|New Year's Eve starter. Our own cure meat|
with some (shop) melon.
|The makings of another superb cake.|
|Polly (l) and Lily (r) on the front lawn.|
|Fine looking, sturdy ewes. Lily (l) and Polly (r).|
|That cake. The 'icing' is melted chocolate, butter and honey. |
A bit of clementine 'zest' gets sprinkled on. This is Ottolenghi's
recipe, says Liz.
I guess that's it for the 'Season'. Tomorrow the decorations all come down, the fancy booze gets stacked away and the house returns briefly to 'dull' normality. Of course we quickly get acclimatized to this and start to feel the excitement of the coming Spring. 'Dull' does not last very long. I am already looking at how much weeding and cultivation I need to do, buying seeds and plants and getting the garden going again.