Homemade base with my chunky tomato sauce.
A scattering of Chestnut Mushroom slices.
Some small chunks of Gammon steak, blanched in boiling water for 10 minutes, this partly cooks it and draws out the extra salt.
A bit more gammon and a small Mozzarella sliced roughly.
A large tomato sliced up and a good handful of grated cheddar.
I may have gone overboard a bit.
There are also some sliced red pepper and red chili in there somewhere.
This is the result, enough for 4 adults and a doggy bag, I am told that it will be breakfast tomorrow. We had a simple salad of lettuce, cucumber, red peppers and tomato. It was delicious, I left the sauce chunky simply because I made enough for a pasta sauce for next weekend and could not be bothered scooping some out to blitz.
I managed to get a few pictures on my walk before the batteries died.
The footpath is tarmac and lit, the grass is cut 2 or 3 times a year.
Lots of bramble flowers, I will be out picking the fruit once it is ripe.
I will make sure to check my battery life in future, this is the second time, not good.
Reasons to be grateful.
1 A visit to see my new friend Maggie this morning, time chatting in her very pretty garden.
2. Over the road and a quick visit with Melbourne, a chat and I left him with his favourite Carrot Cake and a jar of marmalade.
3. A long distant chat with Francesca after I returned.
4. Did I mention the sun.
5. Laundry done, dried and ironed.
I did take Maggie a jar of marmalade as well, she has offered me all the apples that I wish to pick from her garden, blackberry and apple jelly by the gallon.
I have managed to do a little sewing as well, the pockets and straps for another set of bags are done and I will finish 4 later when it cools down a little.
I will have to give all the plants a good drink tonight, I do that when I go on my nightly slug hunt.
Now it is almost time for a brew, no surprises there.