So much green lately ! Two recent projects were all about olive green and lime green and today I'm talking about apple green ! We have this old Granny Smith apple tree in our front yard, and this year with all the beautiful winter rain it has been loaded with big, green, juicy, " sour " apples. It does have the whitest,crispest flesh tho, and once picked lasts for ages and is fantastic for cooking with. This variety of apple was planted just by chance as a single seedling in 1860 by Maria Ann Smith in New South Wales. It is very common and popular in Australia, but most foreigners are wary of it, having serious doubts about eating a "not ripe" green apple.
So for tea today I have made a rum, raisin,walnut,apple cake..........dense, moist and delicious; and what am I drinking with it.........green tea of course, with Jasmine petals.
The other thing I wanted to share today was my warm glow of gratitude and appreciation
I experienced yesterday. Don't you love it when someone surprises you with something special and thoughtful, some little unexpected thing. I purchased a small bundle of beautiful hand-dyed seam binding from an on line store called Tattered Inspirations, and it arrived in the post in the usual bubble envelope.......but !..........it was what was inside that was special. It was a brown paper package tied up with string, decorated beautifully with a doily, gorgeous vintage tags, pretty fabric flowers and soft pink seam binding................thank you so much Carol. xx
So todays post has been a bit reminiscent of that Sound of Music song "My Favourite Things".........."brown paper packages tied up with string", and "crisp apple strudel"......only I had "moist apple cake".lol. Have a great day and if you would like to join us for Tea on Tuesday visit Art in Red Wagons.