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Monday, 23 May 2011

last weekend

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i'm very happy to report the garden is alive and very well. we have so much spinach, lettuce and rocket! i spent a lot of time there on saturday, loosening up the soil, planting and watering, i was limping around with sore muscles on sunday. oh, and i found a good way to cycle there, which takes me an hour each way.

also made some strawberry jam, and tried my hand at baking a simple white loaf from nigel slater's 'appetite'. it turned out huge, and quite pretty. have any of you tried his recipe for olive foccaccia?

what was your weekend like?

12 comments:

Elisabelle said...

the first photo is fantastic.
our weekend was swell. we went to see a movie: pirates of the caribbean (perfect for a 9 years old;)). we have seen some friends. i have cooked lasagnas, cake, and cookies. we have played star wars monopoly.

cara said...

yum yum spinach! my weekend was rainy and quiet. i cut a lino print for uni and watched my cousin in oliver. it was nice to have a down time :)

Anne said...

Sounds lovely! I miss my garden here in Paris- used to have a small one when living in Holland before, nothing better then preparing some fresh homegrown veggies for dinner! My weekend was good: went to a little jazzfestival in an aweome squatted building and had some drinks along the Seine afterwards - that's the good side of Paris :-) Happy new week to you!

suzie said...

sounds like a blissful weekend. Mine was rather blighted by car breakdown. But I did get to eat delicious pizza and drink chardonnay at a lovely bistro and sepnd some time on my veg garden too.
I love to bake bread, and I have never trid the NS recipe, I'm tempted to give it a go!

Kristina said...

beautiful garden, wish I would have one as well... until then I go with my little garden on the balcony :)

Sewon said...

I wish I had a garden! My weekend was pretty good. I walked a lot and enjoyed the cool weather. :)

MANDY said...

Wow fresh organic produce and lots of cycling ... you are going to be a picture of health !!!

jana said...

strawberry jam...that sounds so good. meine wird aber immer zu süss. benutzt du gelierzucker?
i haven't tried nigel's focaccia. but if you consider other options, the one in giorgio locatelli's 'made in italy' is fantastic (sag bescheid wenn du das rezept willst!)

sandra said...

yum, strawberry jam! my weekend was a delight, lots of sleep, lots of sun and that thunderstorm - it was spectacular! hope you're having a wonderful start of the new week :)

P R I M O E Z A said...

ahh, the things you'll make from home grown produce will be so delicious.

Jenna said...

kristina, all of this sounds just wonderful! i need to get going on planting - i'm so late this year. strawberries, mint, basil, lettuce, tomatoes, it all has to be done. can't wait till late july and august. :-)

chrrristine said...

Kristina, dein Garten klingt toll! wir haben jetzt endlich Blumenkästen, da hat es Platz für Kräuter und Tomaten, das ist schon mal ein Start. Aber so richtig Gemüse selbst anbauen, das ist echt noch mal was anderes, ich freu mich auf weitere Posts aus deinem Garten!

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