After shocking most of you with the top picture on yesterday's blog post I thought I better show you all how we really eat. Yes, we have some of the crisps, nibbles and even the occasional chocolate bar, usually dark and homemade, but from time to time the odd bought one slips in, but by and large we eat direct from the polytunnel, which is where all of the above food, except the peas which grow just outside the doors, come from.
The Spinach is harvested every few days, washed, spun dry and then laid on kitchen paper and stored in a stayfresh bag in the drawer in the fridge. This forms the basis of my Nutriblast each and every morning. A lovely healthy start to the day and one that stands me in good stead in case it all goes downhill from there. But it rarely does.
Lunch, as indeed does most meals, usually features some form of Courgette, here I was frying them with some garlic and radish as a topping to some our our gorgeous crunchy lettuce leaves. Simple but so tasty, and all I needed that particular day after being on my knees weeding the polytunnel for a few hours.
The courgette plants are producing well, and up to now I've been eating enough to keep up with the supply but soon there will be more than we can eat on a daily basis and it's then that I can start harvesting, chopping and freezing so that when the plants die back we can carry on eating this lovely vegetable for as long as possible.
My tea is usually salady .... and occasionally fish based.
Here I had salmon on some homemade coleslaw with half a homegrown cucumber, another plant I'm just about keeping up with. (Cucumbers and courgettes are also going into my morning Nutriblast.)
If I'm peckish at supper time, I'll have something simple. A quick scrambled egg with some freshly picked tomatoes is good for supper or breakfast, and is always a lot more filling than it looks.
So despair yea not, I have not returned to the 'darkside' and started eating processed and packaged foods. Most of what we eat has no food miles, it comes from mere yards away and is produced with my own fair hands.
You didn't really think any differently ..... did you?