Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cake and Acorns!

It's been a while since I baked so today I made Key Lime Pound cake. We had an abundance of limes in the house and I found the recipe in a new magazine that I had bought last week. It went down a treat with a lovely cup of tea, I wish you could have joined me.

After bakng I went out into the garden for a while and pruned back and fed all the roses, I gave them their first feed of rotten banana peels and Epsom salts. Sounds pretty yummy doesn't it, but it sure does help them grow. I was only out there for just a short while as it was still pretty cold but I did find one lonely acorn just laying there so I brought it in the house! It's quite a large acorn... almost 7 inches long, I bet a little squirrel would like to get his hands on this.

Well I think I am all crocheted out now, believe it or not this big acorn actually started off as a crocheted bowl but somewhere along the way the shape changed and an acorn was born. Quite a lot of things I make are happy mistakes, they usually start of with an great idea and sprout into something else. As long as they turn into good mistakes then I don't mind at all. One of these days I will have to do a post about all the 'what was I thinking ideas' trust me there are lot's of them.

Tomorrow the weather looks like it will be beautiful here so I think another nature walk is in the works... I wonder what or if we will see anything, I'll let you all know when we get back.

13 comments:

Barbara Brown said...

what a cute "mistake". can't wait to see what your nature walk shows you.
barbara brown

hetty said...

Yum! That cake looks great! I would love to read a post about all your 'what was I thinking' ideas! How big would that squirrel have to be to eat an acorn that size? Just wondering. have fun on your nature walk!

Sue said...

The cake looks yummy. I never heard of that concoction for roses. Is it only for roses and how do you apply it? Do you make it a liquid or paste?

Layla said...

Ohh that cake looks *delicious*!!!

jojo-caramel said...

What a lovely cake, Kathy ! it looks so tempting !!!! Thank you for your nice advices, and yes i have already heard something about banana's peels but i did not remember exactly what it was for, so thanks a lot ! I like your acorn ! Do you have squirrels in your garden lucky girl ? Have a great day :) xo

trashalou said...

haha! your acorn made me think of Scrat in Ice Age 1&2 but the cake? Mmmmm.. the cake made me think of an afternoon spent baking.

Terri Fisher said...

Yummy! That cake looks and sounds scrumptious. Your acorn is really cute, too! You never know what will result when you start creating! Hope your weather is nicer today! Enjoy it!

annemarie said...

Yummy cake, yummy crochet - what more could a person want - except for a nature walk. Sounds perfect to me Kathy.

Country Cottage Chic said...

The cake looks absolutely delicious!

Bettina said...

MMMMMMMM!I´m want!Looks very delicius.Have a chocolate inside?Lovely weekend!:)

Jenn Maruska said...

Limes must be THE thing lately - because I just made some key lime mousse from a magazine that I just bought! Great minds....! : )

louise said...

I need the recipe for this cake! x

Tasha said...

That acorn is awesome. Are you willing to sell it? You can not find a plush acorn anywhere.