All through the summer, mint grows here and there in my garden, like weeds. I cook peas and potatoes for Dearly Beloved (none for me………….carbs!) and I make mint sauce with the rest. Check the mint for insects and then finely chop.
Keep turning it round and over to make sure you evenly chop it. Add to a jam jar with a spoon of sugar, cover with malt vinegar, put the lid on and give it a gently shake. You can use it immediately or it will keep for ages, right into the winter.
We pour a few spoonfuls over roast lamb or grilled lamb chops. Now, back to the kitchen, which is almost there!
The worktops, sink are all finished and now we have to re-fix the trim on the cupboards, make good any holes in the plaster work and finish by painting.
It’s a huge treat to have a fully functioning utility room, with a cupboard for everything, room for the very rarely used microwave and everything tidily put away.
The photo above is the view from my office window and a clue to one of the many jobs that will be done this summer in order to sell my house. I don’t cope well with mess and upheaval but I steady my nerves by looking on Rightmove for teeny tiny cheap houses and by going to Money supermarket.com, and comparing mortgages at a much better rate than my own and calculating how quickly I can pay off a tiny mortgage and then spend time doing what nurtures my soul.
Thanks so much for dropping by,