Yesterday the sun was shining again. We walked the dog, and then I felt all inspired to do homey things. I started by sweeping leaves and then planted some new lettuces. That was enough outdoorsy stuff for me! I retreated to the kitchen to find something delicious to make for dinner.
Things have got a little bit crazy here over the last few days. With B (my husband) working his usual crazy long hours, me working longer hours than usual, and the kids having exams this week, we’ve kind of ‘let ourselves go’.
Don’t drop in! The place is a mess, and you’ll only find me hunched over a screen writing MOFO posts or drooling over the fantastic food all you other bloggers seem to be eating. Last night it got to 7.30pm and I hadn’t even thought about dinner.
Winter went out with a bang in Melbourne, with bright blue skies and warm sunny days of up to 22 degrees (71.6º Fahrenheit)!
For some reason, yesterday’s warm sunshine didn’t make me feel overjoyed. Looking at the forecast, I could see we’d be back to 12º Celsius by the end of this first week of spring. As a result, the beautiful weather only made me feel edgy and restless and slightly panicked at the thought that I might not make the most of a glorious day, so I was itching to get out and about!
As I write this, it’s almost 2pm on the final day of Vegan MoFo. Only 10 hours to go (in Australia, at least)! I planned to go out with a bang, but I’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to cook anything interesting for the last few days, and couldn’t think what to write about today—but an unplanned brunch has saved me.
After drooling over all the fantastic MoFo blog posts, I thought I’d better lift my game and start making some healthier dinners. I trawled through a whole lot of fantastic vegan blogs and found some fantastic meals to try. Here are the first two…
How do they smell? Terrible!*
Today I thought I’d take the opportunity to have another go at the perfect lentil burger. Sadly, things didn’t quite go as planned.
When I first stopped eating meat, in the early 90s, the range of ‘vegie’ foods in my supermarket was VERY limited. I had to make a special trip to a ‘health food’ shop to get some of the foods we ate. Over the years, the range has increased, but it’s great to see that over the last few months, there has been a HUGE expansion of vegie choices in my regular supermarket. It’s a good sign!
Big day. Lots of nervous energy. (Will explain later.) Have an appointment tonight, so we’re having a very early dinner. (Will explain later.) Quick post today because I refuse to stop with the Vegan MoFo!
Today started off really well. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day, and I had a day off work and a good friend coming for afternoon tea…but nothing really went to plan.