A little bit hyper

I had a great day yesterday and got so much done. My employer gives us all our birthdays off work and I wanted to make the most of it so I baked scones, made another batch of courgette chutney, made the no-bake walnut oatmeal cookies from Dr Gregor’s book, did some crochet, I vacuumed the house with the new Henry, did truckloads of washing, took a friend’s dog for a walk, cycled to the allotment, and took Daniel for a haircut. When Elizabeth got home from school she said to Ben, “She’s a bit hyper isn’t she“.

I recently found a fantastic new cookbook which I highly recommend. It’s called The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer.

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It’s got some wonderful recipes with pearl barley including one called Gently spiced pearl barley with tomatoes, leeks, dill, and pine nuts. It was so yummy! What I especially like about this book is how easy the meals are. You only have to bung everything into a pan and put it in the oven. Some dishes take a long time, an hour in the oven or more, but that doesn’t matter to me as long as I don’t have to stand by a stove stirring constantly. It means I can put stuff in the oven and leave it which frees me to “be hyper” and do other things.