We had a lovely relaxing Sunday today which involved a good walk and ended with a delicious roast.
Fresh fruit for breakfast and I also added a few pistachios.
I really wanted to do a good walk to day as I find fitting exercise in to the week quite challenging so I needed to compensate for that today. Earlier in the summer, Harvey and I did a lovely walk around Bodiam Castle so we went with Lara today to repeat the walk. The walk goes alongside a canal, through the lovely East Sussex countryside. The walk ends at the castle which we didn’t go inside but enjoyed looking at.We had lunch at the National Trust cafe at Bodiam where we sat outside and had a jacket potato. Mine had cheese and was served with salad. It was very good. I do like the National Trust cafes and restaurants. They are not the cheapest but all our meals were well cooked and the portions were generous. Harvey declared his potato to be the best he had ever had!
Next to the cafe is a gift shop which mainly sells good quality and charming products. We thought they had misjudged this hedgehog though; the poor chap looks like he has a terrible skin disease! 2 happy boys in the back of the car. Harvey was particularly happy as I never allow the dogs on the seats but Lara drove and she is not fussy about dog hairs on her seats. The first hops I have seen this year. I roasted a chicken for supper. I meant to buy tarragon but forgot so instead used lemon verbena which I grow on the patio. I chopped it up finely and pushed it up under the skin over the chicken breast, with butter and garlic. Ready for the oven. Runner beans, a single green bean, swiss chard and a Trombetti to go with the chicken plus lots of raspberries. Roast chicken with roast parsnips, green veggies and sweetcorn. I felt we had eaten enough potato today so no roast tatties for us today. We mainly ate the legs so saving the breast for salads during the week.
If only I had stopped there I would have been good today. Unfortunately the remains of the salted caramel ice-cream and box of chocolates left over from Friday proved irresistible. Fortunately I had 2 little helpers so the portion was modest but still very naughty. If I don’t manage to behave myself tomorrow, I will juice fast again to get back in the zone.