At last no rain and there is even some blue sky, although it is not quite sure if it will remain. As long as it is dry I do not mind. Yesterday I was expecting that guy to arrive that starts collecting animals, two by two, for his boat. I could hear hammering in the distance.
Today should be more or less a wet free day, although I saw a few small blue rain spots on the weather rain chart. Needless to say I stayed at home yesterday, which is very rare for me. I usually manage to get some fresh air from somewhere.
However I made myself busy in the kitchen. I had to make do with what I had, but with some flour, butter, sugar and raisins I managed to compose a few muffins. I added some lemon juice for flavour. I think today they a known as muffins, we just called them little cakes in the olden days. I prefer the smaller cakes because they take no time to compose and to bake. Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son are quite happy with them.
I had a look around in the garden this morning and saw that it will soon be apple picking time: not quite yet, but at the end of September I should have quite a harvest, so it looks like it will be Swiss apple tarts for the rest of the year.
My black eyed Susans are also doing quite well. I also found this one.
According to my plant app it is an arnica. I usually associate arnica as a medicine for applying on injuries to ease the pain, but I suppose like most medicines it originates in the world of nature.
Today I will be off to the store to get a few provisions. I was studying my online ordering shop this morning to see how they are with fresh meat. I noticed it is quite a good system and nicely packed for freezing. I was also checking through a few recipes on my online connectionBetty Bossi
which is the Swiss cooking bible and where i get most of my recipes. They are quite good, have a monthly magazine with new recipes, and always good for a new idea. I have the german version, but I believe there is an english language edition, although I have never found it. I have quite a few of the cookery books and their kitchen appliances are also quite good.
I am mentally preparing for Winter when I perhaps cannot get to the stores so often if we have Swiss Winter conditions with snow and ice, so want to stock up at home with food for the freezer and otherwise.
There is not a lot happening here currently, just waiting for the weather to clear up. I will now be organising the masks for the family for this week. If we want to go into town in a store, we must wear them from 3rd September. I have enough problems remembering the names of people I know and meet. If they all have face coverings, I will not recognise them either.
I am late enough this morning so I will move on. Keep safe, take it easy, and have a good week. See you around.