It’s been over a month since my last post. Happy New Year! The longest rest stint I have ever had. With Christmas, New Year and school holidays thrown in between, I admit it’s been a little hard to get motivated.
The great news is though this weather has been great to my veggie garden. It’s been flourishing so much better than I ever could have imagined. I have harvested cucumbers, spinach, potatoes, chilli and basil. I am still waiting for the tomatoes to go red which seems to be a tiresomely long process. Naturally, they will all go red at once so tweet, facebook or comment below to share with me some great tomato relish and sauce recipes please!
I am not sure I will do that many restaurant reviews this year. It drove my husband nuts that I kept taking photos of the food we were eating. And after a while, I started to do in stealth myself. Sneakily taking photos while I thought no staff were looking. My husband threatened to start a blog called “Living with a food blogger” and it wasn’t going to be terribly nice.
And restaurant review blogging can become a bit of a stressful business. Sometimes, I like going to the same place rather than trying the new best thing. There’s nothing like an old favourite. And sometimes, I want to sit and enjoy my food rather than having to pull the camera or iphone out.
It doesn’t mean though that I won’t blog about food. Blogging is a moving feast (excuse the pun). That’s the great thing about it.
Last night for dinner, we had home grown spinach, potatoes and yellow zucchini (from a friend). I fried up some chicken schnitzels coated with home made chunky breadcrumbs. I am still thinking about it, it was so good! No reason I can’t blog about that. My crumbs were made from some stale rye sourdough and ciabatta. I simply chucked it all into a food processor and whizzed it around until I thought it looked right – some chunks and some finer bits. Bread came from local bakeries not the supermarket. I have no doubt it made a difference because it simply tasted so divine.
So here’s to a New Year everyone. May you fill it full of delicious home grown food.