I hesitate to say that I have some New Years Resolutions. If I write them down I will feel guilty when I let them slide! However, this weekend I stuck to my plan to cook a new vegetarian meal once a week. Our weekly menu had become quite repetitive and meat-based and I wasn’t getting through the organic veg box. So yesterday I made white “milk” bread rolls (recipe from “Apples for Jam”) substituting non-dairy products for the milk and butter. They were a huge success! And I was amazed at how relaxing it was. FL was chuckling as I kneaded the dough – “I never thought I’d see the day when you - my wife?!? – would be here in this kitchen making bread!” And for dinner – a West Country Hot Pot – a one-pot meal of giant butter beans, leeks, cauliflower, courgette, onions, garlic and a mustardy cider sauce – mmm! Followed by vegan “Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes”. Ah, the New Domesticity!
I also knitted long and hard on my Clessidra knee-highs. Too long. Because I am going to run out of yarn – noooooooo! I have 48 rounds left to knit… and just a few grams of yarn. Hand-dyed, one-of-a kind yarn from Germany. I have emailed the Wollmeise to see if she can sell me a small ball to match – even if she can supply it, I will have to use the two balls row-about to minimise the effect of the join and there will be a stripe. After all those hours of neat, perfect knitting! I might have to rip back the first sock and make both with contrasting toes. It never once occurred to me that I might run out of yarn in this project – I had 150g of thin yarn! Sniffle.
And to prove that people wear the things I knit… here is FL in his Golf Stockings and Koolhaas hat. No fear of him being shot in the woods with a hat that colour! He managed two 18-hole rounds of golf this weekend without ill effects. He has phased out all his painkillers. Now all we need to hear is that he can stop the chemo. Tomorrow.