Right at this moment when you walk up to our home..the Korean Lilacs envelop everything..a man came to our door..another one:) And said it smells like you are baking:)
I said it's the lilacs..
But I could bake if you wanted me to I wanted to say..
The front bed peonies are blooming their heads off..they are not doubles like the back side peony beds..these were in a box from Costco several yrs ago and they are great they need no support and don't flop..Many of my others bow their heads so I must hoop them..not these.
The side ones will bloom any moment..as rain is expected!:(
If ever you want gentle bees in your gardens..again I suggest baptisia..look at them..a bit sweet pea~ ish no?
The herb pots are coming along..
I added a sweet pea this week..my seeds did not fare well..
Fingers crossed cause I love that scent too..
In the kitchen..Marie was baking along with e again when I decided to make her Magic Custard cake...
Jacques loves custards..rice puddings(pas moi..)..etc..
I had my trepidations when I stuck it in the oven..
But I have never had one of Marie's recipes not turn out perfectly..so I had faith..
Sure enough..look..magic..3 layers:)
I added Jam I made last year from Christine Ferbers' book that Linda offered me..
It's a winning recipe for custard lovers..
Fresh fruit would be winning as Marie said..But I only had bananas and a pineapple left.
So jam it was.
I hope you spy with your eyes..Alain's beautiful brown eggs..
This recipe takes 4.
My pan was lower than Marie's so I had extra..made a smaller one..Ideally a higher than average 8 " pan is best suited..like hers:)
As luck would have it..I found a Wilton one at the $ store..gold..nothing is a $ anymore..it was $3.00
But high and 8 inches..spot on:)
If you need an easy creamy custardy dessert this weekend..this should do perfectly..
It's father's day weekend here..I think I'll make something chocolate..:)
The rain is not letting up and all the double peonies are like bobbed pompoms..:(
I was hoping for sun and a dry out tomorrow..not going to happen we read..Everything is drooping..trees..leaves..blooms..grass..