But when I arrived in the garden, the sight of the winter spinach, growing like a weed and thinking about bolting, inspired me.
All that spinach would make an excellent spinach quiche. I even had some feta in the fridge, and there’s nothing better than spinach with feta.
Of course, a quiche is a whole lot more work than pasta …
And it really would need dill, too …
I scoured the weedy parts of the garden for volunteer dill, because my seedlings weren’t ready to pick yet. The weedy dill plants clinched it.
No longer tired, but inspired, I set about cooking. The result was worth the effort (as I knew it would be).
And that’s what I most enjoy about gardening—when the daily grind gets me down and I just want to order takeaways, it provides the inspiration to instead make a glorious meal.