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last Indian summer rays…

Posted in Kids, pictures with tags , , , on November 2, 2014 by xi'an


Visit of an hedgehog

Posted in Kids, pictures with tags , on May 31, 2010 by xi'an

On Friday, a [visiting] friend of my kids pointed out to us an hedgehog crossing our lawn. We watched it for a while meandering in the grass before it vanished through the fence. The same (?) hedgehog came back on Saturday and it was quite unfazed by my presence, so I took a few pictures while it was visiting my rhubarb patch…

I am quite amazed that hedgehogs manage to survive on the very small patches of “nature” remaining around our densely urbanised suburb… (A wild boar made it to the local park a few years ago but this is another scale!) Two years ago, there was actually a family nesting into a pile of leaves but they did not show up last summer and early this year I saw one hedgehog killed on the nearby road. This could have been the mother of the current one… Which I hope will remain in the garden for a long while!

Muffin frenzy

Posted in Kids with tags , , on May 23, 2010 by xi'an

This week, I baked muffins four times as my kids were emptying one tray after another… I started on Sunday with cranberries (not a local berry, for sure!, but brought back from Finland), then, Tuesday, I cut some rhubarb stems in my garden to bake rhubarb muffins. On Thursday night, three very ripe bananas were a good excuse for banana muffins that vanished almost instantly, so Friday night I baked another serving mixng banana and rhubarb muffins. (A funny thing about my muffins is that they never rise the way standard [American-style] muffins do, maybe because the baking powder is not the same…)

Glorious morning!

Posted in Kids with tags , , on May 24, 2009 by xi'an

pancakesAh, a glorious lazy Sunday morning breakfast outside, with homemade pancakes and rhubarb marmalade… Plus a warm sunny weather and a pile of unread newspapers, including an interesting piece about beavers reappearing in Belgium. What else could I look for?!

Ps-The rhubarb grows in my garden (see picture) and the pancakes can be made in ten minutes from 1.5 cups of flour and of milk, plus one egg, a tablespoon of melted butter and of sugar…