This week we have been discussing holiday plans.
Short term - 4 nights in Cornwall.
But in the medium/long term I am keen for something a little more far flung.
As we cross the finish line in the parenting race (at least as far as the courts are concerned),
there is a window of opportunity before any of the oldies need more support from us.
(Hi Mum and Dad, I know you're reading this!).
There's the prospect of a Memphis/Nashville/New Orleans road trip next Easter,
but in the 5 year timeframe I want to drag Mr Asparagus Pea to the Southern hemisphere.
That probably involves some unpaid leave from work in the depths of winter.
As we chatted about it over breakfast, I spilled some tea on the tablecloth, and look….
Okay so Tasmania is a bit big and slightly in the wrong place,
but that's a sign right?!?!
In other news I have been making muffins to use up some of the elderly dried fruit in the cupboard.
Some figs that have been lurking for a long time.
I like to use 1 cup of oats soaked in 1 cup of milk soured with a capful of white wine vinegar.
Trying to eat more oats and soy - good for your secret womens' business.
With a cup of wholewheat flour plus 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp bicarb
Sometimes I sub the oil for applesauce if I'm feeling worthy.
But then you can't use paper cases because they stick like bastards.
Adjust the sugar to taste depending on the sweetness of the fruit you're using.
I used about 1/2 a cup of brown with a little demerera and cinnamon on top.
Off to be rehabilitated for my speeding sins now -