Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Last Day of September...

... and not a lot to show for a dreary, rainy day.

Here's a very yummy custard tart that Helen made for DK while she was up here for the weekend.

and a yummy little dog (not that I've tried eating her or anything).



Yummy fruit in the bowl...


and delightful conkers (Horse Chestnut seeds) collected by the age-old method of walking along and picking them up off the ground.




Perennial sweet pea seeds collected by Penny in Folkestone and sent to me. Thank you, Penny, I shall plant them in the spring.



and the only surviving Laburnum tree (the slugs ate all the rest) now three inches high on the kitchen windowsill.

11 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Love the conkers picture.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks! I love conkers!

aims said...

I've never had conkers. What do you do with them besides play games? Do you roast them and if so - how?

Leatherdykeuk said...

They're inedible - it's sweet chestnuts that are roasted, not horse chestnuts. If you don't play games you can admire their form, plant them to get new trees and/or thread them for use in tag art.

Penny said...

A conker hit me on the head today.Quite a blow from that height!
I'm glad that the seeds arrived safely
You'll like them

DK Green said...

what a lovely post, wyfe! :-)

Leatherdykeuk said...

heh! Thanks for looking again!

B said...

that custard tart looks delish!

and the conkers look shiny and fab too :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

They are super, aren't they!

BT said...

Gorgeous custard tart, me n Jim love them! Beautiful conkers too. We brought one back from Milan.
xx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you Gina. Have a good trip!