I'm beginning to wonder if I every do any gardening. All I appear to natter on about are adventures, pretty flowers and walking alot, oh yeah and food! Today more food - quick baking - the 15 minute scone always ace, quick and tasty. I'm always a bit perplexed when folk tell me they don't have time to cook, never mind bake. I know we're all busy, I can hold my hands up and say that about our family life, its often quite chaotic. But, even in the darkest stressful crazy work-loaded PhD days, or the busiest of family weeks, I've always found time to cook and bake. Maybe its just because its part of our every day routine?
I do tend to cook everyday, mostly from scratch, or often with a bit of a helping hand from 'bulk' cooking at the weekend for through the week. However, I don't bake everyday - but probably a few times a week, every-other-day, which is much cheaper than buying shop bought cakes and biscuits.
I guess we're lucky we all enjoy food and get pleasure from not only eating it but making it too. Often I think I do alot of cooking and baking in my sleep - well almost. I'm generally an early morning (before I've got out of my pj's type of baker )- I think its the southing routine of regularity whilst slowly waking up and harkening the day ahead. I find it relaxing.
Needless to say, its 4.30pm and they're all munched. No worries, tomorrows another day.
And for added gardening interest and to prove I do actually do a bit - here's a basket of veg from my plot at work and the last few courgettes from the polytunnel at work, where I've got a few plants hidden.....
Enough showing off, back to the baking/cooking - do you have a 'do it without thinking' quick recipe/meal you can do whilst half asleep? I'll bet you do!