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Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:52

Tarte Tatin anyone??

 Still have to make the syrup

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:44
Plenty of pallets in my garden - long way to transport them though!

No news on wedding front - sorry all a bit boring

Just double checking all I post now 

Cooked Tarte Tatin MaryBerry style. Pastry takes ages. OH was waiting for temper tantums, caramel that doesn't set etc but this was me cooking not TV stuff so no mistakes. Mind you still in oven, and never made it before,

Question though how do you clean caramel off saucepan

I grew Princess Irene last year - never been that keen on tulps - they were amazing, real wow factor just as rest of garden is just about coming to life. 

What's for tea?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 15:36

Tonight we are having shoulder of pork cooked from a recipe by John Torode - very slow cooked in a garlic, paprika, lemon marinade. Not done before, saw recipe and thought YUM

with cauliflower, potatoes, carrot. To follow a Mary Berry Tarte Tatin, as in programme earlier in week, 1/2 quantities

Son is here tonight so always try to do a decent meal for him.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 15:30

Just taken dog for play on green. (to be nosey) It'sin centre of all the houses.No queue at the portaloos. -in fact seemed very quiet. Made me think if it was my family you would at least hear revellry!

Did pop in and see extension just built on next door but one. Hmmmm!

Oscar dog now in detention in kitchen area - large muddy paws.

Jo just CHILL 

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 14:54

No real news on wedding front. Cars - not that many all tidily parked.

Just spent a while being amused by birds. There are all the little ones pecking and fluttering to get at the seed and there is wood pigeon calmly walking in a circle around all this activity picking up the seeds they are sending in his direction

OH  - no bread today/ 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:11


Rain first thing but now wind as droppped, sun has come out and it surprisingly warm. Washing on the line but ground too wet to plant my remaining tulip bulbs

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 10:52

" portaloos now on front garden by hedge - well I guess they have to go somewhere. Look forward to watching the queue build up later!. Cars beginning to build up as well! Just had problem trying to get out in ours.


See Kate didn't give much of plot away at all.

Small sink pond

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 10:11

Hi Well that answered a question I have, I have just startd a pond ina galvanised tin bath. All summer I kept an expensive pygmy water lily alive in a bright orange B&Q bucket - even had flowers but now what doi do? It's water lily leaves. Do i let them be in the water or remove them bfore they decompos too much. The lily is now in the bath not the bucket.

where to find plants with someones name

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 10:07

Thanks, it gave me an idea to solve a name problem

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 09:54

Hello again - about GW. I felt that the last few episodes have been a bit light weight. Was MD clearing leaves by hand to demonstrate  how  those with less land can clear them. Sorry can't comment on rest - went to sleep. Will catch up on iplayer

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