Cooking, baking, making, gardening, cleaning, well everything in TheMadHouse is a real family affair. We tend to really enjoy doing things together. Some may find that strange, but I love spending time with all the men in my life, including that very strange cat too. Anyway I digress. Remember all those green tomatoes from the garden, well some had ripened and we decided to make a sauce for pasta. So we set too, kind of in a production line way. MadDad and I deskinned and deseed the tomatoes. Maxi and MiniMad strained the seeds and juice. DadDad prepared the peppers and onions and MaxiMad chopped them. I then cooked all the ingredients more »
Our tomato’s just haven’t managed to ripen this summer and we have been left with boxes of Green ones, so we are taking a tip from Alan (Titchmarsh of course – garden guru) and have [popped them in to cardboard boxes and added an apple in the hope that some more of them ripen off. Once they are riper I plan to make jars of pasta sauce with them. But what to do with the green ones, Ideas on a postcard please……… Only joking, please add a comment if you have any easy and yummy ideas for me.
It seems apt to me that it is Autumn, it is a season of change, a season of colour and a season of harvest. I love Autumn and Spring the most. I love crisp days walking through leaves, hearing them crisp underfoot. I love hats and scarfs, I love hot chocolate when you get in to warm up. I love watching the ever changing landscape around us. I love berry picking and eating! I love the closing in of the evenings and closing the curtains. I love that I can peek into other peoples houses when I pass. But what I am trying to say is it just seems right, for more »
The weather is very wet at the moment, so much so that a 25 min journey took me and the boys an hour and a half this afternoon and was very hairy in places. I was secretly pretty apprehensive, but the mini’s were loving every minute of it! Especially as they watched two cars fail to make it though the flooding and they gave a great big cheer when we manged to get through, MadDads voice in my head “high revs and go slow”. I have a diesel and that does make it easier in the wet.Well one thing that is loving the rain is our garden. MadDad installed a water more »
We have tried to teach the boys were the produce we eat comes from since they were tiny – having a father in law who is a dairy farmer really helps. So we grow veg in our small garden.After coming out of hospital MadDad decided that I needed raised beds to make this more accessible this year and set to work with his trusty saw and transformed some old planks of wood in to 3 fantastic raised beds. We are now beginning to see the fruits of his labours.We planted cabbage, cauli, broccoli, kale, chard, spinach, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions, leeks, beans, peas, pumpkins, courgettes and strawberry’s in our little beds.It more »