Friday, 27 September 2013

Hello Again

 After some time away I am back to recording my daily living. So much has happened since then; so much has remained as it always will.
There’s still plenty to do around the home with baking, cleaning, and time for some crafting too. I’ve learnt to bake my own bread of late after some interesting failures, or is that learning attempts? 

I’m still the one in the house doing the dishes. I enjoy it as our kitchen sink over looks the backyard where my growing garden is. Speaking of gardens, I’m harvesting from my beginners attempts at gardening! The baby peas grew up, as well as the snap peas, and there is carrots too. The onions have yet to be harvested, they will in the near future. I made a first dinner with the carrots and with the peas. I experimented and used some spearmint from our herbs to cook the peas in and give them a delicate flavour. I thought I had a lot of peas but mum did warn me, the peas once shelled will give only a few peas, but there was still plenty to go around!
Peas and spearmint:
Roughly chop up a handful of spearmint leaves. Soak the leaves in a dish of water about 2-3 cups of water. You can squeeze and 'kneed' the leaves to break them down and to color the water with their flavour. Strain the leaves and keep the water to add to your water that you will boil your peas in. The spearmint is a more subtle taste than peppermint which can also be used.

All of it is being recorded in books and journals I’ve been making.  There's also much more I've been making but that is for another time!
What I've been watching:
 "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."- Jane Austen.