After my last few rather brief photo up-dates, I'd let you know about my new favourite sweet treat: lemon and poppy seed mini muffins. I've been having them for breakfast every day for last few days. I saw a pack of 6 absolutely tiny ones in the supermarket and just wanted some but refused the to pay what I thought seemed totally overpriced for something that surely must be simple to make for less money; so I just added some lemon juice, grated lemon rind and poppy seeds to a basic sponge mixture and the result was delicious.
What I did buy from the supermarket though was a pot of basil which I planted into an empty plastic lemonade bottle that I had cut down in half. To make the pot look less ugly I made a snug little crochet cozy for it. O.k., ignore the state of the plant; it looks a bit poor due to the fact that we used quite a bit of basil on our pizza and in our spaghetti bolognese.