go with afternoon coffee.
There is a new addition to our garden, new clematis to be grown in a pot.
This is Clematis "Alaina" (I love the name), from Taylors Clematis Nursery , from the "Boulevard" collection - small enough to be grown on the patio.
It has been a very windy week in our part of the world, and again very little rain.
We have been saving all the water from the kitchen, to keep the garden going.
The quince blossom came and went quite quickly, being blown away,
but I managed to get a picture of this pretty flower.
Thank you for stopping by,
I wish you all a very good week!