366 days of gratitude

Fresh wholegrain bread from the Dutch bakery in Oamaru’s historic precinct and Whitestone Lindis Pass brie gave me a good foundation for a lunchtime sandwich but it was distinctly short of vitamins.

The ceramic dish on the bench where I keep tomatoes was empty.

I popped out to the garden and found several ripe tomatoes on the vine, sun-warm and ready to eat.

Today I’m grateful for home-grown vitamins and simple but tasty.

3 Responses to 366 days of gratitude

  1. Andrei says:

    You should bake your own bread Ele – once you get a good starter it is unbeatable.

    And you always have super fresh bread on hand – for Summer Salad vegetables and ham or for cold winters nights with soup

    Or fresh dinner rolls when you are entertaining National party bigwigs


  2. JC says:

    Once you’ve been around really old people for a while you realise how little they eat when home alone. Its great to drop off home made jams, relish and soup but what I’m really grateful about is you can preserve produce in little jars of any size from 100ml to 400ml because their original jars come with lids that will “seal”.

    Its a bit daunting for an oldie to get through a liter jar of soup and some of it is probably spoiled or wasted, but 250mm jars are just right.



  3. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – I do make my own bread sometimes, though usually cheat by using a breadmaker rather than starting from scratch with a starter.

    JC – Yes, big isn’t always better, especially for people with smaller appetites who won’t want to waste good food.


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