Round the garden in 80 days #45

For Christmas, I got the following book:

and was eager to try out some of the recipes, especially after yesterday purchasing the necessary spices which are generally not in my store cupboard. So, this morning was filled with kneading and proving and baking.

After this, the skies started to darken and I had wanted to tick at least one gardening job off the list, now my finger is almost healed following the recent accident with a bread knife. So, I downed tools in the kitchen and took them up outside.

As the rhubarb in the pot shown above had receded for winter, an evening primrose had grown in its stead. Since the rhubarb is to be moved to a spot in the ground, the evening primrose also needed some attention. At first, it was going to be moved to the compost bin but it has had a reprieve.

It seemed a shame to dispose of a plant which could grace a newly opened place in the ground. I had thought about sowing phacelia by the dalek compost bin, so that the ground there is not left bare over winter. However, last year’s attempt with saved seeds hadn’t worked out, so the evening primrose is probably the better option.

Once I had a trowel in my hand, I even dug out some more of the violets before the first spots of rain began to appear. Then it was time to try out Cheese, Cumin and Walnut Breads before settling down to finish my Monmouth Cap.

It’s not the most elegant pieces of attire but if they sell for upwards of £20 on Etsy, there must be a few people wearing them. I wonder if I’ll wear mine the next time I go to archery.

Well, that is to be decided in 2022. I hope you have a wonderful end of 2021 and that next year will be a good one for you all.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #45

  1. That soil looks rich and friable

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    I am all for giving plants second chances in new spots, long may it flourish. Happy New Year.

  3. gaiainaction says:

    Are you enjoying your new book Helen? And cooking up your dishes with Persian flavours? Sounds delicious.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you very much for your comment, Agnes. It managed to hide from me until today!

      Anyway, I’ve been enjoying the book very much. My daughter and I have different tastes from each other, so some of the recipes I alone will eat, others can be modified to suit us both.

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