Tickets to watch the hockey at the 2012 London Olympics. We’re only a fifty minute train ride from the Olympic Park so we couldn’t miss the chance to go along and cheer on Great Britain. The tickets are pinned up in the kitchen so that we don’t leave home without them.
The view throught he kitchen window across the vegetable garden that’s finally producing potatoes, carrots, peas and beetroot. The runner beans have nearly reached the top of the canes and are just starting to flower as are the sweet peas.
Chocolate cookies, sausage rolls and huffers. We should start combining the oilseed rape this week so as the farm gets busier and there’s no time to come in for lunch I’ve been making things for packed lunches.The huffers are sitting on one of the paddles that Bill made for me. They’re made from plywood rather than beautiful wood, but what they lack in aesthetic beauty they make up for in practicality, reaching to the back of the oven in the aga so limiting the number of times I burn my arms.
This is the hook that my paddles and sharpening steel hang from. It’s just an old salad server hammered flat with a hole drilled in the middle and the handle bent up to form the hook. Very simple but very effective.
The aga has been switched off for the summer, which gives me a chance to give it a thorough clean without getting burnt. As happens most summers, I switched it off because we had two days of sunshine making it too hot in the kitchen and as soon as I’d flicked the switch the sun disappeared, it poured with rain and the temperature fell. I suspect that it will be switched back on before too long.
What’s happening in your kitchen this month? Why not join in with Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.