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I always forget how windy October can be.  In my mind it is autumn that's the windy season, but it's actually spring that takes the gusty glory.   Despite the longer, warmer days,  the relentless winds that accompany them often make being outside very unpleasant. I'm talking winds that tip over a wheelbarrow strength windy.  But be outdoors you must, struggling to righten up your wheelbarrow, or that naughty garden will run away from you.  It won't wait for you to keep up if you stay indoors.

And frankly, I need to keep up. Keep up with the weeding, keep up with the lawn that grows before your very eyes and keep up with the chickens who lay more eggs than we can eat.

Lest I get blown away, I stay inside and use those eggs to bake a rich and eggy sponge cake then fill it with delicious tangy lemon curd.  I probably won't keep up with the garden, but at least this will take care of the eggs.  Through the kitchen window, I see the wheelbarrow has blown over again.






I use this recipe for lemon curd and one like this for the sponge cake.

15 comments:

  1. Well that sponge just looks delicious! Yum! :)

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  2. More delicious food from your cosy kitchen Michelle! Chooks are amazing creatures aren't they? Cooking is a much more pleasant option than being battered by the wind! I

    It is 34 degrees here today with a horrible hot north wind which is battering my vegetable garden. Maybe I should be cooking!

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    1. That weather does sound nasty Jane, yes I think you should be inside cooking too!

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  3. We just rescued an additional 6 Isa Browns from the local egg farm. Now we've got an abundance too. I love it!

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    1. A dozen eggs in the fridge makes me happy!

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  4. Gosh the Spring wind here is something else. The windows shake and the washing on the line can end up strewn across the lawn at times.
    Sponge cake with lemon curd.. it doesn't get much better than that. x

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    1. It's a pretty tasty combo I must admit Zara. x

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  5. The cake looks delish...nothing better than fresh eggs and we just moved next to keepers~whoop! x

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    1. Thanks Sarah Lou, I agree there is nothing better than fresh eggs and we are spoilt with having so many.

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  6. Yum for the sponge. The wind you can keep! I had 5 pegs on the washing the other day, but took it back in, otherwise our knickers would have ended up down the neighbours paddock!
    Ness xx

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    1. I know how you feel Ness, it's certainly a gusty month this October! x

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely words!

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