There is a palpable feeling of fecundity in the air these fine spring days. The bees are buzzing busily, birds are trilling most melodiously and fluffy, long legged lambs are leaping with unbridled energy. You can almost hear the bud laden garden popping into glorious bloom.
I plunked a big white jug of daffodils on the kitchen table this morning and the sunlight streaming through the windows lit them like jewels. Looking around my gaily coloured ‘playroom’ - so named by my daughters because of the plethora of gaudy bric-a-brac which is there to entertain me while I cook – I felt like doing a grand jeté of pure delight! I’ve caught the weather-bug and I’m loving it!
Come with me, then, as I take you on a spring kitchen caper....
My spring jewels.
A butterfly I found at Longleat.
Goose and bantam eggs too pretty to use.
(They are about 3 years old now!)
In memory of bantam collection devoured by a hungry fox
Gekos from Haiti
And a Bollywood accompaniment
A flying cow
And a crab swinging from the rafters
A little library
Weights and measures designed and stitched by Granny Claire
Ubank and his entourage
My safari kettle
A Ugandan bird
Ridiculous, isn't it? But, hey, it's spring!