recipe for happiness

November 20, 2014 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Two handfuls of generosity,
Two heaped cups of patience,
One heartful of love,
One headful of understanding,
and a dash of humour.
Sprinkle with kindness,
add plenty of faith and mix well.
Spread over a period of a lifetime
and serve to everyone you meet.

My own recipe for happiness would have to include eating peas!  They’re ”my favourite and my best” whether cheery or blue.  I still remember my excitement the first time I blogged about growing peas, so delighted was I with the pictures snapped with our new camera.MOSAIC - peas

Searching out these old pea photos from my earliest blogging days is not only nostalgic (especially now we’re allotment-less) but also a little poignant.  I recall taking them so vividly but for all the 332,363 hits on my blog only 18 people have ever seen these.  It’s a strange and curious thing looking at blog stats like that.  By contrast the most popular post, ‘5 ways with… a ton of damsons’ has been viewed 13,100 times!  Who are all these people?   I’m obviously not alone in my love of foraging and preserve making.

Lovely as it is to see people finding my recipe archive years later, I still have a soft spot for those first few posts from the Summer of 2009.  I’m rather surprised that peas haven’t inspired my cooking more really –  512 blog posts later there’s just one pea recipe in the archive (pea and tuna kedgeree).  I guess it proves I just love them on their own too much and now E is here they don’t even make it into boiling water!23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_shelling peas 4B

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  • 1. johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe  |  November 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

    that green colour is so cheerful – we are getting into pea season and I have happy memories of shelling peas with my mum – am sure E will one day too (funny the things that people get excited with on my blog compared to the ones that I love and the early ones seem the most neglected often)

  • […] how did my answers compare? He was pretty spot on with most of them. My favourite food is peas and anything is pallatable with chutney or balsamic vinegar draped over it. Being a Mum makes me […]


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