Monday, 8 July 2019

Weekend

We finally saw a little sun which made a huge difference to our mood.  Everything seems a little easier and better when the sun is shining.  The temperatures are still lower than average for this time of year but seeing the sun has certainly lifted our spirits,  We took advantage and got some of our outside jobs done.  I intend to cut the grass on my return from my aerobics class later today.  I rewarded all our hard work on Saturday with a chicken biryani for our supper.  A date night...


Chicken cooked with spring onions and chives from the garden and added to a vegetable rice, served with a vegetable curry also made from scratch and Bombay potatoes with naan bread and papadom.  A tasty treat and an enjoyable few hours drawing up the plans for the vegetable beds.





We finished off with some tasty melon slices to cool us down , there was a little too much heat in the potatoes and we made a silly mistake drinking water.

Scones were made for afternoon tea yesterday, nothing else needed as we had a substantial traditional Sunday lunch roast pork with all the trimmings.


Finally a quiche all ready for lunch today with some salad.  Using up some red pepper and tomatoes that were coming to the end and an onion and a touch of mustard to give it a lift.


Grated cheese and 4 eggs and in no time at all a tasty meal ready.



A simple but hearty meal, using fresh eggs straight from the chicken.  Our girls bring us so much joy, they are a delight to watch.  Their antics are amusing and we are often found looking out of the kitchen window as they perform for us.  Each one having their own personality and traits.  They are a real blessing to us and they reward us with larger than average eggs.





We have six in total but it is an impossibility trying to get a photo of them altogether.  It is amazing how much Mickey, our dog loves to play with them.  Not once has he been tempted to chase them around or bark at them.  All the sheep next door have been sheared, it was a joy to stand and watch the efficiency and professionalism as they were cut.


Surrounded by beauty and by life, always something to look at and admire I truly do feel blessed.  How did you spend your weekend?

I found the Christmas moves on the moves 24 channel.  The rings that I used for the mini Christmas wreaths were in fact curtain rings and are about 2" diameter, hope that helps.

See you soon.

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking food. Glad to see you, like me, simply line your quiche dish then add filling, no blind baking.

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  2. Yay for the sun! ☀️ So true that many gray days strung together can lower the spirits. Your meals look and sound delicious, I do hope that you’ll have more tomatoes soon. Tomatoes are a long way from being available in my corner. Everything is about six weeks behind normal.

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  3. I wish I could be as industrious in the kitchen like you. I just don't like to cook but I'm a wannabe! Sun at any time is a mood lifter after endless days of rain. Today is rainy but we had such hot and humid weather that I'm glad.

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  4. We have been into the little town this morning and all the shop windows have been decorated with sheep and all things associated with them ready for the Sheep Fair this coming Saturday and there will be a sheep shearing demonstration. If the weather is good I may go along and watch that.
    Your food looks amazing as always.
    Hugs-x-

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  5. That's it!
    I am coming over and spending a week learning from you!
    You are amazing!

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  6. I'm so pleased you've had a bit of sunshine, it really does make everything seem a little bit better when the sun's out. You're making me feel very hungry with those delicious meals, it must be nearly tea time.

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  7. Glad the sun came out. Been lovely here today too. Grandkids on the beach and no humidity. I have decided however to come and live with you. Your cooking is amazing!!!

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  8. Yummy food that makes my stomach rumble when I read thru your post. 😋 always good to have leftovers too. Glad you had more sunshine in your area. Stayed home mostly except getting fruit at my fav fruit stand farm. I did finally get a blog post put up Sat. Enjoy your week my friend!

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  9. Oh yes, the sun being out, makes so much difference.

    That quiche looks soooo delicious. :-)

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  10. I'm following the tennis so getting regular updates on your weather :-) The food looks so wonderful, I'm quite hungry now.
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. I love scones, they don't have them here only in one British shop ! Since I introduced them to my friends they love them too, with sour creme and blueberry jelly ! The poor sheep look naked now, fortunately the sun is not burning too much !

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  12. I love making scones. I do like the butterscotch ones.
    Cheddar and sage are good too.
    The quiche looks soooo good! I must make one like this the way you did. I have used dried tomatoes I dried but never fresh ones like this. Yummy.
    I am taking note of the chicken dish also. You have made me hungry.
    Good it's cooler where you are than usual because we have had it up to 103 degrees here last week. Today in the high 80's.
    betsy

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  13. Your cooking looks delicious. How lovely to have fresh eggs from your hens plus the entertainment of watching them.

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  14. I'm so happy you had some sun finally. Our son is in London this week where a friend had a baby boy yesterday. Although I have never met his friend, I'm looking forward to making something for the new baby.
    Your meals always look so delicious Lorraine. I get stuck in a "rut" making the same dishes over and over. I plan to get my calendar out and start planning some meals so I can get some variety into our evening meals at least. Since Dennis is still working, breakfast and lunches are reliably the same.
    Our weekend was very busy with 4th of July festivities at the lake and then Saturday we spent the entire day at church helping in the kitchen for two dear friends 50th anniversary party. There were several hundred in attendance and we were kept very busy filling the food tables.
    Today it is very quiet at the lake and I'm enjoying it immensely.
    Wishing you and Gerard a lovely evening my friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. That's great the sun came out! I do admit to being solar powered and need it to function better. Your meals look wonderful! I do love quiche and you've given me an idea for tomorrow's lunch.

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  16. I love your blog and your photos but seeing that quiche and those lovely scones is torturing me as I'm on low carb! :-)

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  17. I just love your hens and wish we could have some too. Silly by-laws! Your food looks delicious. I made Naan this weekend too. We use it as a base for pizzas. I did mine in my cast iron frying pan.

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  18. As always, I wish I was your next door neighbor.. your quiche looks good and I should make one since we have an over-abundance of eggs right now. I see you've fenced in your hens for safe-keeping. Good job. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Some delicious tasty treats and all homemade, yum!

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  20. Your chicken briyani and flat bread look so delicious. I would love to taste the scones and quiche too! Have a lovely day!

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  21. Oh yum, everything looks so goo, I love homemade food!:)

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  22. Wonderful aromas must emanate from your kitchen when you are cooking such lovely, tasty food. It's amazing how a little sunshine can lift the spirits:)

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  23. An other beautiful and tasty day on an island...
    Hug
    Anna

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  24. Delicious looking food. And I noticed the naan bread on a Royal Doulton Old Country Roses plate - I love using my china, too!

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  25. I used to make quiche all the time when we had chickens so you have out that on my spotlight for this weeks menu. We will have them again one day I am sure of that. Happy baking! You are truly blessed.Jo xx

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  26. I'm glad you finally got some sun. It sure makes a difference. Hopefully it will stick around a while.
    xx Beca

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  27. Omg so many beautiful photos!! I loved thiz

    Jadieegosh

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  28. That all looks quite delightful, especially the naan bread! I love your photos!

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  29. You live in such a beautiful spot there always seems to be plenty to see. It is lovely to see chickens with space to enjoy life. x

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  30. Everything looks so yummy!! We are having very hot and humid weather here. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  31. Oh, to be your neighbor and get an occasional invite to lunch or dinner!

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  32. I love quiche... such a simple but filling dish and you can make it so many ways. Your scones look delicious. Between the chickens and the sheep you have a lot of entertainment!

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  33. Your food photos are making me hungry, an enjoyable post catching up with the things that make you happy. Cx

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  34. I'm glad the sun finally came out. I absolutely agree with you in that everything seems easier and better when the sun is shining, and it's July, for goodness' sake! x

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  35. افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة

    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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  36. All of your food looks delicious and yum to a supper of chicken biryani.

    All the best Jan

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  37. I am keen to see the outcome of your vegetable garden planning, either the plan and ideas behind it or the produce at the end! ;-)
    I like to plan the garden each season but it is time consumingg.

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