Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday Afternoon...............

Hello there, I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend. I've a had a quiet one, I'm just waiting for the nice weather to arrive so we can go for days out. There are some places I would like to visit that I've never had chance to before, Bath is at the top of my list, there are a couple of yarn shops I'd like to go to as well as all the vintage shops, so bring on the sunshine.
I had a lazy day this morning, I had a cup of coffee in bed whilst I did some of my tapestry,  when I went downstairs to get my scissors, my Hubby laughed at me saying even my PJ's matched my scissors. I do love anything pretty, girly and floral and he has to sleep in a very feminine room !!!!!


When I eventually got my butt out of bed I made lunch, none of us are big fans of the traditional Sunday lunch of meat and two veg so this week I made a cheese, tomato and ham tart. It is such a simple dish and sooooo tasty, all you need is some ready to roll puff pastry, mature cheddar, parma ham and goats cheese.


Roll out the pastry and slice the tomatoes and cheddar.


Alternate the sliced cheese and tomato then tear ham and goats cheese, layer over the top.


Put into a pre-heated oven of 200 degree and cook for about 20 minutes until golden and all the cheese has melted.


Delicious served alfresco with salad and a glass of Rose wine,mmmmmm.

After lunch it was time to tidy up the garden before I visit the garden centre tomorrow, I'm not a natural gardener and I definitely don't have green fingers so it's very low maintenance. My Mom and sister have beautiful gardens and know what all the different plants are and how to look after them.
I had bought some bulbs to go in my pots but wasn't sure how deep to plant them or how many to put in one pot, told you I was hopeless, so I rang my Mom to ask her. Next thing I knew Mom and Dad had arrived with some plants from their garden, I don't know the names of most of them apart from Sweet Peas (my favourites), hostas and a clematis but it's filled some of the pots.
I showed Mom all the weeds I had to pull out and she just shook her head in despair, they were plants not weeds but in my defence I didn't plant them and didn't know the wind,rain and birds can spread the seeds,haha.











I'm never going to have green fingers but the garden is tidy and tomorrow I will get some more herbs, tomato plants, lavender and whatever my Mom suggests, I need all the help I can get but I do love my garden, it is very peaceful and a lovely little sun trap through the summer.

Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon.
xxxxDebxxxx

13 comments:

LaaLaa said...

Lovely post! Great photos that make me hanker after warmer weather. I can't wait to see your tapestry. xxx

Joanna M. said...

What a lovely day! I think I am going to have to try your yummy tart. It looked so yummy! Loved all your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. :)

S said...

What a lovely way to spend Sunday. Lunch looks delicious. We need to plant our summer annuals here this week - I am not looking forward to the watering but I am to the color.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ooopppsss about the plants!! LOVING the photos!!!

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos you shared here Deb!!...Looks like a nice weather too... Blessed!..hugs...xoxo

Ira Huberts said...

Wonderful photos Deb, that tart of yours looks delish! Hubby and I use roughly about the same ingredients combined with Focaccia bread, but we'll try the pastry, too! Enjoy gardening, it's fun! Ira xox

HillyT said...

I love the look of that tart, yummy, yummy.
I wish I had green fingers, I have no idea what to do with our little garden and we are just maintaining what the last people did at the moment. Yours is looking very pretty.

Ros said...

Lovely photos ... We're not Sunday lunch people either ... guess I did it for the best part of 20yrs and now like you I prefer a simple lunch. My garden is full to bursting at the moment ... everything has spread ... if you were nearer you could take your pick!

Kepanie said...

What a great way to spend the day!

june lanum said...

sounds like you had an enjoyable day, I am like you and love girlie stuff. Since my husband passed away I have been changing things to be more girlie I only have to please me.

Linda R said...

Such wonderful photos.. Sounds like you had an awesome day..

I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on instagram.. I have been crocheting like crazy while we are out camping.. I am hoping to make a big dent in my afghan... You always inspire me seeing your work..

Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful post Deb! Love all the photos of your flower garden! Looks like a yummy recipe but for a lactose intolerant gal, hurts my tummy :(

Carole said...

Hi Deb, awesome pictures! Incredible how gardening is wonderful for the spirit, I LOVE it! Yummy looking recipe too,