Mountain of Meringue


The hens have now started to lay a decent number of eggs and the sun has been shining, so it felt like a good day to make my first batch of ice cream. As I only use the yolks in ice cream, I whisked up the whites to make meringues. Just got them out of the Aga and they are still making cracking noises as I took the photo. Don’t you think meringues look best piled up as a mountain?

seed packets

TF and I headed off to the garden centre for seeds today and a few plants. We made a list and stuck to it, almost. I did pick up ladybird poppies for the children to plant.

pots to chit

Started chitting the potatoes. I chose Charlotte salad potatoes again, but to prove I’m not stuck in a rut I did buy a small sack of first earlies called Annabelle. I love digging up just enough for supper. I’m going to use the potatoes to clear up an area that the chickens have been on this winter. I’ve not planted there before. I will beĀ  moving the chickens off first!

Children sowing
Children sowing

The children did some sowing, but I’ll show you more of this project later in the week.

6 thoughts on “Mountain of Meringue

  • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 2:39 am

    How exciting to see all these wonderful signs of Spring!

    • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 10:15 am

      I love the change of the seasons. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Meringues are my absolutely favorite treat..and may I say that piled up pyramid look absolutely delicious..and I do mean scrumptious!!!!I could use your photo as a screen saver except the family would think I’d gone loopy (actually I think at times they think that anyway…lol)

    • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      Oh, I’d send some meringues over, but I’m not sure it would survive the journey.

  • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I love the look of those meringues – I wish my girls would start laying again – they did in the cold weather – now when they should be they have stopped! Thanks for your kind comment on my post today – I love the fact that the fabric was from charity shops, it feels more what it should be about in some way – reusing fabrics that would otherwise not be used. PS. I am from Cornwall so love the shot of your house – reminds me of home! xx

    • Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      Totally agree with you about re-using the fabric. It’s satisfying to recraft something under-used into something useful and beautiful.

      I’d love to pick up our house and put it down in Cornwall. Preferably with a sea view. We are a bit further north, up in Somerset.

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