Dotted within the doctors’ appointments, scans and all other health-related stuff, I did actually manage to do a bit of schooling and also crossed a couple of things off my cleaning list. The first was the fridge. I try to clean the fridge every Thursday, just before my Abel and Cole delivery, so theoretically it shouldn’t get too bad. Or so you’d think…
There are eight people who are in and out of the it on an hourly if not minute-ly basis. And that’s my story and I shall be sticking with it. I did however, give it a really good deep clean. Here is the after:
The second job I did was to deep clean the dining room, which I have been neglectful of late. Here it is before:
Wowser! That is even messier than I remember when I photographed it 🙂
This was pretty much an all day job which also slipped into the next day. Here it is after the first day’s work:
And after a few more hours:
Much better but I can still see some improvements. It was the first room to be decorated when we moved in twelve years ago, and it could with a lick of paint and some curtains, but none the less I was fairly happy with what I had achieved.
The second thing I wanted to share for some accountability was our Abel and Cole delivery. This is an organic box scheme. For our family, we order the large veg box, the large fruit and veg box, the large fruit box and the cooks selection box. As we are unable to choose what goes in the boxes, I sometimes struggle to use up everything, especially stuff like the dreaded kale. Anyway, here are the boxes:
Box one was miscellaneous bits and pieces I can choose myself:
The fruit box, which contained some pitmaston pineapples. Not as you might think a pineapple, but rather an ancient apple (they are off to the left). We also got some other apples, bananas, satsumas, a single lemon and an actual pineapple:
In the fruit and veg I received brussel sprouts, carrots, peppers, broccoli, red cabbage, golden beetroot, onions and courgettes. And for the fruit part: persimmons, pears and bananas:
The vegetable box contained: Brussel sprouts, carrots, salad leaves, turnip, broccoli, peppers, mini tomatoes, onions, beetroot and potatoes:
For the cooks selection I received: kale, blue potatoes (!), green cauliflower, exotic mushrooms, garlic, turmeric, golden beetroot and onions:
Our delivery comes every Thursday so I have three more days to finish everything up. I’m probably half way through already. We had blue potatoes over the weekend – veg which are not the normal colour play with my head. I refused to believe that a blue potato would taste the same as a white one – and was completely surprised to find that it did!
If anyone knows a tasty kale recipe I’d be every so grateful…