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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:55
Obelixx says:

Can I suggest a  large pair of rubber gloves and a bottle of kitchen cleaner for you OH Clari?

It is perfectly possible to do a full English/Scottish/Irish breakfast without asking an unholy mess of everything.  Not so easy with croissants and baguettes as the crumbs get everywhere and so does the jam!

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 He can use three saucepans making beans on toast. I think it's a magic trick!

Fortunately the dishwasher (and my stomach) are taking most of the strain and he's now happily pressure washing the driveway. I'm not even going to look at what colour the side of my car is turning!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:48
B3 says:

Clarington, why isn't your GFG in the attic like everyone else's?

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 We use it all the time! I especially enjoy taking it outside to grill fish on as the kitchen hasn't an extractor (or doors) so it keeps the house from getting that decidely less than fresh smell.

I also use my ice cream maker weekly throughout the summer.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:26

In January 2016 I planted 48 seeds that I thought were from the thuggish iris pseudacorus (or big yellow thing in the pond to you and me). It was a fun experiment in germination rates to keep my mind busy.

I did have a purple iris (Iris versicolor kermisina) in the pond but yellow thing had quickly crushed it's spirit and I assumed taken over.

So imagine my delight when I found that after my experiment the five seedlings I had kept (I.e. forgot to put in the compost bin owing to having been distracted at the time and never quite gotten round to it) one produced the above!

There's no sign of flowers from the other four but I am hoping that a few more might show promise and I'll use them to replace yellow thug. 

Who's nicked my figs?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:10

Wasn't me!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:09

aww Lily! I do enjoy watching the birds in the garden; they always seem to have so much more charectors than the likes of the pigeons.

I made the mistake of going into the kitchen after he made (a very nice and insanely unhealthy) breakfast.

Microwave; covered in beans

George Foreman; covered in sausage 

Hob; I think it's mushroom juice. Can you even get mushroom juice?

Oven; dare not look inside. But surely you can't make that much mess with hash browns

Dishwasher: apparently an egg rolled off the counter into the (clean) dishwasher. It's splatter zone has seen the dishwasher simply shut and restarted

BBQ: Apparently the George Foreman and oven and job were simply not enough things to cook on so he's used the BBQ as well. I will get around cleaning this by ignoring it.

Still; it was a good breakfast.

But I think I'll make supper ;)

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 10:53

Pat; your nudge must have worked. His lordship is now cooking a full English breakfast! There seems to be enough for a least six (there's only two of us) so get your plates ready.

For anyone else whose meant to be on a diet; we'll start again on Monday!!

Rain seems to be lifting slightly. I dare not check the weather station.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:55
Pat E says:

Yum, Dove. I'm wishing Hubby would make his promised move into the kitchen. I'm getting hungry. Dark outside.

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 Give him a nudge! Maybe he can take mine with him too; that mug of tea in bed never did materialise.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:54

Morning All!

bacon is in the fridge, the kettle is on, there's a choice of 

1. rhubarb crumble

2. burnt cinder toffee (very sweet but oh so moreish)

3. raspberry and cream

homemade ice cream in the freezer 

and it's currently belting it down so no gardening just yet! If I can get the strawberries in from the garden I'll make some strawberry ice cream tomorrow. 

I need to decide whether this week's treat is cake or biscuits. Can't have both; meant to be trying to loose weight!

Selling Sunflowers at a car boot sale

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 17:02

Surely its too late for this year? I always want to grow sunflowers; then forget til it's too late.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 17:00

AAll I now about fit bits are: if you have the wrist band style and an electric toothbrush you quickly rack up miles!

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