Monday, 22 June 2015

More veg pickings

Vegetable pickings are increasing daily. Beside the lettuce, cue, odd courgette, bowl of strawberries I moved into substantial goods as today I found got a kilogram of beetroot and a nice head of green broccoli today.

We brought the broccoli as plants locally - 12 for £2. The first head is valued at £1.40 according to our supermarket web site and I can see at least 6 others coming along!  A good saving (£2/£3) on our fortnightly shop as I usually order 2 kg of broccoli each time.
 I think I have only ever brought beetroot (fresh, jar or cooked)  a couple of dozen times in my 45 year life as a housewife - happy to eat it when it is there but not something I would go out of my way to have specially. This bunch is priced as £3.50 (per kilogram). I will not put this in my "budget savings"  pot but call it a treat that cost nothing!

Our friendly local electrician came by late this afternoon and replaced the shower switch for £40. Only half my worst fears. Relief all round as hot shower needed after a day dodging showers while filling in the base for the oil tank with broken up concrete and re routing an electric wire away from that area.  I felt my back seize up a bit just before lunch so I went in to cook a quiche for lunch using up odds and ends and topping with a few thin bits of asparagus that came up suddenly after some rain freshened the roots. 

Started a new sewing project planning - its the British F1 soon so I shall need a distraction while the husband occupies the settee for hours!

2 comments:

  1. My strawberries are coming thick and fast. The corn is developing ears and I've had another lot of French beans this morning.

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  2. Our calabrese is the size of a very small ping pong ball! we could do with some really good rain and a bit of warmth, missing both today

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