23 May 2020

Lupins and Lunch

lupins, peony and rose
Some more casualties from the garden - this wind is incessant!  The poor lupin heads are quite twisted and it’s difficult to arrange them in the vase.  It’s not particularly cold outside and we have been throwing balls for Rick to chase and retrieve.  By the time we come back indoors I feel quite battered by the wind.

Paul is very concerned about his vegetable plot but is consoled by the fact that we may be picking our first cucumber from the greenhouse in a day or two.

I’m having a lazy day.  Instead of ironing a pile of laundry I folded it and put it away in the airing cupboard.  This is really not like me at all.  I have just picked a large amount of parsley from the garden and made some pesto which I have added to a tin of mixed beans for lunch.  It will be a proper feast because Paul has made bread and there is home made pate, cheese and a fruity red wine too.


Apart from mopping the kitchen floor I have no plans for the rest of the day.  I wonder what mischief I can find.



17 comments:

  1. A simple, rustic lunch. Lovely but don't eat the lupins.Several varieties of lupins are toxic to animals and cause discomfort to humans when ingested. The poison is present in the foliage, but mostly it's in the seeds.

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    1. Thank you, I have told Rick not to eat the lupins.

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    2. Presumably some seeds are o.k. to eat as I have a packet of gluten free pancake mix and was surprised to see the main ingredient is "LUPIN FLOUR" - i HAD NOT HEARD OF IT.

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    3. Some varieties are safe for culinary purposes.

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  2. Ah yes - garden casualties - same here I'm afraid. Luckily mu foxgloves and lupins are a bit behind yours and are not quite high enough to be affected. I got a smile at your ironing story - I did exactly the same yesterday. I find I need to iron as soon as it comes off the line or out of the drier otherwise it hangs about for days. My sheets from Monday finally ended up in the airing cupboard after a good smoothing down yesterday.

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    1. I suppose it doesn't matter too much if our clothes are a bit creased right now, no-one is going to see us!

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  3. Your lunch sounds divine! I can't drink wine with lunch or I would be sleeping all afternoon.

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    1. I usually only drink half a glass of wine at lunch time.

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    2. Such discipline! It would be all or nothing for me. I stick to water.

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    3. I have a glass of water with my half glass of wine. I don't like the hangover feeling if I drink too much alcohol.

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  4. That bread looks very similar to our Frayssinet 'petit levain'. I really must start baking again.

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    1. Is the baker at Frayssinet still there?

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  5. Your lunch looks lovely! So much more enjoyable than my salad!
    I hate ironing and am sorry to say that if it's something I don't need immediately, it gets left for ages. I've found that if I leave things like bed linen on the line for a day or two, the overnight damp helps get rid of the creases, so I rarely need to struggle to iron the duvet!

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    1. In hot, sunny weather I sometimes put the sheets etc. straight back on the bed. Otherwise I like to iron little and often rather than let it pile up.

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  6. I sometimes used to fold rather than iron and then felt guilty until a friend said.. its only once not always, made me feel better right away. And what a scrumptious lunch love the bread.

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    1. I like that expression - it's only once not always.

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  7. Wow, you wind sounds awful. Hope the garden survives. I am finding I am drifting through the days now, my purposeful cleaning and sorting is done and I am a bit without direction. I've even finished my crochet and need a new project ...but how many rugs does a Queenslander need ?? It has been very cold for us though - only got to 14 degrees during the day - a May record low for us !!

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