Hope you like your greens

Hello All

I said that I would be practising with my new camera app. As you know photography is not my forte so it couldn’t be any worse, right? Well you are right! Definitely sharper and clearer. Sorry turns out a good camera doesn’t help my sense of composition or subject. If you are allergic to green look away now. I’ll tell you when it’s safe to come back.

I have a penchant for allotments. There I have admitted it. I love the thought of all those superb tasty veggies growing in small scale patchwork ranks. Mmmm satisfying.

On my way through to Oxenholme Station I like to wander from the main road and walk through allotment land.

Yummy goodness. Gorgeous fruit tress. No scrumping was undertaken. Honest.

Everyone has their own style. From slightly chaotic to serried ranks. You. Leeks! shoulders back, stand up straight.

Anyone remember ‘The Flower Pot Men’ ? Bill and Ben and most especially Little Weeeeeed? Those were innocent times!!!!!

Productive way to recycle old window units.

Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb.

If you are ready for some new recipes for all those scrummy, crunchy, luscious veggies… (oh yes… you can look back greeniness is over … sort of).

I spotted this book yesterday and thanks to a kindly friend JH and her gift of a book voucher I was able to buy it and bring it home. At first I thought it might have too many fancy clancy ingredients that this country mouse would struggle to get. But as I sat drooling at all the tastiness within I realised the recipes were heart-warming, stomach-filling and easily made. In addition to the glorious food are tales of the rich Middle Eastern culinary heritage beautifully and humorously written.

Definitely got p166 Imam Biyaldi (The Swooning Imam … apparently) lined up for a warming supper. And warming is the order of the day here in the Cumbrian summer. Don’t know about anyone else but I have been ffffffffreezing lately. So much so it has been even more of a pleasure to work on one of my ongoing projects, the scrap blanket.

Thankfully it has reached the stage where it is large enough to cover my legs and toes. And the scrap mountain is going down. Win win.

Hope your week is going well. What are you and your weather up to?

Until next we meet,
Moke xxx

4 comments on “Hope you like your greens

  1. I love all those allotment pictures. I too am making a big scrap blanket (destined to go to Syria) and have been enjoying the warmth. The weather in Wales is best described as ‘unpredictable’ – everything from heatwave to needing to light the fire this ‘summer’.

    • Moke says:

      Love ‘unpredictable’. Scrap blankets are great, therapeutic, recycled and useful. Yours sounds destined to be truly needed. Mx

  2. sewchet says:

    I’m making a scrappy blanket for a Christmas present although, inevitably, I will end up having to buy yarn to finish it!! We’re in Spain at the moment and 36 degree heat is impossible to crochet in. I’m (almost!) looking forward to returning to our cool Summer so I can get the hook out again:)

    • Moke says:

      Spain sounds a good deal warmer than Cumbria! The weather here is mercurial to say the least. Enjoy Espana. The crochet will wait. Mokex

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