Well! A snap lockdown (due to a COVID outbreak) last week put paid to any further social/class activities. As Mum was safe (totally locked down), and happy watching the Australian Open tennis, The Golfer and I decided to view this time as a 5-day at-home-holiday. So what did we get up to?
~ I made some pizza dough
after it had risen I rolled it out and as an experiment “stuffed the crust” with cheese
The Golfer then added the toppings and cooked it. Must say it came out very well!
~ we haven’t had to water much this Summer as we’ve had some rain, but while watering the other day after a dry spell, I noticed we’d grown a cucumber! One of The Golfer’s mates had given him a plant and we’ve now sampled the crisp crunchy goodness of home grown cucumber.
~ I also tried some zucchini fritters using home grown zucchini from my student Cheryl (I changed the recipe a little adding in cooked bacon and dried coriander and substituting the onion for a leek – it’s what we had) Success! The Golfer asked for them to be made again, so will do! Alice has some great recipes and she’s also on Instagram (@aliceinframes)
~ it was back to masked walks but the weather was mostly good (although it did get quite hot later)
~ after our “release” The Golfer and I went out for a very enjoyable lunch
~ a couple of days later Mum’s facility was given a restriction lift so I picked some flowers from the garden and took them over for a much awaited visit (on both sides!)
~ so we made it through Lockdown 3 and vaccinations have started this week, so fingers crossed that will be the last one we have to go through……..
~ do hope you’re all doing well. Thinking especially of our northern hemisphere friends.