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Gorgeous post, Bron !

  • Thank you Vanille!

  • Vanille — Friday 4th December 2009 3:15 pm

    Bron, everything looks wonderful. So relieved the appt is for recycling!

  • Thank you EL, I'm relieved too, believe me ;-) hehe

  • El — Friday 4th December 2009 3:56 pm

    I think I might have that same genetic issue as you, but I had to leave all my jars behind when I moved overseas. Now I have nothing to store things in and I feel lost, disorganised and unmotivated and I don't know what to do!
    What a beautiful post.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment Lili,
    yes, indeed moving overseas.. that might just be the ticket to help with my other hoarding issues, hehe ;-)
    Thanks again!

  • lili - pikelet and pie — Friday 4th December 2009 3:59 pm

    Yes, well, ahem...I've begun taking over the shed with my jars...

    Lovely. Spring just zipped by in these parts.

  • Thank you Lucy, ahh a shed, now that's another idea and possibly cheaper than a ticket overseas!

  • Lucy — Friday 4th December 2009 4:47 pm

    HAHA! I have that disease but not for future preserving more like to use as future props!

    Lovely pics Bron. Brought some sun, fun and color into my wintery day! AND finally the recipe for the cake I saw on Flickr!

  • Oh Meeta I wouldn't call it a disease, hehe. Yep, I collect for props too, however many jars and containers aren't exactly attractive, although still practical in a sense. Thanks heaps for your kind words, it's been rather wintry here too for the last few days :(

  • Meeta — Friday 4th December 2009 7:46 pm

    What an amazing post Bron!!! I feel so uplifted reading it and looking at your stunning photies. Thanx for that. Have a wonderful weekend and happy recycling :o) xxx

  • Thank you so much Colleen, you have super weekend too! xxx

  • Colleen — Friday 4th December 2009 7:58 pm

    I absolutely love your blog, what stunning photographs!

  • Thank you so much Wendy!

  • Wendy T — Saturday 5th December 2009 12:48 am

    The photo of that rhubarb cake is beautiful!

  • Thank you

  • chocolate shavings — Saturday 5th December 2009 2:30 am

    Very nice post. There are a lot of us out there who collect glass jars. I'm using one ( salsa jar) to store my dried parsley from my small kitchen garden, and a tiny jam jar for my fresh dried basil, ...both of these are sitting on my counter.
    Just love your photos...strawberries yum ....lately have been blending up a Vit B and C rich smoothie with strawberries, bananas, without milk, using cranraspb juice.

    By the way...The big horse photo is so great....I have a similar one hanging on back of my front door, the horse is smiling after given an apple...it makes me smile each time I pass by!
    Winter's coming here. Enoy your spring weather! and luscious fresh strawberries.

  • Thank you for your delightful words Grace, smoothies are another gorgeous way to enjoy berries for sure, your combination sounds perfectly delicious!

  • Grace — Saturday 5th December 2009 8:30 am

    Really gorgeous pictures... I felt like I took a vacation looking at them. Thanks for the great work!

  • Thank you Deana, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them, thank you for your kind words.

  • deana@lostpastremembered — Saturday 5th December 2009 10:22 am

    How absolutely gorgeous Bron. Such stunning and wonderful pictures - beautiful colours! And as for your collecting every single glass and jar, I know the feeling! I think you, Meeta and I have the same disease =) I only cleared some of mine away last week (can't help myself - had to keep some!) x

  • Thank you Mowie! Oh no, I didn't throw them all! I still have a fair number for sure,
    but I can close the cupboard doors again, for now at least! ;-)

  • Mowie @ Mowielicious — Saturday 5th December 2009 11:28 am

    I love this post Bron! Again, a life so far away from my own that it takes of almost fairytale-like proporations in my smogged city-brain :) Photos and food gorgeous as ever!

    One thing we have in common...the strange bottle affliction! And you can imagine all those bottles fighting for space in a little apartment...oooh boy...

  • Hi Joey, I endeavour to show you at lot more of New Zealand in the New Year, thank you so much much for your sweet words!

  • joey — Tuesday 8th December 2009 4:59 pm

    Hey, there's probably no such thing as too many jars, it just happens because some people are jar deficient ;-) so good for you for doing the redistributing. At the very least you need slightly more jars than you have a use for so am glad you didn't go for the total cure (nothing worse than not having the right jar when you need it).

    I would need to see the leaves to be totally sure but the pink flower at the top of the post looks like Spur Valerian (aka False Valerian), Centranthus Ruber. It grows wild in parts of Central Otago, and you can use the young leaves in salads.

  • Hi Lusach, hehe yes I think you're right there with most people being "jar deficient!" I still think I've kept more than most, I really did have A LOT of jars. And thank you so much for helping to identify the flower, fantastic! Sadly I don't have another photo with more of the leaves, but I shall look into it some more as it's all rather exciting that I may be able to forage and collect some next time!

  • lusach — Wednesday 9th December 2009 8:14 am

    Your posts are always gorgious, I love your photos and recipes (by the way, I have made the chocolate raspberry cupcakes in the past, magic!). It's winter time here (Greece), and although our winter is not hard your post shows us a completely different world now!...I think the flower on top is a kind of "Syringa vulgaris" (commonly lilac), we have it here in spring too!
    Thank you!

    Dimitra — Wednesday 16th December 2009 8:48 pm

    Oh Bron - you have me wanting to pack my bags and move down to NZ on the next plane! Sitting here as the snow turns to unattractive slush, it seems hard to believe that somewhere in the world strawberries are in season, and some evil genius woman is dipping them in chocolate with pink pepper flakes. ;-)

    Jeanne @ Cooksister — Friday 15th January 2010 1:10 am

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