Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Promises of things to come

Craig and Hermione went bowling this afternoon. I love it when the combination of Hermione's home ed status and Craig's self employed status come together in unison. It's something which I envisaged happening regularly but in reality it's quite a rarity. We have the means by which to organise our lives in certain ways but something (life perhaps) keeps getting in the way.

Anyway, with Craig and Hermione out having fun, Miles and I dragged ourselves around the garden, complete with camera. Our energy levels seem to have hit a real slump this week. Miles curled up and fell asleep on the rug yesterday which is an absolute first. I've been in bed by 8.00pm two nights in the last week which is also most unusual. Usually we are very in tune with the seasons, but here we are, on the lead up to the longest day of the year, a time when we should be sleeping least and yet we just can't seem to stay awake!

'Do I like butter?' asked Miles, rubbing a buttercup into his chin. Well, I suspect he won't get to find out living around here but he certainly did enjoy the vegan chocolate cake he had after lunch *grin*.

Looking around the garden there are signs of so many good things in the making. Much to look forward to.

Courgetti spaghetti

Cherry pie

Salad potatoes

Apple crumble

Elderflower cordial

Pasta in a creamy sauce with fresh green beans

I don't want to get into a rut. I'm hoping to use different recipes with our garden gifts this year. I need to start thinking about the elder flowers now as they will all be out within a couple of weeks. I don't want to use them all on cordial this year. I'm wondering if their flavour would lend itself to some sort of sorbet perhaps?

If anyone has some 'ooommph' going spare could they fling it this way please? In the meantime I think I'll get myself over to Amazon and order this book in the hope that it might help to rev me up. I've been looking for an excuse to buy it for ages - not that I should *need* an excuse to buy something like this I know.

Edited to add, when putting Hermione to bed tonight she said, 'I know what's wrong with you mum. You go out to meditation once a week and out for wine and pizza with friends once a month. You should do it the other way round.' Could she be right? I would say bring on the garlic bruschetta and merlot but I think that could finish me right off at the moment!


Anonymous said...

Really impressed with all the produce :0)
i was talking about eating more raw food, so I'll look out for that book.
Pizza once a month? I'm going out with friends soon and that will be the first time for about 3 1/2 years!! i think you have a good balance :0)

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

The garden produce looks great, bet you are looking forward to harvest time. :)

Bless H, I don't get to go out at all with friends so I think once a month is a gift, although if you can do it more why not? ;)

Anonymous said...

Maybe, you were catching up a little