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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Indian Summer

The weather sure is totally messed up! Here we are at the end of May, tomorrow June starts and we have summer weather all round. Even the nights are quite temperate. My poor veggies are so confused. I have huge tomatoes on the vines, new tomato plants flowering, my eggplant bushes are full of flowers and fruit. So what to do if Father Winter decides to wake up and start wintry weather? All my beautiful plants will die. I am harvesting figs and beans! For goodness' sake!  I  mean, what on earth is happening!

This morning I decided to make some sandwich spreads using just veggies. I simmered one onion, chopped up, in a bit of coconut oil, then added some freshly harvested young beans, finely grated carrots, finely grated broccoli and cauliflower, some parsley and fresh coriander, little bit of chopped cabbage and spinach, few stalks of celery, bit of chili and a few peppadews. Lightly mixed with the onions and quickly cooked, then blitz together with a bit of mayo. Salt, pepper and some smoked paprika, soy sauce, bit of vinegar and lemon juice and Bob's your uncle. Very tasty! Something for sarmies or for anything you like to dip. My granddaughter did the tasting and she likes it, so there you are!

I have been knitting so much lately that my shoulders are currently on strike and I still have to knit a jersey order. Started knitting children's socks as well and what a delight! Funny how in old age, some things just seem easier to knit than when you were much younger! I am trying all sorts of things and it is a lot of fun just doing that!

Hope that you have good weather and lots of fun wherever you are!


1 comment:

  1. Marlene - Have you tried adding a bit of chopped capers and gherkins to your sandwich spread? ;)