In the Kitchen.....
Breakfast was a smoothie for me and museli for my husband - more on breakfasts tomorrow.
I used left-over cooked rice to make a delicous rice salad for lunch, along with a red cabbage from my garden to make coleslaw. I added some bread and Nuttlex spread, but really didn't need it as the salads were delicous and filling.
We celebrated the new year with an afternoon snack of good old-fashioned chips and dip, and a glass of coke - left from my over-zealous Christmas grocery shopping.
In the Garden.....
I planted sweetcorn today - both seedlings and some seed - as well as some banana melons. My pumpkin and squash patch, planted just four weeks ago, has exploded with growth and lots of young squash are forming. They will supply lots of autumn and winter food for storing right through until next year's harvest (I still have several squash left from last season to use).
I also sprinkled some dill seed from the kitchen between my super tall marshmellow plants. Won't be long before I have fresh dill to add to pickles and condiments.
I put nets over the strawberry beds (better late than never!). While doing so, I pulled a self-sown potato plant, and up came a very large spud - will use it for dinner tomorrow. Also picked a couple of right strawberries which I used with dessert.
I notice the blueberries are starting to ripen - I must making clearing the weeds from that bed and getting the nets down a priority.
I have mulched the watermelon/zucchini/banana melon bed with fleece from our recently shorn sheep - this stops the dratted birds digging everything up. I've added long bamboo poles along each side to stop them digging under the edges of the fleece.
Some pictures and an update on the whole garden coming soon.
Today's Thrifty Tips
I'll also take a closer look at some breakfast options, and show you an easy way to dry and crush eggshells to use in various ways.
I'll probably start some stock brewing in the crockpot, and maybe post an update on my garden.