Tuesday, August 2, 2011
One year ago today I started this blog. Thanks to all of you who read and make lovely comments and inspire me with your own blogs and good advice.
My year ago post celebrated beetroot and included a recipe of beetroot choc chip muffins. I didn't grow beetroot this year. The truth is I don't much like beetroot. They bleed everywhere and stain your hands and chopping block and always seem like a lot of bother. Although beetroot does look good growing in the garden. And a picture of it has adorned my blog header for 12 months. But I figured a blog birthday is a good day to change the header. So I attempted to put a new picture up top which showed my lovely crimson flowering broad beans. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the photo the right size and I remember I had to do lots of fiddling about last time. Which I really can't be bothered doing today because the sun is shining and it's warm even though it's winter and this has made me very excited.
I had also planned to make a cake with something from the garden in celebration. I thought a lemon poppy seed cake would be nice. But we already have some sweet treats in the fridge given to us by Monkey Man's sister and I don't want to waste them and I really can't be bothered baking today. Because, I repeat - it is a beeeauwdiful day today and I think I would rather pull up a weed and go talk to the chooks. So we'll have to make do with a candle poked into a lemon to celebrate.