February is always a bit of a blur. Going back to school and work is a bit of a downer, but here are some things we have been loving in February.
: Easy dinners. They don't come much better than boiled eggs. Especially when the eggs are fresh from your own chickens. We were inspired by Hugh (River Cottage) and tried them with a drop of white wine vinegar, a dab of butter, as well as a good twist of salt and pepper. It's my new favourite way to eat eggs. Pity we don't have that nice shave of truffle to go with it.
: February and March are always about preserving the harvest. We have whipped up a heap of plum jam, tomato passata, dill pickled cucumbers, and caramelised onion. Yum.
: This chap is enjoying preschool, and CB is enjoying a day without any body at home, though so far he has had to go to town several times. Toby still protests about going each Thursday, but once he is there has a fabulous time, and comes home with multicoloured hands, and shoes full of sand. A sure sign of lots of fun.
: Meg brought this book home from school and it is our current favourite. Have you read it? Red pants, green pants, yellow submarine pants.... it get's stuck in your head.
: We are watching River Cottage Australia for the second time. The girls love it (except for the pig slaughtering scene). We are getting lots of new ideas about what to grow and what to do with our produce.
What have you been loving lately?