The weather was really perfect. I have done some gardening tasks as getting my laundry spider ready. Since the weather was awful during spring and early summer, only interrupted by a mere few brutally hot and humid days, I did not use the laundry spider since last year. I had to hang the laundry in my laundry room or more often I used the dryer (not that economic). But now the weather is sunny and warm and it is high time to get the spider fixed and cleaned before usage. After I opened it up I had to cut down the bushes besides. Never thought they would eat up half of the backyard, but they really did. So the next thing was to trim the branches and make way for the laundry. Done, now it looks nice and clean but it was really filthy and covered with moss. I did some hand washing afterwards and the laundry dried in just 2 hours. Very good because I am starting to pack my laguage for my trip to southern france, only very thin summer clothes (not good with the dryer) and the spider came in handy.
|snap shot in the evening..|
After doing this I was quite hungry and we started the BBQ way earlier as planned.
So this is what we had:
- Noodle salad with peas and celery stalks in a yogurt mayonnaise dressing,
- Avocado salad with cucumber cubes and cherry tomatoes, spring onions and minced chili pepper, lemon juice and olive oil, salt, pepper;
- Big butter beans simmered in olive oil with garlic, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme and roasted tomatoes, salted, tossed with balsamic vinegar and a little mizuna, spiced up with pepper, cumin and smoked chili.
- Yes and some radish, bell pepper and carrot salad, just vinegar, salt and oil for a more crunchier mouthfeeling..
I picked a 1.2 l bowl of white currants. This time I was quicker than the birds. I am going to make currant sorbet but this will take a night to freeze.