The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rack of Lamb and Yummy slice of cake (esp for Des)

It's been raining steadily the whole weekend so far, it's turned cold again too. There's nothing you can do outside without getting drenched and having already returned the escaped horse and pony back to their paddock twice this morning, I don't fancy getting wet again. So spending a little time in front of the computer while waiting for the rack of lamb, potatoes, garlic and onion to roast. We're having butternut and ceasar salad with that. It's the last except for a few ribs left of our home breed lamb. Then a piece of cake I invented this morning. After tidying the pantry a little, found ...

Some dried apricots and pears and 3 bits of old crystalized ginger and decided to chop it all up. I would have added a half cup of coconut but was out of it.

Creamed 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter, added 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Too which I added 2 cups of self raising flour
1 cup milk and diced dried fruit.
Sprayed a baking tin with non stick spray and filled the tin.
Baked at 350 for 40 mins, remove it from the oven and add a glaze of Nilo's lemon marmalade and apricot jam which I mixed. Return to the oven for 10 mins.

I know one man by the name of Des that would love the citrus taste.

We having a shocker today ... last night one of the brown ewes started going into labour, she had a prolasped uterus last year and I never planned breeding from her again but the Ram from next door jumped the fence and serviced some of my girls ... not happy! It's been a day now and she is having problems giving birth, the uterus pushes out everytime she pushes. I have been in contact with a "Midwife" and we waiting for her to start bearing down ... personally I think it could be a breech and will keep monitoring her, I have googled difficult sheep births and have a fair idea what to do ... good chance it will be still born or we will be calling the vet at the livestock department at Camden University in the morning.

That's it for another weekend.
Have a great week


  1. That cake looks delicious! I`m not a fan of lamb at all sorry to say, but I know many really love it.

  2. Hi Rina! Thanks for stopping by blog and the nice comment you left! Your dinner and dessert look delicious! Please keep us updated with the latest delivery. Hope the momma to be will be ok.

  3. (Oh that rack of lamb looks devine... so does the cake... drat.. now I need to go cook a cake!
    Oh I do hope that poor ewe manages to birth the lamb ok, and it's alive. Would be sad if it died.

  4. Yummy idea for a topping to your cake Rina!
    Hope the ewe comes through ok - and the lamb. Good wishes :)