So another week's past or two, and more baking and garden fun happened!
Pictures later....And by a burst of good luck and knowing the right peeps, we have finally had our front hedge removed. Keeping it the past years has been a complete nightmare!!
Let me clarify: We bought our house about 5 years ago from a relative of my husbands, who sadly had not had the energy to keep it or do anything to better it for quite some time and it was in quite a bad shape....
|Our former garden-patio... simply divine, dont'cha think?|
|Backyard - be sure to tie a rope around your waist, |
so you won't get lost!!
Sadly I don't have any pictures of the front hedge, but imagine it being slightly less kept then the pictures above... yeah... *nodding*... not kidding sadly...
So of course we were delighted when a co-worker of mine, whose husband has a truck and krane company, asked if I wanted it removed after I had bi***ed a bit about it for some time.... ;) - and they did it insanely cheap, which was an added bonus with Yule-time coming up!
So this past weekend has been spent with getting the soil ready and cleaned for a new Privet Hedge, as it will be alot easier to keep.
|Hopeing it will look like this in some years|
Anyway apart from spending time in the garden, i've also spent alot of time in the kitchen. As I've written before, I LOVE Autumn! The colors of nature turning from green to yellow to firey red, the nights becoming colder, but the days mostly still warm - and all the wonderful autum fruits and berries!
This week i was fortunate enough to recieve some pears from my other co-worker, but as my DH hates fruit-pies (he thinks they're not sweet enough - he's not much for the tartness of especially apples and pears), I had to think of a clever way to disguise them..... and so the Pistachio-Pear Pie was born! Pistachio is one for his favorite flavores!
|Just a little teaser - recipe will be posted soon!|
It was absolutly delicious! Even DH approved :)
More pics from kitchen adventures this past week:
|Sweet cinnamon/cottage cheese pancakes|
and a sidebowl of blackberries
|Chorizo-chili with lots and lots of shrooms!|
|Bacon-wrapped ground-beef burgers (without the bun)|
with a sidedish of root veggies (beets and parsnips)
and home made bernaise sauce *DROOL*
|Last of the Blackberries - |
Thank you Mother Nature for your bountiful presents!
Any recipe-ideas for the use of the blackberries????