I don't have very much in the way of new things from the shops to share, I do have some homegrown vegetables to share with you.
The garden vegetable plot is beginning to produce. Above is a courgette that was spotted just in time before turning into a marrow.
The dwarf purple climbing beans have been prolific. I am picking them every day enough as a side dish. The peas are also starting to appear and the runner beans.
The purple stemmed kale is doing very well too, so far the white cabbage butterflies that often demolish them have not touched them. I look at them wanting to be creative such as stuffing them will a flavourful filling, but so far - I've just shredded them and sauteed them in good olive oil.
I am also picking some raspberries and wild strawberries. I made Wild strawberry Cake that went down really well with D.
Last month I was rather envious of Johanna's Scrabble Cookie Cutters that she shared on her June In My Kitchen blog post, that I suddenly had the desire of wanting them too. I had gone onto the internet, but everywhere they were sold out I was disappointed. So when D asked me did i want anything. I said yes, but you won't be able to get them. Then early this month he presented it to me. I plan to make some savoury cookies with them this week.
Like i said before, D has been going to the supermarket to pick up household essentials and food. He said he was the only one in the supermarket with a face mask on.
He brings me some new things to try and these were appreciated as a few days ago I was feeling a bit under the weather. Strawberry & Cucumber and Aloe Vera tea and Citrus & Ginger and Echinacea. I really loved this one more than the Strawberry one and have told him he can pick it up again.
He also came back home with this Cocoa and Coconut Rooibos Infusion. I must admit I wasn't too sure about the Rooibos part, but my goodness i want more of it. It is so good, the coconut flavour was spot on. I will be putting that on the shopping list for him.
I had asked D to pick up some dark chocolate so that we had some in the house for that urge to make brownies. He came back with the priciest Dark Chocolate in the shop.
He also picked up some Smoked Hot Dog and Cumberland Shroomdogs.
A couple of weeks back he came home with chorizo style bangers. They were alright, but i prefer making vegan sietan chorizo sausages at home. He also picked up vegan salted caramel cheesecakes, that was good.
I have had a jar of mixed nuts that i often use to make nut roast from scratch, but they have been there a while, that i decided to make Nigella Lawsons Union Square nuts.
Like i said, I am on annual leave this week and one of my plans, amongst other things is to straighten up my dishevelled cookbook shelves.
I am sharing this post with Sherry's Pickings who host the In My Kitchen series.