Yesterday I met Nellymary from Just like my Nan made ( don't you love her blog name ) I know her from the Down to earth Forum.
She bough me some Quince and Apple Jam, some mushroom vinegar ( which smells sooo good ) and some of her handmade soap. She showed me some of her books and I showed her some of mine. We compared crochet as we are both doing something different but I don't think either of us really know what stitches we are using - in any case it creates a fabric so all is well.
I made the Upside Down Ginger and Pear cake from here.
I added a splash of milk to my cake batter.
Oh this is cake seriously Good I used a Bosc Pear for it, we both enjoyed it as did the male population of my household.
She encouraged me to eat something off the ground in my garden - and I did - ewww.
What I thought was a crab Apple is apparently actually an Apple - Apple.
We cut a pomegranate and she told me what was wrong with it.
We walked around the garden and she took seed pods from around the place as we walked, what she thinks are 7 year beans and some from self seeding flowers and decorative plants.
She also took a box of persimmon with the attitude 'there must be something you can do with them I'll give it a try.' :)
|Some of what Narelle took.|
Talking to some one who is so full of ideas, always has something on the go and doesn't seem to waste much at all really reminded me of a few things. Telling my stories to her was the final step in a series of co incidences that have been steering me this way for a few weeks now. I remembered how I was originally introduced to this group of people and their clever thoughtful ways.
I have wasted a lot in the last few weeks and leaning towards convenience more heavily too. However I have now set myself a challenge and I find it slightly daunting but I realised Food was at the base of how I stepped in here and food was what started my steps down this path. Food and my families connections with it are at the core of me and my Kitchen is so tied up in my self esteem.
So I am going back to food to see where this path takes me now.
I'll share my self imposed challenge in the next day or two.