Who would have thought that this colourful combination of delicious carrots, broad beans, lettuce, and seeds, could turn out.....
I am happy to report that the black eyed bean thingy in the slow cooker turned out quite nice. The beans were cooked to perfection but the skins were still hard on the broad beans. To remedy that I zapped it with the blender, and it made a very nice thick soup. I think I will stick to the canned variety of beans though, much easier than soaking for hours, then boiling, then seven hours in the slow cooker. I don't want to start cooking my meals 24 hours before I plan to eat them.
I see there are some new followers, that's nice. Welcome to the mad house, I will have a nosey at your blogs when I have a minute.
A bit of news about Rocky, In case you were wondering why there has been no mention of him lately it's because I haven't seen him for about four weeks now. He hasn't been in his garden every time I go to look. I knocked on the door and asked his owner where he was, and if and when he might be returning. She told me he has gone to stay with her mother for a while, but seemed to be a bit vague as to when he might come back. There's nothing I can do except keep looking to see if he is back. I only hope he is being well cared for and taken for walks. I miss the little fella :o(
I'm gathering a few ideas for my forthcoming trip down south. More books and maps from the library, and looking at web sites. I have a lunch date booked at Banbury on my way down there. It will be nice to see an old friend again after about ten years. From there I might dilly dally around Oxfordshire. Some nice villages round there, I fancy Blenheim Palace. Also I want to go up that big tower in Portsmouth, might stay there for a couple of days, not up the tower for a couple of days, in Portsmouth, ha ha. All very exciting. I'm looking forward to the party on the Saturday, and camping :o)) You've probably guessed by now that it's at John's of Dont Unplug Your Hub, sorry I can't do the linky thing. It's his birthday you know. Catch you tomorrow, toodle pip.
The finished shawl
5 hours ago