After several quite warm ( read too warm if looking up towards the sky, while working with the kiwifruit vines as I have been) last few days; this morning was dull and quite chilly. I didn't seem to be able to get warm. We have stopped having fires some time ago and I didn't want to resort to a heater; so; what to do? I went and put on a long warm winter wool jersey and socks and went into the kitchen and quickly made a batch of cheese scones. How did that help? Well as soon as they were cooked ( and smelling good ) I threw open the oven door and let the residue heat ( 200 degrees plus )flood out into the kitchen. The result was I did get warm and the scones were a bonus. ( most have gone into the freezer to pull out as needed.)
Yes, they are untidy shaped scones but they were light and very tasty. I don't roll them out, just drop them in spoonful lots. For a while I couldn't make good scones but now seem to be able to by using some lemonade in the liquid mix.These had tasty cheddar and Parmesan cheese as well as some Cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of powdered mustard for bite.( best eaten warm) Of course by afternoon it had warmed up to 20 degrees again and I was far too hot outside working.( some folk are never satisfied eh )
Here is the promise of apples I mentioned yesterday.
I have managed to fit in 2 sessions of about 10 minutes quilting my wall hanging today. So far so good.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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