“Quiet”, would best sum it up, I think. Stuck a ham hock in the slow cooker in the morning, then took the car out for the first time in a fortnight(!) for the monthly Big Shop, and sallied forth to Makro (mainly for cat food, plus some other bits), Pets at Home (for cat litter), and Asda, for the stuff we couldn’t get in Makro, and also I wanted a basil plant. We bought a few bits and pieces, and forgot the bloody basil plant. Then to Grain on Newland Avenue, which we don’t like much, but is the only purveyor of Pete’s blackcurrant juice we can find in the area, and the butcher and greengrocer.
On Saturday afternoon, Pete put up a hanging bracked for the £3 hanging basket (planted, too!) we bought at Walton Street Market on Wednesday. And then we slumped, apart from trying to work out how Reactive Cooking got hacked, and how to fix it … fix it we did, but how it happened is a bit of a worry.
Watched the last half of Independence Day on C4, which was entirely down to inertia, as the DVD is on the shelf!
On Sunday, we:
- cooked a big fry up for brunch
- made a slow cooker’s full of Gujerati beef (recipe to follow)
- turned 5kg of carrots into wine – well, the start of wine; a couple of quid from Makro for a huge bag, had to be done
- made some carrot soup with the stock from the ham hock
- made cheese scones for Sunday tea
- bottled 11 bottles of red wine
We also got up to date with Brothers and Sisters, which we really like – this season might have new writers, because it seems much wittier this time round.
And that was that. Tonight we’re off to the Eagle on Anlaby Road to investigate the Hull Transition movement – we go out far more often here than we ever did in Long Ashton!