Sunday, 17 January 2010

Domesticity



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!

13 comments:

KathyA said...

I love your photographic "Ode to Texture". Pineapple is such a rich tasting fruit, is it not? And pineapple upside down cake is a favorite or ours as well (rocking or not :))

kenju said...

If you ever get tired of the green ball, you can mail it to me!! I would give it a good home. Love that color!

Jenny said...

I love beach combing especially for sea glass but have never found any great treasure like your green ball. So important to surround yourself with simple pleasures, even a pineapple can be a delight.

Helen said...

I love your green ball too, Gilly. Seems there is a que growing of people who would be happy to relieve you of it. Put my name on the list!

Sue said...

Don't you dare give that green ball to anybody but me! I HAVE LOVED THAT GREEN BALL ALL MY LIFE, PEOPLE!!!!

Cloudhands said...

You have a winner with that green glass. I remember the first time you posted it and I admired it then and still think you have a most wonderful gift from the sea that must please all who see.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I love that glass ball!

And the pineapple upside-down cakes looks delicious. Was it easy to make? We recently bought a pineapple too. Still have a bunch leftover in a Tupperware container in the frig.

Gilly said...

Sorry folk, it's Sue's when I go - but NOT YET!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The pineapple cake looks lovely Gilly. My mother found a green glass ball on the beach once - I believe it may have been used as a marker for fishing nets. She gave it to a friend of mine who still has it.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Mmmm - I love pineapple upside down cake. Your pictures of textures are really good.

cheshire wife said...

Pineapples always remind me of our honeymoon in Antigua where we had fresh pineapple for breakfast everyday.

g said...

Fresh pineapple is so delicious!! And of course they are a symbol of hospitality, aren't they? So I'm coming over for some of that cake!!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

our pineapple is still sat ( on a plate)on the sideboard!