It is that time of the month again when we are invited to join the lovely Su (aka Zimmerbitch) for an afternoon tea get-together and chat in the blogosphere. Pull up a chair wherever you are and join in some socially distant camaraderie. I am also participating in the Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Colorful April. I thought we should have some music with our coffee, so I have included a tune for my (early) Friday song day.
It is getting chilly here in Canberra and it is now dark by 6pm. Still, there is a rosy glow during the day even if one has to wear scarves, gloves and a beanie to enjoy it. I’m going to make you walk for your arvie tea. The photos aren’t that great but it is all about the vibe.
When I heard the forecast for frosty mornings, I took a quick snap of the pumpkin patch.
After a disappointing growing season, my pumpkin vines had just begun to bear fruit. Anyway, as expected, they didn’t survive the first light frost, but the salvia is still hanging in there. This wet year has been one of our best year for figs in a long time. The birds and the bats can’t get enough of them. We are contemplating buying a trail cam to try for some bat photos. Maybe next year. Anyway, with the fig bounty, we made some spiced fig marmalade. That is the royal “We”. I didn’t make the jam but I had the idea and found the recipe which has to count for something. The jam is delicious and lowish sugar so that is what we are having for arvie tea. And coffee, of course. Voilà.
You can find the jam recipe at Grown And Gathered in the usual way. I hope I have more of these food ideas in the future. I am sure I will because I am full of it and a gal has gotta eat.
Keeping with the colourful theme, here is my Friday tune choice – South Australian band, Tamarisque, performing Tchavolo Swing.