Three Things Thursday: 24 August 2017

My weekly exercise in gratitude – three things that are making me smile – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog [or Twitter account or Facebook page or diary or life in general] with happiness.

First, cabinets complete. After a slight issue with the cornice, the shelves are now completed, the cookery books back in the kitchen and the cupboards are being filled. I never thought that a kitchen cabinet could be such a thing of beauty.

Second, bread and butter. I have recently been reading about the processed food industry (more on this in a later post) and, as a result, I’m very grateful that we have the opportunity to make most of our own food from scratch and buy good-quality ingredients. We know exactly what’s in the bread that Mr Snail makes and our butter is just butter (milk and a little salt).

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simple, but delicious

 

Third, nasturtiums. Some years ago I sowed nasturtium seeds in the garden and I’ve never had to do so again. I know the flowers are rather blousy, but I do love to see them every year (and they look beautiful in salads too).

So, that’s what’s making me happy today. How about you?

-oOo-

Emily of Nerd in the Brain originally created Three Things Thursday, but it’s now being hosted by Natalie of There She Goes.

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  1. The cupboard really is fantastic, at least the disaster of your shelves falling down has led to something lovely!
    My three things are getting a good sleep last night, the office being nice and quiet today so I can actually think straight, and a lovely new dress I’m wearing that I got for just £3 at a charity shop

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  2. I’m a fully paid up member of the real food club 🙂 and have recently been surprised to discover that knowledge of what is masquerading as food is suddenly spreading rapidly. For a number of years we have been seen as the quacks of nutrition, but the tide is turning. It’s exciting to see more and more people getting their heads around ‘the food pyramid’ fallacy and processed foods and choosing to learn what works for them. So it makes me really happy that you will share what you are learning with your readers. And I love your nasturtiums! ❤

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    • Because I love cooking, I’ve never been much seduced by convenience foods, although I do understand how they fit into a very busy life. Working from home, as I do, gives so much opportunity for home cooking and growing and it’s great to spread the word. I am finding it hard to believe, though, what goes into some of the processed gloop that is sold as ‘food’.

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      • I know -it is scary isn’t it. And these are the very corporations that want to have a say in how we treat our health related issues – most of which arise from eating their ‘gloop’ David Wolfe calls processed foods ‘food-like substances’.

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  3. I’m still waiting for my three things today. I’ve had three ‘unhappy’ things though – getting a dentist bill (for my daughter) for over 100 euros and seeing two separate cars each with a dog inside in full, hot sun – each now with a warning note about dogs dying in hot cars tucked under the windscreen wiper.
    Still, the day is yet young :/

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    • Oh I hope your day improves… and for those poor dogs too. I have to phone the vets later for some test results on our old dog who had a seizure yesterday… I’m hoping my day isn’t going to deteriorate.

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  4. That is a magnificent piece of kit, and best of all, there’s still space for more stuff! And those nasturtiums are wonderful, so vibrant. My three things are the wonderful quilt blocks I got in the mail this morning, the tiny green leaves beginning to sprout on my custard apple tree, and the good progress I’m making on hand quilting the latest quilt.

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    • I really hope that your custard apple thrives – I know how much you love them.

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      • I need to get it out of its pot and into the ground before the hot weather starts, or it’ll be there for another year… But it’d be great if it followed the mango and avocado trees and produced first blossoms, and then hopefully fruit 🙂

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  5. I think I have kitchen cupboard envy! Simple things I am grateful for today, the sun shone so we are just back from a wonderful walk in the Forest, my LYS which I visited on my way home sells bias binding, thus avoiding a 10 mile journey I was anticipating and Ihave some rather nice locally grown strawberries for pudding tonight. Hurrah for the simple things.

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  6. Laurie Graves

     /  August 24, 2017

    The cupboard is beautiful! Wowsah, as we would say in Maine. Nothing like homemade bread. Before I started writing full time, I used to make all our bread, and Clif and I miss it. Fortunately, we have found a wonderful organic seeded bread that is not only very tasty but is also good for you. Finally, because I am a fool for flowers, I love ’em all, blousy or not.

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  7. I love your cabinets in the kitchen and especially the part that holds books. In my opinion, every room should be a library. 😉 I haven’t tried growing nasturtiums but yours are inspiring me to give it a try next season. I’m thinking about making my own bread again after having given up eating it. I’ll use an alternative flour. Someone told me recently that all our wheat in the states is sprayed with roundup which is why there is so much more wheat intolerance here than in Europe. Don’t know if that is true but I have a lot of rosemary that would be lovely in a loaf. Yours looks yummy. Now I must go find breakfast. 🙂

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  8. Annie

     /  August 24, 2017

    I have cupboard and preserve envy too – but there is still space on the shelves? More books to follow??

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