I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie at Home” series. I know I’m a bit behind the times but I’ve only just discovered it on Sky TV.
If you’ve watched this you’ll know that Jamie spends a lot of time in his garden, raving about the vegetables he’s grown and cooking them.
Inspiration soon hit and off I went to stock up on my own seeds. I’m now waiting for lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions and parsley to grow. (Please let them grow!) I’ve also planted a few bulbs too - fressia and irises. I’ve heard it’s too warm for them now, but I’ll have a go. In it to win it and all that.
It's true that gardening is therapeutic. I don’t have a garden, but I’ve lined up the pots on the balcony and have quite enjoyed digging into the dirt with my hands.
Something which alarmed me about Jamie's prog, but more so the OH, was that Jamie made a pizza and put every ingredient he had to hand on it, then he held it up, like a frisbee and said “look what a great pizza I’ve made.” A pizza isn’t supposed to be like cardboard Jamie! He’s quite a ketchup fan too which would be questioned here. On the whole he does some nice recipes, some of which are very simple, for example bruschetta.
The series is dubbed rather than subtitled. It sounds like the voice-over was told that he has to sound “young and exciting” as he sounds a bit forced into enthusiasm. Can't remember how they translate "pukka".