Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
I try and have home made bread always at home but sometimes it's difficult to find the time. I grew up with that so it's normal to me. In fact, shop bought bread was a treat. When i am good at planning i soak the grains the night before, but most of the time i bake the Grant loaf, first found in a Delia cookbook. Super quick and yummy. This time i used a third rye flour, the rest white flour and a handful of linseeds. Despite dropping it as i was about to put it in the oven it turned out fine. Even not so successful homemade bread is always better than shop bought.
and lastly, we put up the Ikea Trofast cupboard for big button's toy. Makes organizing his toys and tidy up easier. I always feel that our house is a mess so I hope this will help with that.
Going through his toys I felt that there was a lot we could probably get rid off. Things that we had 'inherited' and toys we hadn't actually chosen ourselves. Sometime getting things for free actually ends up just costing energy just by them simply existing and not being used. Time for a trip to the charity shop I think.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
wow, the autumn is passing so quickly. I love this season but i also find it's much too short until the dark grey winter is upon us. We went to our alottment this morning and picked the last of the pumpkins, found a lonely red onion. The calendula seems to have had a last wave of bloom or it might just seem like that as everyting around them is wilting and going brown. There has been frost so the kale is good to pick now. I love kale. Especially kale salad from Feeding the Whole Family I really like this book and have used it a lot although i find the ingredients a bit confusing at times. But I think it's mainly because the American English uses different names and when I am not sure immediately and think i have to go look something up i kind of give up.
Coming home with veggie bounty like that makes me feel happy. Happiness can be that simple.
I'll save the pumpkin for later, cook the kale for supper together with chickpeas that are simmering right this moment. Curry perhaps? When the two Buttons wake up I'll make some cake with them as we need it. Having had a very hectic weekend, having a few slow days like this are just perfect and I try and relish every moment. Just being together is fine.