I am sorry to say that my growing antics have been stalled because of work commitments that has totally taken over my life in every aspect. I am up most days at 6am and back home at 10.30pm. I really don't find a moment to myself, except surprisingly today as plans to go out somewhere today did not go ahead. So I thought I would commit a little time to my much loved and recently neglected blog.
I do have a lot to share - some highs and lows, but today I will just give a little up-date. Firstly regarding the garden vegetable plot and what I had planned to grow this year. Early this afternoon, I hovered in the garden for about 40 minutes, pulling out weeds and my goodness there are so many of them. I barely harvested my own homegrown broad beans which have turned black like tamarind pods and everything else such as the brassicas, the pods and so on, never got transplanted into its growing space, except for the tomatoes many of which are still green and baby carrots in hanging pots. and some blueberries that I have frozen Everything else has spurted or gone to the slugs of which there are many here, due to the wet summer rain. I am really disappointed and totally gutted as I was so excited to have begun growing again and so looking forward to some homegrown produce, especially the likes of Rainbow Chard. Also the seeds sent to me with much love and heart by some garden friends have been lost to the slugs due to work distractions. I hope my garden friends will forgive me.
Onto cooking and baking: well as you can imagine I have been cooking and baking a lot, especially as it is now part of my new accidental career. I have made lots of salads, sorbets, pies, pastries, savoury and sweet tarts and plating them up beautifully, but sadly I have not been getting round to taking photographs and sharing the recipes with my much loyal readers. However, here is one recipe I have been making the past month, pretty much on a weekly basis and that D managed to snap a picture for me a couple of weeks ago. It is Rhubarb and Rosewater Bread.
I have been making individual loafs. You can find the recipe here if you wish to make it home. It really is a lovely cake. Almost like a digestive biscuit cake.
Well I hope not to leave it to long for the next time I blog. I do have lots to share, but maybe next time. I off now to spend a little time today to play catch up on some of my blog reads.