Saturday, 16 August 2008

Moving on up

I feel like I've made great leaps in my gardening and culinary skills this week.

Not only have I managed to make a sticky toffee pudding and acquire a petis fours baking tray, (sounds much more elegant that mini muffin tin don't you think?), I have also become the successful pollinator of not one but three pumpkins! What's more I've even 'slung' them as in with my other babies *grin*.

Here you have a couple of the little beauties, trailing the fence. I had to start them climbing as they were taking over the floor space. As they have started to swell the stalks have looked rather strained so I've popped them in what looks like a little pouch sling to take the weight and hopefully stop the stalks from breaking. I think it's kind of cute, but then I don't get out much.

My first mini muffin attempt which I hope to pack up and take with us to an outdoor music concert this afternoon - if and when I get my rear in gear.


Bridget said...

I'm making absolutely no comment on the pumpkin sling, I'm sure you know what I'm thinking. Cakes look lovely, I wonder how many I could fit in my mouth in one go?!!

Claire said...

Now now Bridget...there is only you who thinks things like that :-)

Anonymous said...

we have corgettes!!!!

cakes look yummy :0)

Anonymous said...

I love your baby pumpkins. I've had to hand pollinate too and on my watermelon plant, I got one to grow. It's like they become pregnant! Beautiful blog. Where do you get your essential oils from?

Claire said...

I'm pleased you like my blog.

I usually buy my essential oils from essentiallyoils dot com. I tried to make my own rose oil earlier this summer with limited success. I'm hoping to experiment more next summer - with the benefit of a little experience :-)