Phew! It's been hot this week, but I am not moaning! After 10 months of cold, cloud and rain we should all be happy. At the Horticultural meeting the other night the chairman said we could do with some rain - huh? not yet thank you!!
This week I have been:
Working in the baking hot heat!
Visiting the allotment and admiring these beautiful Sweet peas. The seeds were from Sarah Raven and they are doing very well.
They smell lovely too! I have three jugs full of them.
I have picked pounds of strawberriesAnd made this very retro flan. The base is shop bought (oh horrors!) mash up a load of strawberries ( the not so good ones) in some sugar and lay over the base, then place some strawberries (the good ones) decoratively on the top. Cover with a Greens quick gel, from a packet (more oh horrors!) leave to get a soggy bottom and enjoy! It's Mr HH's favourite!!!
Also made some Rhubarb and Strawberry cordial, delicious with some fizzy water.
Picked lots of veg - peas, french beans and the first courgettes
We opened the window and let some air in. Lost the key some months ago, and we were sure it would turn up during the "great kitchen make-over", but it hasn't and this week I have been trying to work in this heat with it shut. That's it I announced, I am going to call a man in to replace the lock. Mr HH disappeared into the garage this morning and I heard lots of grinding sounds. You would never guess, but he had made a new key out of an old one and proudly opened the window and shut the window and opened the window and shut the window.............
He has added locksmith to his list of skills!
But best of all...
We had a home grown dinner - potatoes, peas, carrots, french beans and kale- so proud!