Surprise Gifts and Visits: Lemon Cheesecake, Tortoiseshells, Ice Plants

This delicious lemon cheesecake was made for me by fellow-in-Sustainable-Bungay Margaret after she heard me saying how much I loved lemon cheesecake and hadn’t eaten it for years.

When Lesley (also a fellow in Sustainable Bungay) paid us a suprise visit on Sunday afternoon she brought some of her homegrown raspberries. Charlotte had just cooked up a whole vat of Victoria plum jam from windfalls down the road. So we decorated the cheesecake in yellow and red, and enjoyed tea and conversation in the ‘porch’ of our old tent in the garden. Beautiful.

Monday brought a different delight with the appearance of over two dozen tortoiseshell butterflies on the ice plants in our neighbours’ garden. After so few butterflies for most of the summer their appearance really warmed our hearts – even on an ice plant!

Images: Margaret’s Lemon Cheesecake with Charlotte’s Victoria Plum Jam and Lesley’s home-grown rasspberries; Tent conversations (or therapy for the hard of hearing); Small Tortoiseshells on Ice Plants

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