Croutons, Oaty Biscuits, Tops that are Dresses and Veg Seeds


Croutons, Oaty Biscuits, Tops that are Dresses and Veg Seeds

imageOther doings in the kitchen so far today include using up the hard leavings of a baquette and the last few slices from a value loaf. I sliced and chopped them into croutons, tossed them with some tandoori spice and a little oil, then cooked them in a pan until crispy. They will keep in an airtight box for a while and I’ll use them sprinkled on soups.

imageMike’s goody box was almost empty, so I did him some oaty biscuits. Put some sultanas in this time. He scoffed two handfuls before they had time to cool properly. They are now safely stored in the tin, out of my way, before I scoff loads too.

A couple of days ago I found a nice top in a charity shop, imagebut when I tried it on, it was obviously supposed to be a dress. I tried it with leggings and over jeans, but it just looked all wrong. So in a bit I shall be chopping a few inches off the bottom and making it more the top I thought it was. imageIt is a good colour for me and the visible zip up the back is a nice feature, I shall be ready for when the weather really warms up 🙂




The peas and broad beans have sprouted in the greenhouse

imagethe chilli is flowering even more enthusiastically than it was

imagethe chives are up and doing their thing

imageimageand I have planted some very early carrots, hopefully they’ll come up. It seems cruel somehow to put such tiny seeds into such cold soil

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