Friday, September 25, 2015

Spring - lovely to look at but...

it's also one of the worst hay fever times. This means that for most of this week I've been struggling to to get a reasonable breath on top of whatever this bug is that I've picked up. Yes, there are always antihistamines but they make my eyes dry and uncomfortable, not to mention how after a week or so that they start to lose their effectiveness, so I try to avoid them as much as possible.

Because I've been feeling so wretched I've been spending much of my day in bed watching subscription television. This consists of an inordinate number of repeats of pretty much all programs but the good thing is that this doesn't matter when it's a cooking show. Whenever I'm sick I find that, once I'm starting to feel a little better, I get obsessed with cooking whether it's in books or on television. Don't know why because I don't feel even slightly like eating. As a result, though, I've been glued to shows featuring Nigella Lawson, Rachel Koh and Yotam Ottolenghi among others.

Whether this will translate into enthusiastic cooking once I'm better I'm not sure - but Pisces is very hopeful. Still, I now have a whole pile of recipes for snow peas, silverbeet and rainbow chard, all of which are in glut in my vegie garden at the moment. Now to find something other than tabbouleh - which is lovely but I really don't want it every day - for the parsley since that is also running riot.


Jo said...

Sorry you are having such a bad time of it Helen. I get an occasional allergy, but nothing on a regular basis thank goodness. I like Nigella, but never heard of the other cooks you mention. Not that I watch TV very much at all. Get better soon and then go cook up a storm.

Helen V. said...

Thanks, Jo. I don't watch all that much television usually but when I'm unwell I find the fact that I don't have to think much soothing.