Jan 6th – Lockdown day …

Well, I should have been playing golf today, but alas, like the rest of the country, it’s an indoor day. So what to do??? Well, there’s an old saying that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and so I cooked a bit of breakfast after walking the woofers, cleaned up and noticed lots of birdsContinue reading “Jan 6th – Lockdown day …”

October 29th – Pumpkin carving

I got home this evening to find these on the doorstep. Looks like the lodgers have been busy… The carving of pumpkins originates from the Samhain festival, when Gaels would carve turnips to ward off spirits and stop fairies from settling in houses. A theory that explains the Americanised name Jack O’Lantern came from the folkloric story of Stingy Jack, who fooled theContinue reading “October 29th – Pumpkin carving”

October 24th – Thai soup….

Well, it was a pretty grim day weather wise, and so we sorted out a few cupboards and old books. Should we ditch (take to a charity shop) a pasta recipe book? As normal, I decided to hang on to it and also tried out a soup recipe in it. The result was surprisingly goodContinue reading “October 24th – Thai soup….”

October 14th – productivity….

As I walked the dogs this morning, I came across a tractor ploughing a large plot in the early morning, autumn sunshine. The sight and the efficiency of this single tractor which now ploughs a field in a fraction of the time, which not so long ago, farmers would use a horse or oxen toContinue reading “October 14th – productivity….”

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??”