Firstly I have to say that I am very unhappy that this entire blog was lost due to ‘blogger problems’. But I shall exercise patience and do it again …
Lisa and I awoke quite early today to go and play squash at the Wilmslow Total Fitness. We had a bit of a slow start after I first forgot my racquet and then my knee guard. But luckily we had a good game thereafter (if you discount the court’s flickering light!)
Thereafter I convinced Lisa to come along to the Chelford Car Boot Sale, which is on the first Sunday of every month, and Bank Holidays. (I was told it was the 2nd largest Car Boot Sale in the country, but I don’t know whether that is true) By the time we arrived people were packing up, the terrain was extremely muddy and more suitable to wellies than white squash shoes. I found the lady who was selling veggies, and this is what we bought:
1 box of tomatoes
2 punnets of nectarines
1 large box of mushrooms
3 bunches of beetroot
2 packets of grapes
2.5 dozen eggs
2 goose eggs
1 large bag of onions (I could only just carry it)
And that all for £11.50!!! Can you believe it?! Even by South African standards that is cheap.
So when we got home, we wasted no time in trying to get the produce prepared. Tim, Lisa and I scurried around the kitchen to wash everything, cut up all the onions (with the help of the food processor!), and make a gigantic pot of tomato and onion sauce to be frozen. My mother would have been proud!
Oh, lest I not forget the two bottles of onion chutney/marmalade I made too, without a proper recipe I might add. I looked at a few recipes for similar things, but I couldn’t find an onion one, so just improvised. End result was not too shabby. I am rather pleased.
This pot holds approximately 7-8 litres, so we didn’t do badly! Tomorrow when it has cooled down, I shall be freezing it in portions for later use. All in all it ended up being a rather busy weekend.