We had snow.
Well okay, not lots of snow. Not snowploughs and shovels type snow, but a fine dusting, like icing sugar from a sifter type snow.
It's been a confusing winter for Nature. A November, December and January so mild that the daffodils and blossom are out and now, this past week, our first real frosts and snow.
On an early morning walk, there was blossom on the trees and thick frost on the ground.
Mr digandweed had a few days off and so we spent some time with our lovely family.
After taking her first steps at Christmas, Tiny Girlie was measured for her first pair of shoes a couple of weeks ago and now there's no stopping her.
Meanwhile, on the garden and lottie, it's an inbetween time of year. The days are lengthening and Spring is waiting in the wings, but it's still too cold and wet to do much save take a quick trip to the allotment to check things over.
But there has been the usual cooking and baking.
A perennial favourite - All Bran loaf. One of those off the back of the packet recipes which everyone seems to know.
You can read more about it here.
And more sourdough; refreshing the starter and baking a loaf is now part of my weekly routine.
Plus this quick and easy supper dish from seasons and suppers.
Seasons and suppers is written by Jennifer who lives in Ontario Canada.
Her blog is full of delicious looking recipes and equally delicious looking photos.
Do take a look.
This recipe is called Ricotta and Spinach Gnudi. Gnudi are a bit like gnocchi but made with ricotta instead of potato. As you may guess, it is Italian in origin. Gnudi means naked and this is basically a ricotta and spinach filling minus the pasta.
Much more delicious than it sounds.
Wishing a happy weekend to everyone. :)