Monday, August 03, 2009

Seeds, dinner in the oven and redbush.

Dan Holloway, The Man Who Painted Agnieszka's Shoes, publishes an interview with me today in his View From the Shoe column. Thanks, Dan.

1. Nick's mother shows me the splitting helix pods of sweetpea seeds. 'They're for the new house,' she says. These are second generation seeds from a packet I gave her soon after Nick and I got together.

2. While supper is in the oven (the vegetables are lined up waiting their turn) we go out to walk Once Around the Park. When we come back, the flat smells of roasting chicken and crispy bacon.

3. The deep auburn colour of redbush tea with no milk.


  1. we have some third and fouth generation plants @ my daughters and they are really treasured!

  2. It's a good colour, redbush tea; and an addictive taste. As the favourite drink of the founder of the No I Ladies' Detective Agency, it could have beneficial side effects.

  3. Thank you so much for doing the interview. I continue to be delighted by this blog.

    Having made potted meat the other day, which starts life with bacon cooked in duck fat, I can heartily confirm the second of these three.


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