Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Bloody ticks

I've just noticed Betty's got another tick, a small one on her face.  She wouldn't let me remove it just now, she wriggled out of my grasp and ran away upstairs.  Will have to wait until later on this evening when she's calm and relaxed.  Or hopefully the tick medication from the vet might have made it drop off by then!  Horrible things, they're really prevalent this fact she's never had them prior to this year.

The lasagne made with slices of courgette instead of pasta was a success, we both loved it and I'll make it regularly now.  The cheesy sauce made with low fat yogurt, beaten eggs and a little extra mature Cheddar was really nice too.

Today we're having chicken, chorizo and garden veg stir fry, with ratatouille.  Husband's not all that keen on chorizo, but I'm only using a tiny bit - I like it as it gives a lot of flavour for a very small amount.  I've made the ratatouille already, I like it simmered slowly for a couple of hours, left and then reheated later, gives a great depth of flavour.  I've used red onion, red pepper, aubergine, mushrooms and courgettes, plus a tin of chopped tomatoes.  Added a squirt of tomato puree and a splosh each of Henderson's Relish and balsamic vinegar, along with some mixed herbs and garlic granules.

After lunch (mushroom omelette with salad), we're going to Watchet, a small pretty harbour town.  I feel the need to get out of the house and go for a stroll somewhere to clear my head and take my mind off things.

I hadn't made any cards for a while but have got back into it now, made an anniversary card for friends yesterday and a couple more on the go today.  I'll put pics on my card blog in due course.

Thank you for the nice comments on my garden pics, I'm really loving my garden this year, especially now Betty's stopped trampling on the flowers!  Although she did dig all the soil out of a pot the other day, it was waiting for a plant to be put in it so no damage done, other than soil scattered all over the patio, little monkey.


  1. Have fun in Watchet, it's another place I love.

  2. Love Watchet - hope the charity bookshop is still there and open.

  3. Have a lovely day out and your meals sounds delicious. I like just a touch of chorizo too.

  4. The weather should be OK today, not too hot, so you should have a nice time. Hope it blows the cobwebs away and refreshes your soul. xx

  5. Watchet...will look at a map. Enjoy!!!!

  6. Did you see the clip of the Springer Spaniel waiting for the statue of Yankee Jack (at Watchet) to throw the ball for him? Hope you enjoyed your trip.


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