We enjoyed a lovely sunny day in the South of England today. Inspired by my recent day with Sarah Raven and the sunshine, I have organised all my seeds and now just need to plan where to plant them this year. Oh, and actually get on with planting them!
One of my favourites for breakfast; stir fried brown basmati rice with egg, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and coriander seasoned with soy sauce. A healthy way to start the day and a substantial one which kept me full for hours.Lunch was a cheese and salad sandwich. If I eat bread, it makes me crave sugary things so I really need to go back to not eating bread. It was quick and easy though which I needed today.
I went out this afternoon to buy seed compost and to look for a few things for the garden. Harvey came along to “help” and we had a little detour to Frankie’s Farm Shop. I confess I was a little bit disappointed with Frankie’s initially. It was too big and bare and I was not a fan of the layout. I really wanted it to do well though as it did a lot of things very well so I pop in now and again and was really pleased today to see it so busy. I enjoyed a cup of tea but was unable to resist a slice of cake. I had the lemon curd cake which was excellent. Harvey was more interested in the chickens, goats and zip wire. I tried Sarah Raven’s method of cooking a steak. I didn’t marinade it as she suggested but I did fry it for 2 minutes each side (she actually recommended 3 minutes but my males like it a bit bloody) and then popped it in the oven for 10 minutes. It came out perfect for me – pink but not bloody. I took the thinnest steak and the blood loving carnivorous males had a slightly bloodier one as theirs were thicker. Served with mixed salad leaves, tomato and jacket potato which had a delicious crispy skin.
Apart from the cake, not a bad day of eating and certainly better then some of my days recently. Tomorrow will be better still and by Monday, I intend to start being sugar free again.
I love how colourful your breakfast looks. Who wouldn’t want to start their day off with that kind of happiness in colour? I actually bought some organic quinoa pasta today that this would probably taste awesome for a change up from the basmati rice.
Oh and Happy Planting. Let the sprouts begin. It will be at least another 6-8 weeks before any outdoor seed planting can happen here. But the sun is getting warmer everyday it shines, so that’s a good thing. All the indoor seed sprouting is happening though in anticipation. 🙂
6 – 8 weeks !!!! That seems like such a long time. We are now enjoying mild weather and it is beginning to be light by 6am which makes getting up so much easier.
I like quinoa and rice. They are my favourite grains by a long way. How was the quinoa pasta?
Yum. I need to you to come and cook breakfasts for me 🙂