Luscious reds, purples and pinks on lips, cushions and frocks
– and in my garden . . .
And there are berry shades wherever you look this year – Sweetpeas,
lovely to keep cutting every day and filling all my favourite pottery jugs
Even the spuds want to be purple – 'Edzell Blue'
That's as spectacular as those spuds get – I was seduced by the colour again. I forgot that a) I'd grown them before and they were rubbish; and b) Rebsie's review wasn't that enthusiastic about their culinary qualities either. I decided to use Fiona's recipe, in the hope some of the colour would remain – it didn't. They took ages to cook, frustratingly delaying our supper; and they didn't even taste like new potatoes :-) If anyone can suggest a recipe for small very floury potatoes, I'd love to hear from you.
And, before I go, there are a few hours left for you to enter the opening of my online gallery prize draw. Just leave a comment in the guestbook (lots of you have already done so – thank you so much) and tomorrow I'll draw a name from the hat to receive a selection pack of my cards.
Entry for the raffle is now closed - the draw will be made shortly, with the help of my glamorous assistants . . .
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