Simple things......are making me happy at the moment.
The bright jewel colour of the Damson Gin with the autumn sun shining through the bottle, now safely stored in a dark cupboard to mature nicely to be our Christmas tipple. The lovely pale pink flowers on the Christmas Cacti getting more prolific every day.
Knowing we have four bottles of the wonderful stuff.
Last weeks mini harvest of potatoes, I had no choice ..... Rosy (the Jack Russell) decided these 'balls' were for playing with and dug up all the ones she could see peeping through the soil, still it saved me quite a bit of hard work, and that makes me very happy! I will have to dig up all the rest this weekend before they rot in the soil.
Of course I had to sample one for lunch, I now cook my jacket potatoes the 'Jamie Oliver way'. I saw him do it on '30 Minute Meals' and I've done it this way ever since.
Simply prick your potatoes a couple of times place them in a bowl, cover it with cling film and then pierce this in a few places, pop in the microwave for approx 5 mins per potato. When they are feeling almost soft place them in an oven proof dish, glug over some olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Just 10 minutes or so in a moderately hot oven makes them absolutely delicious.
I had mine with a bit of salad and mayo.....yummy!!
Simple things = happy me.