I have been really busy (just for a change) and apart from the usual chores, I have spent the afternoon baking.
Chocolate chip cookies ready to go in the oven - made with pieces of broken plain chocolate, chopped mixed nuts and dessicated coconut.
Here are some of them when they came out of the oven
I also made a double batch of flapjacks - ready for cooking
15 minutes later they looked like this - ready for cutting before they cooled
I added flaked almonds, raisins, and some chopped up apricots to these - and they taste rather good - so too the cookies - even if I do say so myself - and Pat did of course.
And lastly for today - an Orange and Chocolate Cake - the size of a bread loaf!
This is a variation of my famous banana chocolate cake. This one has my whisky marmalade added and a few drops of pure orange oil, and one and a half bars on plain dark continental chocolate. If you could smell what I can hmmmmmm chocolate oranges.
I have also got some yoghurt on the go - will have to go and strain it in a minute, and also four trays of grapes (courtesy of the animal box - they were perfect so I washed them thoroughly and they are drying. The chooks got the ones that caught the cold) and one tray of orange slices - again courtesy of the animal box. It is criminal to waste perfect food. The chooks have got a bag or perfect brussels sprouts and there is an onion loaf of bread, but I think the wild birds will get that. I don't want fat unhealthy chickens and there will be salt in the bread too which is not good for them.
Lastly a photo of the flower arrangement that I won - in situ in my lounge.
I think that's all tonight folks - I have to finish the yoghurt, keep checking the food dryer, and I reckon I deserve a sit down - don't you?