That’s what we woke up to. A lot of rain.
I realised that one of my favourite things to do is to lie on the lounge in the extension, covered in cocker poos, drinking my coffee while the rain batters the ceiling lantern (that doesn’t leak now). In fact, I liked it so much this morning that I stayed there for an hour.
Mirinda was a bit concerned when I said I was going to the shops. She was worried I’d get drenched the moment I left the house. My timing, however, was perfect. I did get wet when I walked under the branch of a tree in the park and four drops fell on my hat subsequently splashing my shoulder but otherwise I remained perfectly dry in both directions.
In fact the sun came out upon my return. So much for the weather forecast.
Though it didn’t last. The entire day was made up of rain, sun, rain, sun, hail and sun at the same time, rain…and so it went. Other than that it was a typical Sunday with Mirinda working on her DBA and me ‘working’ in the office in between cooking. In fact yesterday I made these wonderful little ‘burgers’ to have with a salad at lunch and today I had enough to make them again.
They are keto-friendly and delicious. They are also quite easy (if you have a set of egg rings).
Make some very simple guacamole – half an avocado, small onion, lime juice, salt and pepper. Heat up a tablespoon of coconut oil in a fry pan. Take some pork mince and form into small patties so they fit into a well greased egg ring. Put the egg ring into the oil and let it sizzle. After a few minutes, flip the egg ring to do the other side – push the patty down with a teaspoon. Break an egg into another well greased egg ring that is happily sitting in the fry pan. Flip when the bottom is done.
Construct a tower with the egg first then the patty then the guacamole spread on top. Serve with a mixed leaf salad with cheese, cucumber and a couple of cherry tomatoes. Drizzle some infused olive oil (we like white truffle but anything really) over the salad. Eat. Seriously yum.
Being a Sunday, Mirinda also Skyped with Bob and Fiona – she’s trying to convince Bob to come to Japan with us but he’s not enthusiastic even though there are no abbeys.
During one of the moments of no rain, Mirinda potted up some plants we bought from the garden centre yesterday. Speaking of which…here’s a couple of bits of video I shot yesterday at the garden centre where we went for tracing paper and bedding plants. Firstly this…
And secondly the bedding plants section…