As I was packing my rucksack and about to leave, an assistant came up to me and asked if I would like some free flowers, so of course I said “Yes”.
There was a label telling me what a good idea it was to have bought these flowers.
They look lovely on my dining table.
They may not last very long but I will enjoy them while they do.
I had made some chicken soup the day before and fancied some bread to go with it, so thought I would try making some focaccia. A quick look on the internet followed by a look in a couple of my bread recipe books, showed a bewildering variety of ways of achieving this.
Some made it on a baking sheet and some in a shallow tin, they all used sea salt sprinkled on the top and I didn’t have any of that but, rather that abandon the idea, I sprinkled a little cooking salt on top and decided that if I really liked it. and wanted to make it again, that I might invest in some sea salt.
I decided to just use the poking in pieces of rosemary version as my rosemary has been producing lots of new shoots lately.
I made it with a mixture of wholemeal and white flour even though all the versions I saw looked as if they had been made with just white flour and hoped for the best.
Here it is fresh from the oven.
Then oiled and cut
and on a plate.
Yum. Had to resist having another slice. Still more this evening with the soup!