Gardening is always a pleasant hobby for hubby and myself . Mind you he is so much faster with planting out seedlings or weeding and he does everything properly whereas I kind of pull at the weeds half heartedly and plant in the ground without preparing the bed properly.
At the end of the day we both yield great results with what we plant and produce.
Likewise when we go shopping together, I will probably still be in the first aisle talking to a friend when he's already done the rounds of the supermarket, getting everything plus more than that was written on the shopping list. I am still talking in the first aisle but now to another friend.
I think that one truly efficient person is all you need in a relationship ...
We all have different strengths and abilities.
I like to cook, and preserve.
These are preserved, fermented chillies
which last for 12 months in the cupboard.
500g fresh whole chillies, chopped into halves. Removing seeds is optional.
10 garlic cloves, peeled
Place into blender or food processor and pulse a few times, you want chunky pieces, not a puree.
Add 1 tablespoon salt
250ml olive oil.
Blend lightly until combined at a low speed.
Pour into cooled sterilised jars and label.
Make sure the chilli is below the level of oil to preserve them.
Add a spoon to your completed dishes, or on top of fried eggs. Mix with yoghurt for a dipping sauce.
Are you an avid gardener? What are your best strength and weaknesses?
Buon appetito, enjoy Merryn xx