Friday, 27 May 2016

Food, Flowers and a Robin

Friday morning is when I most often do my weekly grocery shopping. These lovely radishes grown locally and grape tomatoes (organic) will make for great salads. I bought spinach too ( in a bag) but didn't think it was photo worthy.

I tend to buy carrots in large bags because its cheaper that way but when they've been in the crisper long enough it's time to make carrot cake. This recipe usually makes 2  8X8s but my DH grated all the carrots that remained and it was a good cup or so more than the recipe called for. We stirred them in anyway  and ended up with an 8X8 and a 7X11 pan of Carrot Cake.

My son and his family ordered in Sushi for their supper and it came with a free container of Edamame. They had some, weren't terribly impressed, so he brought them up to us. I've been meaning to try them one day and today I finally did.  I must agree that they don't have much taste.
There are two immature soy beans in each little pod and if I'm right these were steamed. According to a video I watched you hold the pod between your teeth and sort of scrape out the beans. Seems like a lot of work for little results but what the heck... they were free.

               My Mock Orange is in full bloom and fills the air with its sweet scent.

We have a Robin that comes to bathe in the birdbath quite often. It seems used to us being on the porch and unless one of us moves too quickly, it ignores us.

That is about it for today my friends. Tomorrow we'll be off to garage sales and see what we can find that we probably don't need. I'm sure I'll be showing you my treasures next time.

Thanks for visiting.      Granny Marigold


  1. I have not been tempted to try edamame. Your carrot cake looks yummy.

  2. The carrot cakes look delicious. Good luck hunting for treasure, I am just going to have a stroll around the car boot sale.

  3. Lovely vegetables, those radishes look very yummy indeed as does your carrot cake.

    We have a mock orange in flower as well, although it is not quite as spectacular as yours.

    When I see your robins it always startles me how different they are to ours.

  4. I love carrot cake and never get it because I'm the only one that eats it!! I'll be there in an hour--haha!!
    Your Mock Orange is STUNNING! Enjoy

  5. Carrot cake is such a treat! Robins are friendly, aren't they? James wants to catch one.
    Happy garage sale-ing!
    Your mock orange must smell scrumptious!

  6. Your carrot cake is making my mouth water. My son just asked me if I would bake one for my grandson's birthday. I felt honored to be asked.
    I've had edamame a few times. You are correct about how to eat it. I thought it was pretty good, but I wouldn't probably make it myself.
    Your mock orange is gorgeous. I can imagine how wonderful it smells.
    Have fun treasure hunting :).

  7. My word, that blue hosta is immense!

  8. I love your birdbath surrounded with flowers. No wonder the Robin stays put. Your yard is beautiful. That carrot cake looks delicious! Oh, and those are the prettiest radishes I've ever seen.

  9. I agree with Henny Penny. Your yard is such a lush oasis, how could the birds want to be anywhere else? Enjoy that carrot cake and I hope you find lots of treasures!

  10. Isn't it great to be able to watch the birds up close! Your tomatoes and carrot cake look delicious. Waiting to see what bargains you got at the garage sales! Nancy