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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Taking it easy


High Tea for Habitat yesterday was fun. Only a small guest list but that's ok. I didn't hear any complaints and I enjoyed myself in the kitchen before everyone arrived and at the table chatting when the guests arrived. On Friday I was a bit disappointed that a lot of people couldn't come but now I'm keen to do it all again next September. And I must make mention that the worst part of the event would have been the washing up but with payment of a few party leftovers, Tim took care most of it when he got home from work. Thanks Tim, I know you don't like washing china tea cups and saucers.



And today has been an easy day. Up with the birds to climb trees. Actually I didn't get any higher than this which was one step of the ground and already too scary for me. Hope and my niece Charlotte were already two branches up in the walnut tree without an ounce of fear.

 
Home to potter in the garden and my corn seeds are up and teasing with the promise of fresh corn in the summer. Corn is one of my least reliable growers and when it does do well there always seems to be some mishap. Rams and corn don't make for a happy vegetable gardener that's all I will say.
 

I also did a little bit of rescuing. When I see those poor looking plants on the death row table at the shops I want to bring them all home. I did see some going into the bin and I really think a little water and TLC and they would have been good. I saved these ones and at 50cents for 8 tomato plants, it's the least I could do. They are Burnley Bounty which is apparently an heirloom Australian variety which I haven't grown before and I'm always happy to try new varieties.


I'm taking it easy in the kitchen tonight too. We have dispensed with soup night on Sundays for now (it's not really soup kind of weather). I was toying with having quiches on Sunday just for something to do and we have heaps of eggs- chicken, duck and turkey but I let the garden inspire me today and we are having a risotto. Asparagus and pea risotto actually. The mention of which was enough to give Hope cravings for 2 minute noodles (she only eats pea and asparagus raw).

Hope you have had a pleasant Sunday.
Tracy

10 comments:

shez said...

your table looks lovely with the High tea on it,love hearing what you are getting out of the vege garden,hubby and i planted shallots,lettuce,pumpkin and capsicums today,and we also picked some cabbages and silverbeet,yumm.xx

Joolz said...

I can relate about the afternoon tea, small crowd but still a fair bit of work. Your spread looks lovely and I love the array of different cups and saucers, especially that huge pink one.

Cheers - Joolz

Jodie said...

Everything looks simply divine at your place this weekend Tracy... xx

Louise Jane said...

I'm with Hope I only like peas raw. I also only like carrots and tomatoes uncooked. I flittered from one thing to another today inside. Reorganising rooms,putting pictures in frames and doing a good clean up. I do hear our vegie patch yelling out to me though. It started at a whisper and is now yelling.

The Little Acre that Could said...

It seems so strange and out of sync to read about spring and planting when we in Canada are getting ready to put our gardens to bed for winter. Strange but delightful! :-)

Lisa said...

A first I thought you were on a swing! I'm not good with heights, either.
Wish I could come to your tea party.

Fiona said...

well done with your high tea... I always say the right people end up coming to things ..
Pea and asparagus risotto sounds delicious...
Hugz

africanaussie said...

Mmm asparagus and peas rissoto sounds good - we picked our first crop of asparagus yesterday and it was yummy. My purple asparagus is the tastiest, and I grew that from seed at the same time I planted the two year crowns. I think I might try some more seeds.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Everything on your table looks so delicious! Yum! And I know what you mean about rescuing the poor looking plants at the store. We do that all the time, too!

Tania @ Out Back said...

Fifty cents for eight tomato plants, cant pass that up. Sounds like a bargain to me, and they look like they will be okay with a bit of TLC. I am sure they are in good hands with you Tracy :)

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