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Friday, 20 March 2015

The Eclipse and a Lonely Parsnip

Welcome to my new follower, Chris, I think it is :)

I was looking forward to the solar eclipse this morning but it turned out to be a bit of an ante-climax.  It went slightly darker with lengthening shadows on the lawn but, of course, I hadn't thought it through and had no eye shield so didn't see much else.  OH had the slightly dubious idea of standing in the porch, aiming his camera in approximately the right direction and clicking away without looking.  We have some really weird shots and a couple of OK ones which I have yet to see on a big screen.....lol... we are certainly NOT related to Brian Cox!

Afterwards we popped into town and I found this book at the giveaway price of £2.99 in WH Smith.  The cover is slightly damaged but the original price was £16.99 so I feel I had a bargain.  Some of the recipes in there are lush and well worth a try. I'll let you know how I get on....




When we came home OH decided to finish off the gardening I started on Sunday and to sow some seed potatoes and plant some new strawberry plants.  On emptying the big tub from last year he found this....

Aw, I was so excited! (I know, I don't get out much!) I fully intend to eat this lonely little chap on Sunday.  It would be rude not to, wouldn't it.  After all he has struggled valiantly on when all his little pals were pulled and eaten ;)

How are you all getting on with your Spring planting?  I think I will try growing some pea shoots in a pot indoors.  Has anyone else done this? Was it easy to get some edible shoots quickly?  Do they need heat to germinate?  I have never done it before but fancy some pick and come again salad stuff.  Any tips greatly appreciated....

Thanks everso for popping in x

6 comments:

  1. You will love the cook book, if ever I want a full on treat it is one of the first that I look through. I dug out my parsnip seed yesterday, it will be Monday before they go in though, I need to make a netting covered frame to keep the cats off once the garden seeds go in. As it will be my visitor cat I do not mind, she earns her right by keeping the garden mouse free.. I grow pea shoots, just plonk a few seeds in a pot, stand on the windowsill and off they go, no need for heat.

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    1. I'm certainly going to try the pea shoots, Pam, thank you.

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  2. I would have got the book at that price, We are growing just a few seeds,We eat alot of parsnips roasted, have a good weekend.x

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    1. Thanks, Marlene, it really is a great book x

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  3. Bargains are hard to come by in WH Smith. You did well! Jx

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