Last night younger daughter arrived with her best friends and their fourteen month old little girl. Today Karen from An Artist's Garden was coming for lunch so this morning I set to work in the kitchen.
Yesterday I had produced two lemon drizzle cakes, one perfect, the other with a surprising hole in the middle. However we agreed that this was fine as you could persuade yourself you were not eating yet another slice of cake but a bit more hole, with cake surround.
Today has been a day for making Somerset Apple Cake, carrot and coriander soup and now a beef casserole with a cheesy scone topping.
There was a small break there for going away and eating.
I love being able to produce good food from the contents of my fridge and store cupboard. I love the fact that there is always enough in stock to know that I can turn out something good. I would hate not to be able to cook. Of all the skills I have acquired as an adult I think cooking and driving are the ones I most value, maybe even more than gardening!
What are yours?