A very belated New Year 2011, but I have not had internet access for other a month. Two weeks before Christmas and six months after signing on the dotted line, Nick and got the go-ahead from developers to move into our lovely new eco-home, which meant I frenzy of packing and sorting, begging carpet fitters & sofa delivery people.
In the end the move went pretty smoothly and we are resident in one of the first twelve completed homes on this development though I never want to carry another box (Please can I have movers next time). All in all it’s been a massive rush job and sadly sorting out internet access was at the bottom of the list which means I am belated in posting my New Years Summary of the previous years cookery ( others, 2010, 2009 and 2008 )
It’s really nice going through pictures from last year which was definitely the year we discovered slow cooking on the BBQ, I did plenty of foraging canalside even finding asparagus growing wild but I am looking forward to 2011 our new house and location will certainly have an influence
Since our solar panels generate energy during the day a new
crockpot/slow cooker means I hope to enjoy plenty of stews and
casseroles cooked by the sun for free. As soon as the weather warms up I
will begin stocking the south facing terrace with herbs and vegetables. some features are taking a while to get used to, our new postcode is a challenge to the vegebox delivery , being told you don’t exist several times a day can batter a girl’s ego. The fiendish induction hob meant some non-magnetic cherished pans have been consigned to the garage, I might have had a melt down if the Le Cruset pan hadn’t worked.
Our central Nottingham location means that as well as being within walking distance of Nottingham city market , there is a farmers market close by two Saturdays a month that should get some use . The small shopping arcade close by includes a veg-shop and local butcher who does not shy away from the more unusual cuts including cow tongue and cow’s feet.
I hope everyone had a great New Year and is looking forward to 2011.