Tuesday, 4 August 2009

High Summer

Sonata:

Not that it's blazingly hot or anything ... in fact it's rained more often than not lately ..... still , it's definitely August . The streets are empty as those that can , get away to sunbathe and shake their heads at strange foreign ways . But , having holidayed earlier , I'm at home and pottering.
I'm tidying again and discovering forgotten summery treasures like these sample cards for French ribbon , for some reason buried in a box of knitting patterns




And trying to rescue the coffee table which , after forty or so years of service , looks ready to turn up its toes , while listening to silly audio books like "Five Red Herrings "by Dorothy L. Sayers or "Dr Finlay , Further Adventures of a Black Bag " ( we who purchase our audio books in car boot sales take what we can get ) . And doing as little cooking as possible while eating what used to be called An Ample Sufficiency :



This is just a warm salad of grilled chicken breast , marinaded in Ras Al Hanouf , olive oil and lemon juice , over rocket and new potatoes . Simple and good ....... though not photogenic !

And talking about food , grandson , until recently omniverous , will now only eat fish fingers . His desperate mother , fearing scurvy , has taken to making smoothies of increasing diversity . He took a sip of one of the latest and put it down , " I don't like cold soup " . She feels that maybe the sesame seeds and cucumber with apple , carrot and yoghurt version had maybe an ingredient too many.

And finally , because I now seem to have millions of buttons , I've listed a few sets on Etsy . There'll be more over the next few days .

6 comments:

pennygj said...

I think I'm probably with the grandson on this one, and I like smoothies! Still he's better than my second son who would only eat cornflakes for what seemed like years and years...He's now a strapping 6'2" and eats everything, so there is light at the end of the tunnel, eventually!

claribell said...

cold soup smoothie..that's so funny, but hmmmm i think i'd take the fish fingers as well!

Tania said...

How about an orange juice and fish finger version?

Redwoodhouse said...

I must have a big tidy up too but I just am not in the moad at the moment!!!
Your salad looks yummy and very healthy I need to shop I have no 'nice' food in the larder.
Jan

urbancraft said...

I might have to take you up on that offer for the buttons. Those are cool ones.

peppermintpatcher said...

The buttons and ribbons are brilliant!