Friday, 7 October 2016

Don't You Flippin' Dare!!!

I wish the weather would get a grip on itself.
The last couple of mornings have been lovely and chilly......this morning......not so chilly. I have had to sit with the back door open while I had my breakfast to cool myself down a bit it was so warm.
Mrs Nature......don't you dare bring the heat back. It's October for goodness sake and officially snuggle season.

The pickle stores are looking pretty healthy after doing the beetroot yesterday. We now have......
3 large jars of pickled onions
4 large jars of beetroot
1 large jar of red cabbage.
Today I think I am going to do some pickled eggs. I used to love them but haven't had any for years so just a dozen or so in the Kilner jar I have left.

Not much else on the job list today so I think I will lay out the stuff I need for sewing over the weekend. I want to finish the quilt for Marlowe and then I have two Christmas quilts that need backing, quilting and binding and two Advent calendars to make so that I can start filling them for Ruby and Marlowe.
DD has asked me to go to Derby with her tomorrow morning so I won't be able to start until I get back but at least I will be making a start.

Not sure what to do for tea tonight so it might just be something with salad. I rather fancy a spinach, cucumber, tomato and Feta salad as we haven't had that for a while but I will need to go and get the salad stuff as the drawer is empty apart from about four tomatoes.

Before I do anything else I need to go and use some hand scrub to try and remove the last traces of the beetroot from my fingers. I obviously didn't do a very good job yesterday.

Have a smashing weekend......whatever you are doing.


  1. How lovely filling the stores with homemade pickles x

  2. But tarnished hands are fine if it has come to pass in the filling of store stumps ready for winter. x

  3. There is no heat here, but a little drizzle and a drop in temperatures. The stove has been lit as we have Bertie and Honey for the weekend. Have a great weekend.

  4. Sheila, I don't think there's any results in the kitchen more satisfying than rows of jars lined up on the counter after a day of putting up pickles or preserves or whatever. My mum used to make huge jars of pickled eggs, but I've never done it. Hope your weather -- AND mine -- stays cool enough to suit us!

  5. I've never had a pickled egg in my
    Life! Not sure my brain can cope with the concept!


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