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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Autumn Picnic

Not too cold
Not too hot
Autumn is juuuust right
for picnics.

Glorious colour and a nip on your cheeks.
Muffled footsteps on leafy carpets.
Smokey fires from BBQs
Earthy scent of damp humus rich soil

Holly branches laden with red berries
Stone walls cloaked in decades of moss
Shafts of sunlight penetrating glowing canopies
Contrasting trunks of strong dark verticals

Our spur of the moment picnic:
Chicken legs coated in soy and pomegranate molasses and baked till golden
Home made sausage rolls with garlic and lemon myrtle
Fresh figs, soft cheese and fresh bread rolls
Thermoses of hot coffee
Simple Date Slice
1 cup of Self Raising flour
1 cup of desiccated coconut 
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of roughly chopped dates

Melt 125g (1/4lb) of butter and add 2 tabs milk

Mix the wet into the dry and press into a shallow tin suitable for a slice
Bake at 180C for about 25 mins till lightly golden.


  1. what could be more perfect than a delicious picnic surrounded by such autumnal beauty..x

  2. Wow, your photos are fabulous. It must have been a glorious day!


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