Bassets were bred for sniffing. It doesn’t matter too much what it is, sniffing is good as far as a basset is concerned. Big basset was helping me today with the potager harvest. And by help I mean checking things out by giving them a good sniff.
I’m not convinced that Fortnum will be able to pick out all the bugs but having him around makes gardening a heap more fun.
This sniffing is quite methodical. Not a quick once over it has to be methodical to pass the basset test.
Well except in the case of little basset who is such a busy basset he’s a little more discerning. A quick once over before moving on to the next thing.
And in his case, that usually means mischief like finding something he can take off and chew or hide. Like a trowel for instance. Easy pickings from the trusty trug.
Talking of the trug. It’s been part of the harvest routine again.
Today was the cauliflowers. That have a chequered history. Two blew away in the wind. So I’ve only got 4 that have made the grade and I’m delighted to say two were ready for picking today.
But these cauliflowers have been already been a feast for something. Can you see the daylight shining through the holes in their leaves. The remaining red cabbages have been suffering the same fate in the last week.
And here is the reason why!
But we don’t let a white butterfly deter us here with our potager ambitions here at Domestic Executive HQ.
It’s too hot today (over 30 degrees) t do too much outside so we’ve been busy in the kitchen blanching cauliflower for the freezer and making a cauliflower cheese to go with our roast beef for Sunday dinner.
With scorching temperatures again today it mightn’t have been the best choice to do a roast dinner. But, cauliflower cheese is my favourite way to each cauliflower and I like roast beef best with cauliflower cheese. Oh, that or baked beans and I didn’t feel it was quite the right thing to eat my first cauliflower from the potager with a tin of beans!
What would you eat cauliflower cheese with? On it’s own maybe, do tell!