I am not to get my ears wet for 2 days, so a soak in the bath for me , I much prefer a shower but needs must and all that.
I was moaning to the nurse about the b****y cucumbers that will not sprout and other gardening hates, like slugs. She is a gardener so we enjoyed a chat, when I got back the early fog had all but gone. I put the kettle on and sauntered up to the greenhouse to open it up, had a look at all the pots and trays and what did I find 2 cucumbers had put the seed leaves up, WOO HOO. I have set several more and now I expect that they will all shoot.
I found a new blog this morning, Happening upon Happiness, of course I was blog hopping but stayed and read through from the beginning. Some wonderful recipes and meal plans there and some sound advice with no preaching. I made her bread recipe up this afternoon, it looks and smells wonderful. I also made a fridge bottom chilli for dinner and a salad from the garden.
She has me thinking about chickens again, I am going to measure up at the weekend to see if I can squeeze a house and run for 3 hens in somewhere.
I used half and half white and wholemeal and got a lovely soft dough.
Almost bloomer shaped, I used my mini oven and it baked to perfection.
My chilli simmering away.
Baby salad leaves, mint, flat parsley and spinach leaves along with a few radishes for crunch.
It was still warm enough to take a tray into the garden, I added a splash of Balsamic to my salad and the tray cloth, told you I was clumsy.
I hate putting the oven on for just one thing, so dug some pastry from the freezer, left from another baking session, took the half jar of mincemeat from the fridge and made a little crumble mix. 2 mincemeat crumble pies, 1 to eat 1 to give. Now where is the custard powder.
Ben had his cut wash and blow dry and looks much better for it, I am trying to decide whether to have my mop chopped, I will see how hot it gets I think.
Blimey it is gone 8.30 and I have no tea, a sad state of affairs which must end now.