Today I have been:
Gardening: I cleared the allotment bed where the climbing beans grew. I picked all the remaining bean pods to collect the beans for drying and cooking (I’ve already dried and packaged some for next years seeds). I cleared all the tomato plants from the greenhouse. I weeded two allotment beds. This took the whole morning. The kitchen now has a selection of trays and bowls of various harvests/seeds drying
Confused: about when a package would be delivered. Expecting it this morning, I was dismayed to find it not there, and the online tracking indicating it hadn’t moved all day. After waiting in for it much of the afternoon, I eventually realised I had the date wrong. It’s due tomorrow
Cooking: I’ve experimented making rice-pudding-in-the-bed. Well, not an actual bed, but something I bought myself a few weeks ago when I was finding making yoghurt in my actual bed worked brilliantly but was a little inconvenient. More on this later in the week. I boiled the carcass from the roast chicken Malcolm cooked this weekend to make stock and then soup, in which I cooked knaidlach. For tonight’s supper. I’ve been reading my two Jewish cookery books for other ideas for this week. Toasted more seeds for sprinkling on salads etc.
Zooming: a meeting switched from face-to-face to online
Writing: some more catch-up emails, complete with apologies
Knitting: more of that colourful garment
Surprised: that something I posted yesterday on Instagram has gathered an extraordinary number of ‘likes’
Missing: going out for a walk (see ‘confused’ above). Oops.