There hasn't been much baking this month. None at all, in fact. This is probably a Good Thing as far as the waistline is concerned. I have still been cooking from scratch though, but I'm not sure whether this counts - I don't know any other way to cook...!
There has been a lot of slow cooker action though and a good number of elastic stews have been made ('elastic' because I dilute the last half portion of whatever it is with boiling water, give it a bit of attention with a potato masher and hey presto! Soup!). The food flask has also been pressed into service this month and it's been fab having a hot homemade lunch at the day job, especially as the office heating only just came on yesterday.
|A bad photo of a good soup - slow roast lamb and Mediterranean veg, as I remember...|
Ain't done no stockpiling, sorry. Does making Christmas decorations for the shop count?
I haven't been here much this month (more of that anon), so my bins have been delightfully empty. I ate up all the fridge contents before I left for my hols, which meant I didn't even food shop until the 23rd this month!
Last month I swore I was going to make washing powder this month. I failed. I will make it in November. I will!
I haven't done anything new to the garden this month but I am *still* harvesting spinach, rocket, beetroot, carrots and salad onions. I am pleased about this. Alas, my basil and thyme plants have got a serious greenfly infestation. I am not pleased about this. Any suggestions for de-bugging them, or are they doomed?
Well, the ripple blanket has grown a bit and some Christmas decorations have been made, but it's been a very quiet month for the crochet hooks, all things considered.
There's a lot to go under this heading. Or rather, one big thing to go under this heading: we went on holidaaaaaay!
The Beloved and I spent just over a week in Scotland and it was HEAVEN! Lots of good food, walking, sight-seeing, reindeer-feeding, castle-visiting and whisky-quaffing.
Fingers crossed for a more productive Slow Living post next month...
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