Spinach and other rambles
After the success of my tomatoes in summer (which I am still picking) I have decided to grow spinach this winter. The first crop is almost ready to pick, however I find that when I am wandering past I can't help but eat a leaf, so there isn't quite as much as there use to be. On the weekend I planted the second crop of spinach - this time 3 punnets instead of just one. Those little green pellets are to keep the pestie snails away that seem to appear as soon as I plant something small and tender.
The lemon balm smells delicious and makes a great tea. Usually after it flowers in summer it dies back, but not this year (probably due to the mild summer), it has decided to spring back and grow - the first frosts will probably cause it some stress.
What is on your fridge door - I find it a great place to store those recipes I have cut out or printed from magazines/internet. I have been finding recipes for my son to cook - he made this one last week and it was delicious (we did modify the recipe slightly). Need to find something for this week.
I made this recipe last week, however being American I had to do some guess work eg what is 4 squares of chocolate? I used the whole block! And half a packet of marshmallow? I guessed!!
Did I tell you that I was on a diet? I am and so far lost almost 7kgs (in 2 months) and have another 8kg to go before I reach my ideal weight. I am dieting with a friend which makes it so much easier and creates a bit of a competition (anything to motivate me). Its' not really dieting it just changing the way I eat and cutting out "bad" foods. I was very proud of myself - last night we had roast pork and I didn't eat any crackling - my weakness. My DH offered me some and I said NO!!
The downside to loosing weight is, of course, my clothes are now too loose. Once my goal is reached I will need to visit a dressmaker and get everything taken in!!
To all my blogging friends . . . have a wonderful week