Yesterday I had a lot of starter so made around eight pikelets, six of which are now stored in the freezer. As I have more today, I think it will be pikelet day - breakfast and lunch. They're so delicious: at the weekend I shared the recipe with a friend and she and her boys now love them. As I've said before, it is worth keeping sourdough starter simply for the discard side-products.
Down the allotment, I managed to trim one pathway with my new shears and dig over a patch of soil before the back protested and the foot/ankle started giving me hassle. Little and often is the name of the game, I think, and gradually the stamina will build. Beth finished digging over the potato patch and after I had gone she planted some mange tout which is exciting. The potatoes are doing whatever potatoes need to do on her window ledge at the moment. I have no idea what she will be wanting me to work at today but I am sure it will be hard work!
I managed to get the cushion cover finished and all it needs now, like the first one, is buttons. I will have to take a trip into town to the market at some point or maybe it is an ideal excuse to visit And Sew On again. I need to go anyway - I have decided to make a tablecloth with large patchwork squares a bit like this only with larger squares and in colours that tone with the furnishings, of course.
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Today is the aforementioned allotment and I need to make some more oaty biscuits as I'm right out. In fact, I might do them when I have finished this as they are very quick and easy and can bake while I am getting the kitchen ready for the day.
After coffee, of course!
B: poached egg on pikelets
L: pikelets with soft cheese and chutney, apple
D: the rest of the pasta with the rest of the sauce made yesterday - I might add some chick peas or other beans to it. Then yogurt.