|Tulips from Thompson and Morgan and my ever essential Hoe from Burgon and Ball|
In October I planted some beautiful tulips, tucked away on the edge of my vegetable garden from Thompson and Morgan just to be used as cutting flowers. They look so pretty.. of course I wouldn’t normally be so indulgent .. but I felt that I could afford to enjoy two vases seeings as I grew them myself .. so .. I’ve popped a vase in the laundry and in the kitchen and they are just gorgeous!
As the sun shines down and the garden warms up I find myself abandoning the kitchen in favour of the garden and I've spent all of yesterday afternoon hoeing to keep on top of the weeds and dashing in every so often as a loaded sky threw down an April shower. Of course I think that the showers were designed as tea breaks .. and a moment to help myself to a slice of cake!
Thinking about it .. I suppose it is when I am busy in the garden that I most want easy simple food so out comes my recipe book Prepped .. easy food delicious for when you have other things to do than cook .. that way I can get out and plant all the seeds I have waiting patiently to go in the ground.
Although really it comes back to the kitchen in the end as I garden around what I want to eat... I’m essentially a cook who gardens .. so it comes full circle !