It’s now more than 2 months since baby Mia (pictured) was born, and I still haven’t blogged a recipe yet. I don’t really feel like I need to apologise (I’m enjoying time with Mia, working full time, and studying for a degree from home – something I should have done when I was younger like most other people), but here it is anyway. Sorry for not updating the site in a while!
I’m no La tartine Gourmande, that’s for sure – Bea was already blogging within a couple of weeks of giving birth to Lulu (and well done to her for doing so!). I honestly didn’t realise how much time out of your life a little baby can take.
It’s important not to lose sight. I still love to eat good food , but hardly find the time to take photographs and blog about it. Just the other day I had a delicious salad of mixed tomatoes (black, green, yellow and red varieties) with rocket and balsamic vinegar that I’m sure would have looked so good in a photograph, if I’d have bothered taking one. Some of those tomatoes (bright orange and super sweet Sungold type) were grown in my conservatory; despite not knowing what I’m doing, they’re coming out just fine and I’ll be doing the same next year.
I’ve been in the kitchen a fair bit recently, too, so I can feel a few recipe posts for the blog brewing. My blackcurrant jam turned out much better than last year (adding the sugar later was the key), and I have a pork bolognese recipe I just need to share with you all. Perhaps more exciting (to geeks like me); I can see hawthorns, rosehips and elderberries growing in a local hedgerow which are just crying out to be picked, when the time is right.
Finally, I haven’t forgotten the cookbook giveaway I promised a couple of weeks ago. I pick (drumroll please)….Jennifer H! 30 years of canned food is way too much. The book is yours!