I spent all morning in the garden today and really enjoyed it. Autumn is a very pleasant time of year to be outside because the weather is clement, there is plenty to pick in the vegetable garden and you are preparing the garden for winter so plenty of pruning which I find satisfying.
Porridge for breakfast which I made with 40 g oats (HE B), 100ml coconut water ( 1 syn) and topped with a banana. Tropical!I had Mick helping me in the garden today; he mainly cleared the area around the old compost bin (no mean feat! ) and set up the new bin.
I am happy with that because it had become quite a mission to get to the old compost bin every time I emptied the kitchen waste in to it. I am also pleased that all the compost from the old bin has now been dug in to the flower beds.I weeded the vegetable beds and planted some brassicae. This is emerald kale which has very pale green leaves with darker green edges. Well, it will do once it has grown. It should grow and produce leaves all winter and through to Spring.I popped them in next to the radishes.In the top bed I put some black kale and some purple sprouting broccoli. They are next to the leeks.The apple tree is an unusual shape (!!!!) but has produced some of the nicest apples I have ever had. They are crisp and sweet and juicy. Perfect.I think I ate all those so will need to pick some more tomorrow. I ate them with some cashews, about 15 I think (7 syns).I was able to pick quite a lot of today’s lunch from the garden.
Apples, radishes, kohl rabi, lettuce and mizuna.I shredded the kohl rabi and a large carrot.I mixed half of it with 1 tbsp Vegenaise (4 syns) to make a coleslaw and the other half was cooked with the rice and beans.I “fried” the pre-cooked rice in water, with the carrots, kohl rabi and beans and seasoned it with smokey paprika, salt and pepper.Enjoyed with the salad greens, radishes and coleslaw.Yummy and really nutritious as its fresh picked from the garden.Supper was a hash I made with potato, butternut squash, courgette and green pepper, cooked in 1 tbsp oil (6 syns) served with half a can of baked beans. Simple and satisfying.18 syns today which is over the 15 I aim for which is a shame. The cashew nuts tipped me over. I should have eaten more apples!