Amidst preschool politics, sick children and windy cold weather I have somehow managed to come down with a serious case of spring fever. Seed mix in hand I planted out a variety of seeds today: watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, cavolo nero, basil, borlotti beans, the list goes on.
fingers crossed, I've never been that great at growing from seed
I can't wait to get planting. I spruced up the veg bed the other day (ripped out all the weeds actually). Pete has brought home a bunch of timber that was due to be thrown out from his work so my new front yard vegetable beds are making progress already. We have started our summer list as inspired by Estelle at Under A Pink Moon. It seems hard to avoid it being a list of jobs rather than a list of fun things to do or accomplish this summer. Nonetheless we are working on our list and it is revving me up for an awesome summer. Yesterday I moved another quite large piece of furniture into a "much better location" after seeing an idea in a furniture catalog. The day before that I experimented with something I had never made before: hokey pokey (honeycomb for the non-kiwis). When I showed it to Pete he responded with "oh, it didn't work".
melt together sugar and golden syrup, then boil for 2 minutes
add baking soda and voila!
I thought it did work and was quite proud showing him the result. My idea was to use it to make homemade violet crumble bars with dark chocolate. It is still in my plan but I think I'll try making a bigger batch of the hokey pokey to work with. I'll call this one the first attempt. Anyway, lots happening here due to this fever of mine and if anyone has any summer list suggestions I'd be love to hear from you!