Monday, December 6, 2010

Day Four

The frost was the craziest I've ever seen this morning after the freezing fog, with massive spikes covering everything.
That's not a close-up picture above - those little spikes are about 10-15mm long each.

The world was pure white.
I was ridiculously overjoyed to find the ducks had laid two eggs after going on strike the last while - a source of food! Hurray! I won't starve.
Other things I've learned - don't make porridge in the microwave. (Even if you couldn't be bothered defrosting the gas...)
...beetroot cake is still delicious the second day...
...beetroot soup is also still delicious on the second day (but I'm wondering if day 3 and 4 might find it less appetising)...
...I'm thankful that I kept these measly pots of coriander - they are my only fresh veg now...(except for the stick of celery, but I'm saving that for tomorrow's dinner - curried celery...delightful...and seems an apt meal for budget day tomorrow)...

I'm also wondering did the government manage to arrange this - the biggest distraction from bailouts and the budget they could possibly have imagined...Suspicious.

5 comments:

ColorSlut said...

The spikes are so pretty! I've tried oatmeal in the microwave before. BIG BIG MESS!

Felix said...

I am jealous of your tasty-looking duck eggs! Thank goodness for the fresh coriander and sorry about your exploding porridge disaster.

The trick, I understand, is to only do it on medium heat and to keep on taking it out to stir it.

Probably less faff to just defrost the gas!

I hope you aren't too cold xxx

Felix

Snag Breac said...

Yes, no more microwave porridge alright! I wonder what makes it so particularly exposive when soup doesn't?

Catherine said...

Well you must have said at least an ounce of bad language after the porridge exploded :).

Snag Breac said...

I feel I must provide a reference to Catherine's perfectly scientific experiment in weighing bad language...

http://droimanuan.blogspot.com/2010/11/bit-of-tangle-spinning-lace-weight-wool.html

And you are right, at least an ounce!