Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Here they are sitting in empty egg cartons on a window ledge in the conservatory. The ones on the left are called Sarpo Mira, and they're organic and late croppers. The ones on the right are called Kifli, and they're early croppers. So I'm hoping I won't have to buy any potatoes for the whole of the summer this year.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Last night I watched Superscrimpers on TV. It’s up to Series 2 Episode 3, and I hadn’t come across it before, so I’m busy watching the ones I missed online.
But back to last night’s episode. Leo made some butter out of cream that was almost at its use-by date. I had some cream left from a dinner that I’d cooked for friends a week ago, and had been looking for a way to use it up. I’m not a big cream fan, so hadn’t found a use for it yet, and was reaching the point where I would have to get rid of it somehow.
I didn’t like the idea of throwing the whole pot away in my rubbish bin any more than I liked the idea of pouring it down the drain. Just as I was playing around with the thought of turning it into ice cream, I saw Leo making butter.
All I needed was an empty jam jar and about 10 minutes’ worth of elbow grease and I had a pretty respectable pat of butter to put on my bread.
Best of all, I know what went into it.