I like the idea of gardening. I love the idea of having a veggie patch and growing my own fruit and veg. Unfortunately, living in the inner city, we don’t have enough dirt for a veggie patch. That’s probably a good thing as I’m a terrible gardener.
I still persist though. Mostly I grow things in pots – I tend to get all excited when the weather warms up and go to the garden centre and purchase potting mix, plants, and other associated planting items. All goes well for a few weeks, then I start forgetting to water them. And it starts to get really hot. A few hardy plants survive my neglect, but mostly they shrivel and die.
It appears that I haven’t learnt my lesson yet as I recently went out and bought some more herbs. But before I did that, I had to get myself into a gardening mood, and what better way than to go for brunch at Café Plum?
I ordered the mushroom bruschetta – roasted mushrooms mixed with fresh herbs and feta with a drizzle of balsamic syrup on sour dough toast ($9.50). I loved contrast of the salty feta against the sweet tanginess of the balsamic.
Alastair had something from the specials board – blueberry pancakes with vanilla mascarpone and maple syrup ($15.50). I had a taste – it was very sweet. I’m so not a sweet breakfast person. Al ate it all up though. It must’ve been good.
My Bro was there too, but I neglected to take a note or photo of his meal – I believe he had corn fritters which (gasp) he couldn’t finish because he was too full. Terrible effort on his part.
The breakfast definitely helped get me into the gardening spirit – 2 weekends later my herbs are still alive! Gosh, it’s amazing what regular watering does.
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