Wednesday, 9 September 2020

A sea of Sunflowers

 The weather was beautiful so a walk in the allotment was a joy. We were welcomed by a mass of sunflowers. Most of them self set  from seeds dropped in previous years.

Carmen, Keiko, Emi and Hiroe started with picking raspberries as a treat to take home. We picked both red and yellow ones. The we picked masses of spinach beet for our Vegan Spinach and Ginger soup.



   

Before we went to the allotment, we made the dough for wraps, as it needed to rest for 15 mins.

After picking sunflowers we walked home, prepared the  freshly harvested filling for the wraps (our first orange sweet peppers, carrots, cucumber tomatoes) and made our wraps 



      

Together with soup a gorgeous lunch and the ladies went home with a big bunch of sunflowers each.







Monday, 7 September 2020

First session back after lockdown

Today was a special day in our calendar as for the first time, we saw each other again in person.

Miho (who was pregnant when we last saw her) came with her baby son, who slept all the way through the  session, Simone our first ever member was back again for a few weeks before she starts work again and then we welcomed Maiko a new member.

Armed with hand sanitisers, masks and face shields, we made picked raspberries from the garden for our dessert,


 


The chickpeas we used later in a chickpea salad,  we made some Lazy dough which was then turned into some flatbread to go with the salad.



We had a little walk to the allotment, where we cut some runners of the strawberries, to plant into the bottles of our vertical bottle garden. We tasted the apples, tomatoes, yellow raspberries, nasturtium flowers all fresh from the garden.




What a lovely start we had.