After my excesses of the last 2 weeks I decided a short, sharp shock was needed and intended to just eat fruits and veggies today. You can probably guess by the title of today’s blog that I failed!
The first thing I did today was to have a wander round the garden. I do miss it during the week when I only spend short amounts of time in it. Do you know what these are?
My last few parsnips which have flowered! They are about 8 feet high. They are being cut down today as the parsnips are too woody but they are a spectacular plant. Imagine all that growing from a parsnip!
This white rose has smothered the apple tree and the scent is quite divine. Such a lovely thing to come home to each day. The clematis is in brilliant form again this year. I harvested my first strawberry crop. 3 perfect little berries. Impossible to resist and they tasted fantastic. I intend to have lots of plants next year. These are the ingredients for a veggie juice: 1/4 of a large cucumber, 2 carrots, spinach from the garden, 1/2 a fennel bulb,1/2 a lemon and a Jalapeno pepper. Juicing is a great way to use up slightly past their best vegetables! The Jalapeño gave it a very pleasant kick. Next on the menu was a banana and Matcha soft serve which I had seen recently on Choosing Raw. Gena made a delicious banana and Matcha green tea ice-cream and I wanted to try it. 2 simple ingredients (frozen banana and Matcha) blitzed until smooth. Excellent. I was still peckish so I blitzed some frozen blackberries, a fresh kiwi and a banana. What a stunning colour. It tasted good too. Then a bot of boredom set in so I had a ham sandwich. Later on a flapjack and then this happened – a pecan cupcake! Oops.
While I have written this I have had a chunk of Cheddar and some celery. A real failure in terms of excessive calories consumed but I did at least eat some very healthy foods too and some delicious food. Tomorrow will be better.
The Parsnip looks like an ornamental plant like the Castor Bean which grows up to 15′ tall by season’s end. Sorry they were woody and your garden got decimated as well.
It was a colourful day of eating for sure. I have not gotten one strawberry on mine due to something stealing them and I have them in a hanging basket, just like having over a dozen roses last Friday and today I have only 2 left. The beer dish was put out for the rose slugs and the two have remained all week while the beer dish gets filled with slugs and snails.
Gardening can be so very frustrating at times can’t it? I suppose it is one of the reasons why gardeners enjoy their successes so much, because you can never take them for granted.
You bet. I’m just glad the beer works so well and always has. I also use vegetable oil, that I never eat myself anymore and soy sauce for the earwigs as well very successfully. They are little demons with their chewing too.
That sounds intriguing. What do you do with the oil and soy sauce?
I just put the vegetable oil, which I only use for gardening and never for cooking, into a plastic dish and a few splashes of soy in it. The earwigs are attracted to the soy, but get weighed down by the oil and drown. Here, we get them by the hundreds of thousands and it helps so much. My neighbours with the organic garden also do this.
I was doing quite well today until Trevor bought some Haagen Daaz. As we don’t have a freezer we had to finish it up – shame! x
Ha ha, love that as an excuse 🙂