Apple and Cinnamon Muffins
With some Bramley apples needing to be cooked I made apple and cinnamon muffins. These were prompted by Sophie’s recipe and were a delicious treat.
There’s very little to pick in the garden for the first time in months but the Kaffir lily, one of three planted only four weeks ago, has saved the day.
Another plant in flower is a pineapple sage. This herb I grow mainly for its fresh green-scented leaves and compact form.
Its pot was needed to take the Osmanthus fragrans but it was carefully re-planted at the base of the shrub and within days it looked as if it had been there forever. It’s very long-suffering and even put forth these pretty red flowers. It’s next to the house wall outside the kitchen so hopefully will survive winter.
My experiment spraying cut fatsia flowers with silver paint worked but only for four days. Since then the flowers and stems have collapsed and are looking very un-festive. If the flowers remain healthy on the plant then I shall try again and I’ll pick them a day or two before Christmas to spray back and front with silver or gold.
On the allotment the garlic and onions are through the soil with their green shoots making a welcome sign of life. We’ve had really heavy rain for the last three weeks and the ground is sodden so I worry that the weather may be against them.
And I picked the last of the cosmos before the temperature drops this weekend …