Christmas in July

We had a long day of driving on Monday. Well, I say we, but actually it was husband who did all the driving. Towards the end of the journey he was singing Christmas carols to himself to keep himself awake. I love a good carol normally but for some reason the songs made me feel a little sad because we weren’t going home to a street lit up with fairy lights and Christmas decorations. The second best bit about the season.*

I was however greeted with an unexpected little present when we got back.

Your life in my hands

Thanks husband!

*Food is the first. Mince pies, roast potatoes, cheese and crackers, oh my!

A bunch of… Kale!

What do you do when your mum sends you home with a bunch of kale from her garden that is too big to store in your fridge?

Home grown Kale

{home grown kale}

Why you stick it in a pot and call it a floral arrangement, of course!

And the next day you make a post work treat of kale chips.

De-vine, tear into bitesize pieces, toss in the tiniest amount of oil and salt, and bake at 180 for 10 minutes (toss every couple of minutes to help them crisp evenly). Inhale in two seconds flat. Forget to take pictures until it’s too late.