Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Evening Catch Up

Well what a busy day it has been a lovely one all the same and it has been brilliant to be out in the fresh air, enjoying the first real touch of spring.  I still haven't finished all the herb border, but it is well in hand.  I want to get some seeds on but my little mini greenhouses (their covers at least) have perished during the winter months (together with what I think is one of the cats landing on it) so it is not weather proof at the moment.  In fact each of them have no roof!  I love growing plants from seed and I think that is where my real love is and I am itching to get going; but patience I have a lot to do before that.  My Cold Frames need new glass as well.

I am hoping we get the car returned this week (we are still without it) so that hopefully I could do a bit more of an evening when I get in.  I can only hope.

We have had a lovely tea tonight; Rotisserie Spit Roasted Chicken, purple sprouting broccoli, cauflower, roast potato, mashed potato, roast sweet potato slices; roast parsnips, peas, carrots all topped off with lashings of gravy.  It was very tasty and I think doing it in the Rotisserie really helps bring the flavour out and keeps the meat lovely and moist.  A chicken is done in about an hour and a half in my little oven, but if you had a bigger Rotisserie you could potentially cook two at a time.  Spit Roasting or Rotisserie Chicken is the type of chicken the supermarkets sell freshly cooked.

When I was married, many moons ago I had a Belling Cooker with two ovens, a large main oven and a smaller oven.  The larger oven however has a Rotisserie in it together with a kebab hook.  The Cooker got sold with the house we owned, but ever after that I was looking for a replacement and could not locate one. In the end I found a cheap electric cooker for about £50 from QVC which is a little electric cooker but has the Rotisserie in.  It only holds small joints, but it does the job well enough.  However from my mosying around the Internet Brittania do a Rotisserie Oven - from what I have seen so far it is a range cooker which will not fit in the kitchen where we are at present.  However I am going to carry on my enquiries.  There's no harm in looking.  It will probably go on the fairty tale wish list along with the fancy sewing machine.

I have spent the best part of the day in the garden, for the most part on my own apart from the occasional company of Squeak or Missy.  When I was brushing the pavement earlier on I had company.  Missy cannot stand Vacuum Cleaners or Brushes.  (the latter stems from the fact that when she was a pup I chased her with it as a bit of fun and now she goes into attack mode when the brush comes out or the Vacuum.  Of the two she hates the Vacuum the most.  Its heavy work trying to sweep the pavement with a brush and a Jack Russell attached to it and if you don't cooperate she barks.

I hope each one of you has had a lovely weekend; I certainly have pity it has to end.

Take care



  1. glad you had a good day... and can see the result of your efforts xx

  2. I had a great day, glad yours was also.
    It will be at least a month before i can safely start some seeds in my greenhouse as it is not heated. It would be too expensive as I only grow annual flowers in it.

  3. Sounds like you had a good weekend!

    Kay :)

  4. Hi Diana, Patricia and Kay

    Was a good weekend trouble is they go far too fast. At least I have made a start on the garden, but I still have a long way to go.

    All this Spring weather I find very unsettling I put it down to "rising sap", the call of the wild call it what you will, but I am always restless at this time of year; perhaps more than anything it is because of the promise of lighter nights and moving away from the dark more than anything else. Still too early here for seeds at the moment; but give it a few weeks or so and that will be a different kettle of fish. All I can keep doing is littl eand often then hopefully it will all come together in the end. I am hoping that it is going to be another nice weekend for the weekend to come.

    Take care




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