Saturday is usually my pasta day. I almost always have a Zoom Coffee Morning with friends which finishes about a quarter to eleven and it is rather nice to then not to have to think too much about what to have for lunch. I have tried various pasta sauce recipes (I have never enjoyed one out of a jar or a tin) and they rarely come up to my expectations. So today I thought I would try one posted on her blog by Sue (The Cottage at the end of a Lane) for an Aubergine Sauce. It was delicious and I shall certainly put it on my list to have again. It is vegetarian but would not come amiss with either chopped streaky bacon or chorizo as a garnish.
It is marginally better weather in that it isn't raining, but there is still a sharp wind blowing. But I fear I shall have to brave the weather and go out with Percy - it is almost a week since I went. Yesterday I got all togged up to go and the heavens opened and it poured for a quarter of an hour so I daren't go in case it happened again.
Last evening there was a bewitching programme on the television about the East Anglian Fens - I blog with two people who live close by - Rachel and Sue. I think (hope) most of us love the area in which we live. But I must say the wildlife in those wetlands was amazing. I am not a great television watcher - I hate soaps and sitcoms - but there is another programme I wouldn't miss and that is the one on BBC Four every Saturday evening - This Farming Life. How my farmer would have loved it. I was chatting to one of the two farmers who bought our farm (it was separated in two when we sold it) the other day and he too said he would never miss it. If you don't already watch it (it is about farming in Scotland) do give it a try.
Well, it's not July weather out there although the Weatherman assures us that it is on its way (sadly he is always talking about London and speaks about 'up here' as though it is beyond redemption) but Percy and I must gird our loins and go for a perambulate. See you on Sunday unless anything exciting happens to bring me back on here later in the day.