September 5th – don’t throw food away…

We had a few sad looking vegetables in the fridge, and so my clever wife made a delicious soup. Carrots, peppers, sweet potato, cumin, paprika, cannellini beans, leaks, tomatoes and courgettes, with some chili oil were thrown in the soup maker and the result was fab, mopped up with some warm bread. When the kidsContinue reading “September 5th – don’t throw food away…”

September 4th – Old pair of jeans grow on plants???

Oh…. I must get my ears checked,Ā  Aubergines grow on plants šŸ¤£. Mrs L was given this plant for her birthday from a friend and she is delighted to announce that there are already 2 fruits (yes, fruit not vegetables), and lots more flowers. According to Wikipedia…..Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal is a plant species inContinue reading “September 4th – Old pair of jeans grow on plants???”

September 1st – A different treat…

Dad’s turn to cook again as Mum was doing her classes, but a request was made for Spinach pancakes (recipe here). They were pretty good, but as normal I cooked too many, so I wondered what to do with the spares??? Well, the dogs always have a chew after our dinner and join us toContinue reading “September 1st – A different treat…”

August 26th – When in Cornwall…..

A pasty must be sampled…. We went on one of our favourite woofer walks, an easy circular walk starting in Mawgan Porth, and heading in land to St Mawgan, with the customary stop for coffee on the footpath and the lunch at The Falcon Inn in St Mawgan. Cornish pastiesĀ originated as portable lunches for tinContinue reading “August 26th – When in Cornwall…..”

July 26th – Who ate the eggs??

Having 4 legged children has many benefits, but today’s post focuses on another aspect. One of these 3, knocked the eggscalator off of the counter complete with 18 eggs. There was very little evidence, as they cleared up (including the shells that they love). We are pretty sure Callie (centre) was the ring leader, asContinue reading “July 26th – Who ate the eggs??”

July 25th – First post-lockdown dinner

My fab step-son Andy and his lovely partner Stella took us out for a meal last night in Bristol. Prior to the evening, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it, as we had been isolating due to Denise’s asthma, but it was great to eat out again. The staff at the restaurant wereContinue reading “July 25th – First post-lockdown dinner”

June 26th – Harvest time

Our cherry tree is absolutely loaded this year. The cherries are a tad tart, but still tasty. I grabbed a kilo this year and left the rest for our feathered friends. Now to decide what to do with them….. Cherry Gin Liquor, Cherry brandy or maybe a tart….Although, I could do the booze route andContinue reading “June 26th – Harvest time”