There’s nothing like putting your intentions out on the internet to get the creative juices flowing. I’ve been cooking up a storm, baking bread,cooking soup, and bottling beetroot. Day two I cooked this lot up to be a tomato, broad bean and basil pasta. I also made pumpkin soup for the weekend. I like making… Continue reading Day three. A cooking frenzy.
Our good friends are headed off to Indonesia for a few years, so I’ve made the next recipe in the book to take for afternoon tea. It worked just fine, first time. I didn’t keep an exact eye on the time it was in the oven but it was just under an hour when it… Continue reading In which we farewell good friends (Marble Cake)
Well here it is. The recipe I give out more than any other – Mulligatawny. It’s a type of curry soup that’s chock full of vegetables, really good for cleaning out the fridge, and possibly the very favourite meal of several members of our family. So far, I have never made this and not been… Continue reading Mulligatawny
I haven’t posted as yet about my not shopping adventures as I’ve felt like a bit of a fraud so far. After all, I did a weekly shop just before I started, so although I haven’t shopped, neither have I needed to. Now on Day 7, with a few things running low, the real fun starts. Tonight we’ll be… Continue reading Now the real challenge starts
I’ve decided it’s time to go around again. “Go around what?”, you may ask. It’s time to do the ‘no-shopping-for-food’ challenge again. It’s been 5 months since I did it last time, and I’m right back to my old bad habits. I throw out leftovers from the fridge because I’ve forgotten they’re there, and buy new… Continue reading A Sucker for Punishment
Thank you to those concerned people who have been enquiring after my health after a prolonged silence on the blog. I’m not dying, or even a little bit sick! Here are my excuses. a) Playing oboe in a school production b) students and kids in the local eisteddfod c) casual teaching work aplenty d) painting a… Continue reading In which I explain that I’m not sick, merely busy (Gingerbread without eggs)
Spiced sandwich is a winner. Moist, and nicely spicy . Definitely one to make again, and one of only a couple I’d happily recommend to one and all. (Nutties being the other real favourite, and English Ginger cookies, but with double the ginger next time) Once again, the recipe was just a list of ingredients and some nebulous… Continue reading Finally, a good ginger hit (Spiced Sandwich)