I have been out in the garden and dead headed my roses, watered the pots and caught up with all the washing which dried on the line.
I don't often pick my roses, but couldn't resist cutting three today, with some Hebe flowers to put into a little crystal glass jug.
For dinner I made salmon patties with vegetables. It is the first time I have made these and it won't be the last - they were very nice.
I made us a desert using rhubarb from the garden based on my friend's 'Apple Stuff' recipe.
Norvell's Apple Stuff
All measurements are approximate.
Based on three apples.
Peel and chop apples
3/4 cup of sugar (or less if sweet apples)
Little bit of grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp cinnamon
Mix above ingredients together. add 1/4 cup of raisins/sultanas and 1/4 cup water or apple juice.
Put into small oval baking dish.
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pecans broken up
2 tbsp flour
pinch of salt
2 tbsp canola oil.
Mix together and spread over top of apple. Drizzle maple syrup over the top.
Bake at 350 F or Gas mark 4 for 20 - 30 minutes until topping golden and crunchy.
My variation of this today was:
Two sticks of rhubarb
Two apples and two sticks of rhubarb
Chop up into small pieces, add sultanas
Add pecans, sugar and water/juice and mix up.
Add topping and pop in the oven (I think mine took 40 minutes to cook)
This was also very good! Enough for two days.
While away I finished two books
(Photo courtesy of Google Images)
This one - which I managed to get from the charity shop for £1 (I bought this thinking she was the same author of 'Water for Elephants' but afterwards realised wasn't) I enjoyed this book - quite different to what I normally read...
This one I finished during my eight hour wait at the airport (due to delayed flight)
These are my next two books beside my bed to start reading.