Hello lovely ladies,
How are you today? Are you ready for the T-Party? It's being held at Elizabeth and Bleubeard's and everyone is invited. Of course we are expected to bring a beverage (not necessarily tea).
Let me start with my postcard, which is an interesting black and white photo entitled The Harmonica Player(2013):
The photographer is Jessy Libik. I've not been able to find much info on her. Not even where she lives. I think it might be Sweden. Anyway, I did find a photo of her:
The stamp is gorgeous. It features baby mountain goats. To be precise they are capricorns.
Things are a bit better here this week. Hubby is feeling better and he is eating more. I still have to stick to simple meals, but he has gained weight this week so that is a winner! Yesterday I made meatballs, and a friend had brought me some spinach (grown here in the village).
This is also my 'ticket' to the T-Party as my glas of Tinto de Verano is clearly visible.
Hubby helps me a lot around the house doing little jobs. For instance he hung a bracket on the patio wall:
It was to hang up this glorious fuchsia. That was last week. This is what it looks like now:
I love it!
Hubby also loves pottering about his plot, which is still overgrown and looks like this:
I've been planting herbs from a seed strip.
I had never used this method but it is very easy. I still had some seed trays and I sowed four seed trays with these strips. Already the middle row is sprouting.
Yesterday we went shopping at Lidl, our local supermarket. They were giving little pots with seeds if you spend a certain amount. We got six of these little seed pots:
There was dill, borage, carrot, cilantro, watercress and parsley.
Here is hubby dipping his aloe vera babies in the rooting powder.
Strangely enough, hubby doesn't tolerate bread, but he has no problem with cake or muffins. So I made some muffins:
And a rice dish with bacon bits, carrots and broad beans that I have peeled twice (I only used the tender insides without the skin around the bean).
And semolina pudding with almond biscuits.
Sunday we went to see our friends that have the ice cream parlor. And of course we had to have ice cream!
We were allowed to sit in their kitchen, behind the shop. Hubby is wearing a bike jacket because we'd gone on the bike. He really enjoys his ice cream. This was our lunch as you can imagine.
I have been looking for a pan that has removable handle, so that we can put the pan in the oven. I couldn't find what I wanted and I ended up buying a cast iron pan with a handle. I forgot to take a picture of it, and it is midnight now, so I will take a picture in daylight tomorrow and show you next week.
Here is the parcel (I had ordered a few other things too):
That is it from me today. I wanted to do some book reviews but it's late and that too will have to wait until another day.
And to finish, here is a little poem about the importance of bees (I'm thinking of Erika's bees):
Let's enjoy the T-Party.