Longer term readers might know that I sometimes feel like a bit of a "fraud" homeschooler. I don't do earth-mother, despite all my other good homeschool intentions! So, no homemade snacks in snaplock bags when we venture out and about; no homemade bread; no chooks and no vege patch.
I do attempt some "gardening" which usually consists of pots on my balcony, near my sliding door so there is more of a chance that I might water them if it doesn't rain. Note I said "more of a chance". Check out my green thumb:
|Thyme (for some TLC)|
|These were chillies once!|
|And this was going to be a lime tree|
Down on the back verandah, I inherited some rosemary from my Mum, when she moved to her flat.
|It grows nice weeds though!|
Inside, I attempt some things in pots - my family bought me a cyclamen for Mother's Day, in the vain hope I might look after it!
We were keen for some citrus, so we planted a lemon tree in front of the shed, in a sunny spot. The dog wees on it - urine is good for citrus, I read!
My mum's other gift (in addition to the rosemary) was a lemon in a pot. It catches the water off the roof of the shed (which has no gutter). It is doing well (maybe because the dog can't wee on it?). Anyway, after owning it for nearly a year, it has produced a beautiful bounty of lemons!
Now to put my cooking skills to good use!
Anyone got any good lemon recipes??