After such a windy, soaking, miserable day on Saturday, yesterday was totally the opposite. Warm, sunny, a light breeze and just a typical summer day. Peeping out, today could go either way but the forecast is good!
Yesterday Beth and Alex came round bearing allotment gifts - back beans, broccoli, courgettes (of course) and a cucumber, very twisted and contorted but absolutely delicious! I'm wondering about going for a cucumber plant next year - they grow up, supported, not spread out like courgettes. I may ask for advice from the fount of all knowledge, aka Dad.
The lasagne I made was absolutely scrummy. A while ago there was a programme where famous chefs cooked frugal food. It was fun, worked in some ways but not in others and I remember one chef looking at a frugal ready meal lasagne at either 75p or 95p (I forget which) and saying 'you couldn't make it for that'. At the time I thought 'I bet I could', but I never tested that. Well, now I know I can . . . bigger portions, much, much healthier, all made from scratch and cheaper too! I was well chuffed.
The programme didn't really work on a number of levels but there is definitely a gap in the food programme genre for good, genuinely and practically frugal cooking without hard-to-get, expensive, use once ingredients and employing down to earth utensils and techniques. I hope someone gets their act together on this one.
Well, today's breakfast is a cooked one - bacon and cheese and onion drop scones - so I'd better be off. The kitchen needs a tidy before I start today's food adventures!
|I took some panoramic photos on holiday. Here's one of them.|