Sunday, 17 January 2010
I managed to get to the supermarket this week, and found pineapples were on special offer. Now I love pineapple, so of course I had to buy one!
We had what was supposed to be caramelised pineapple slices, but I can't say they were quite like the picture! Tasted OK, though. But I did want to make a pineapple upside down cake, which turned out quite well, except the cake side wasn't flat, so it was really a pineapple-upside-down-cake-which-rocked-gently!
I love the exture of the skin of pineapple, even if it did leave a tiny thorn in my finger, which I can't find to take out!
Thinking of texture got me looking for the photo I had taken when I was experimenting with my new camera, of a lovely basket I bought a while ago which from Traidcraft which were sold as wastepaper baskets, but they were far too lovely to be used for that, and this big one stands on the half landing on the stairs.
Traidcraft is a big organisation which aims to get fair prices for the craftsmen who make their products, thus helping them to make better lives for themselves and their families.
I also love my glass ball, which I rescued from a Scottish beach about 43 years ago, and have managed to keep it undamaged ever since!
I'm not a great collector of things, but there are one or two items I have, such as the glass ball, which I keep, which bring back good memories for me. Just looking at the green ball, and I am back camping on the Isle of Skye, by Dunvegen, the birds calling as the sun does down over the loch. Wonderful!
I've gor a few other treasures with memories attached - maybe I'll bring them out another time!