“Mummy I don’t want you to get old” says the 5yr old as I’m attempting to put a head scarf on sitting down in front of the oversized mirror. I take that as a hint that the headscarf wasn’t really doing it for me. Tilda or “The Spanky One” as she has recently been nicknamed, has now placed her hands around my face and is pulling my cheeks upwards. Yeah thanks Tilda you have just given me a facelift. “You look pretty Mummy”. Am I supposed to take that as a hint that I need some surgery?
After this week a few hours under anaesthetic sounds very appealing. I think sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and try to let go of the drama. I have completed lots of very tedious but important tasks and now its time to enjoy this fabulous weather.
Its all about the salads this week. As I am typing this I have black eyed peas soaking soon to be turned into a bean and corn salad. My favourite Salad this week has to be Tomato, Feta and Mint Salad its such an easy recipe to make. I grow the mint in a pot in my tiny back yard. Its best grown this way otherwise it takes over borders like nobody’s business. There is something so very summery about the mint and feta combination. Measurements are really superfluous but I added them just in case.
- 3 medium ripe tomatoes cut into chunks
- 50g feta cheese crumbled
- Small handful of mint leaves approx 10 leaves
- 25mil extra virgin olive oil
- juice and zest of half a lemon
- black pepper to season