I was given a sweet gift from my friend Karuna- a set of leaf stamps and some inks in earthy colours. I had a lot of fun printing up pieces of linen last night, and now i have a lot of things covered in ferns and maple leaves. Although in this picture they look quite faint, in real life they are more colourful and I keep getting distracted from other work thinking about more leaf-printed objects I could make.
First things first though- keeping a small tribe of children fed after school. The kids and their friends always demolish plates of pikelets if I make them- and they are quite delicious, I must admit. Do you ever make them?
PIKELETS: Sift together 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt. In another bowl whisk one big egg with 1/4 cup sugar. Add dry ingredients and 3/4 milk. Whisk till smooth then fry spoonfuls of the mixture in a buttered pan till golden. And don't forget some jam and butter (the kids' input there.)