Friday, 17 June 2016

Thursday Night catch up and A Little Jaunt

Its been a long old week, quite painful at times because of the damp and I am very tired.

This evening we had a scratch tea of cheese on toast which went down well.  We have not done so badly during the rest of the week with quite substantial meals so it will do no harm.  Sometimes it is the simplest of foods that bring the most comfort.

I have a lot of boxes to move to the unit on Saturday but it needs doing so that I can create more space to do my crafting and also to move.  It is long overdue.  I think I am going to concentrate on that room for Saturday a best I can. 

I am itching to do some serious cooking.  The freezers need running down a bit so that I can stock up some more seasonal goodies.

I have spent a bit of time on Thursday evening looking through the Kilner jar site on Facebook.  Lots of lovely recipes to experiment with and to put up for Christmas entertaining.

This weekend I am hoping it will be fine as I want to collect more elderflowers for the elderflower champagne and also Elderflower wine.  I want to do at least a couple of batches of the Elderflower champagne and I also want to dry some elderflowers for use in winemaking later in the year.

The seeds or the majority of them are starting to surface which I am pleased about although a little concerned about a couple of trays of seeds which do not appear to have sprouted.  It may have been a tad cold for them.  Will let them have a little more time.

The Nasturtiums are through

There seems to be less leaves here than there were.  It is either too damp or I have a snail somewhere.

These are the Pattypan squash nearly every seed has struck.  That is a very good return.

Here are the Artichokes

Scarlet Emperor runner beans and in the pot to the side Borage.

Here are some of the planters and my existing plants (some of which still need planting  I am restricted on compost at the moment but they will get sorted come pay day.

These are from mums the Lily of the Valley tub and a fuschia to the right together with a mixed planer to the front.

Tomorrow night I am going on a course on how to make a pork pie so it is unlikely that I will be in until later in the evening.  Looking forward to having a go.  Doing something new and different does you good. It stretches you. I know the subject matter is not of interest to everyone but I love my food and although I am not perfect I am having a go and then I intend to come home and have a play to see if I can get to grips with it. Will just have to see how things go.

Right I am struggling to keep my eyes open.  Am off to bed. catch you later



1 comment:

  1. report back with pics on the pork pie lesson sounds like a fun evening :-)


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