No. 1 Gardening
I've been tidying up the vegetable beds which were starting to look very overgrown.
I wasn't even sure if there were vegetables in there!
But look what I found... and there's lots more to come.
So this has inevitably led to a second favourite activity.
No. 2 Cooking
What I love about this sort of cooking is that instead of deciding what's for dinner and then going shopping, I look at what ingredients I've got and then decide what to cook.
So there was a very garlicky two bean salad.
The recipe called only for broad beans but as I had climbing beans too, I used both.
It was VERY garlicky but at least I don't have to worry about vampires.
And a rather delicious beetroot and orange salad...
which I will definitely be making again.
Mmmmm... that would make a good page in my "red" Sketchbook...
And whilst clearing acres of overgrown mint I discovered a tiny lemon thyme shrub and remembered I seen a recipe for Lemon and Thyme Loaf... that I know one or two other bloggers have tried.
So I tried it too.
And it's good... I promise you that thyme in a cake is not as weird as it sounds... really... it is very good!
I think I should have added a third favourite activity...
No 3 Eating!
Recipes from some of my favourite books.
p.s. Still time to enter my birthday present giveaway!