The weather this weekend has been lovely. Sunny with a slight but warm breeze so last evening after an afternoon working in the garden we had our first barbecue of the year. We dug in the freezer and found the a pack of honey roast sausages and some unlabelled burgers from the local farm shop. On cooking them we were correct and they were what we had thought, that was pork and apple. We discovered a pack of rolls also in the freezer, which had been unwrapped so had got to that rather crunchy inedible state. We of course ate what we could, the mayo and tomato moistened them a bit. It felt as if summer was not far away.
Sunday - woke up late so therefore got up late. What a delightful treat.
Back in the garden yesterday. Here is the good news.
Three weeks ago (see post MONDAY 7TH APRIL) we planted lots of seeds and the shallots and they have all begun to sprout except one. Here is the list ;
spinach, rocket, shallots, spring onions, radishes, garlic, Russian tarragon, parsley, corn salad, Italian leaf salad ( a variety which I can't tell you as the packet has blown away) and the only one which is still dormant is Lollo rosso but there is yet time.
I am always excited when things begin to grow. I feel very strongly that there should be no chemicals involved in this cultivation so this is the story of my little organic garden fertilised with organic multipurpose compost and manure from a local smallholder.
Also yesterday the rest of the crunchy bread was converted into two Bread and Butter puddings - one nutmeg and orange and the other just cinnamon. Delish!
A simple but most satisfying way to spend the weekend.