Saturday, March 7, 2015

A bit of this and a bit of that.

One of dh's favourite desserts is fresh fruit salad.  I posted the recipe here back in 2010.  I had an apple and a pear that needed using up, so thought I would make one.
I also had a can of mandarin oranges, a can of pineapple tidbits, a couple of bananas and I found a bag of frozen peach slices in the freezer.  I did not make the syrup from the original recipe, I just used the juice from the two cans, and I chopped everything up and popped it in the fridge so it was nice and cold for supper.  You can use all sorts of fruits, that was what I had on hand.
I picked up a cross stitch magazine in England when we were over.  I love doing cross stitch and have been doing it since the early 80's.  However I have discovered a couple of things.  They are making the holes a lot smaller on the Aida cloth (!!) and doing cross stitch aggravates the arthritis in my thumb joints.  This is an easy project I am doing.  Says it only take 9 hours to finish, so hopefully next week I will be able to show you photos.
I bought a pot of bulbs last Saturday; they were all on bud.  Less than a week later, they are all in flower, despite me sitting them on the table by the front door, where I figured it would be a little cooler.
The good thing about this, is that although they won't last too long, they give the house a feel of Spring and I will be able to plants the bulbs in the Fall.
We are going back to the garden centre today as they have a home show on, so I may pick up another pot of bulbs.

As I said in the title, a bit of this and a bit of that!  What are your plans for Saturday.

21 comments:

Simple Living said...

I love a bit of fruit salad, I eat alot of fruit at breakfast, I love daffodils, I got some more yesterday, my plans are just to relax, I have done a few bakes for the weekend.

Belinda said...

Your fruit salad looks good.

I can't wait to see your finished cross stitch project.

Your bulbs are beautiful. We have some of the same bulbs here and they are sprouting out of the ground now.

We are going to a garage sale this morning and then to the library. :)

PJ said...

What beautiful flowers you have there! Sunday is about resting as I'm having a flu of some sort, and catching up on blogs :)

PJ said...

What beautiful flowers you have there! Sunday is about resting as I'm having a flu of some sort, and catching up on blogs :)

Angela said...

My daffs are not out yet - but I notice the chap next door has some in his garden. Reading your comment on my blog, I suspect we are enjoying considerably warmer weather than you right now.
Cross stitch - since they started making the holes smaller, I have been wearing one of those neck magnifiers- it seems to make the holes bigger again!!
weekend blessings x

Deb ShireGardener said...

I love fruit salad. In the winter, I warm it up and make more of a compote adding some dried fruits and cinnamon too. Such a good idea to use the juice from the tins too, saves a lot of faffing around {as I recall from school days} to make a syrup.
Having barely slept a wink, I am having a very lazy day today.
~~~Deb in Wales

Scrappy quilter said...

I love fruit salad too although I've never made my own. Your flowers are so pretty, the same color as our quilting rainblow challenge.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That fruit salad looks delicious. I never thought to do that with fruit that needs to be used up. And there's always some of that around.

Daffodils! How pretty. My favourite spring flower.

DeniseinVA said...

Love the daffodils Gill, they would make a very bright spot in the hall. The fruit salad looks delicious. I love that myself. I remember seeing your cross stitch pieces before. They are always very nice.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a joy to have daffodils blooming indoors!

Mum said...

I love fruit salad too especially cold from the fridge. I have found that the holes on aida are definitely smaller (or could it be my vision?) I had a cleaning day today.
xx

Rose said...

Well, I have did a load of laundry, did some sweeping, a bit of this and that...too weary to do much. Did not really sleep last night.

Hope you take more pics at the garden centre...sure loved the others you posted.

Fruit salad sounds good right now...

Linda said...

I love fruit, especially for breakfast. Enjoy your weekend. :)

Sabrina - Frugal Italian Family said...

For me today has all been about cleaning and organizing....Have a nice weekend!

slugmama said...

There will be no Spring flowers around here for some time to come.

At Easter time they sell the potted flowers and I'll get a couple of lilacs then....love their smell in the house!

This weekend we picked up the #3 child from college for his break....next weekend we'll be hauling him back.
I think the sack of laundry he brought home weighs more than he does. lol

angela said...

Your waiting for spring. And we are now experiencing our autumn. I too had doors and windows open to finally get some cool fresh air. Before it gets too cold and we have to light the fire. Your daffodils are very pretty

William Kendall said...

I do like a good fruit salad. Particularly when blueberries are involved.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Inspiring Gill!
We're so bad at getting fruit into us!
I would love to do some bulbs!!! Just have to get in gear.
We put our cat down, and it is so sad.

anexactinglife.com said...

I have this thing about needing all fruit to be room temperature! I did a lot of cross stitch in the past and I keep saying I will get back to it.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Love the bulbs but I looked at the fruit salad and started drooling, yum!

Saturday has been tidying-up day here; tomorrow and Monday are photography and going to the doctor days. Yay photos!

Leigh said...

Beautiful flowers for spring! And a nice fruit salad is certainly summery. :) I haven't don't cross stitch in eons. Worrisome to hear about the holes in the cloth! I hope it finishes up quickly for you.