Sunday, 3 May 2015

Almost forgotten how to blog!

There hasn't been much that I felt was interesting enough to put up, but today I have four for lunch,and we are having rack of lamb, with potatoes, carrots,creamed leeks and French beans. Just enough mint to make a mint sAuce, then a pudding made this morning. 
A fatless sponge, with cream and raspberries on the top. It's a sort of birthday cake,as there is an imminent birthday this week. 
Well I suppose that will have to do, it's all wonky, but it's very simple anyway. At least it is the right way up!
With the lamb we are drinking some Crozes  Hermitage,2008, brought here by my wonderful goddaughter who lives in France.   Just put in the lamb, ready for 1.00 p m as long as they arrive in time. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Haven't posted anything for weeks!

Because it all seems rather boring , but I have cooked some fabulous Chocolate Brownies, made with dark soft brown sugar, and they went so fast! Also some EASTER Biscuits,as we are so near....have tried to take a photo ,but it won't come around the correct way,and I don't know how to rectify that. Pity ,as now I shall have to eat the brownie ! 
OH ,how I hate being one handed, it's SO FRUSTRATING. 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Carrot cake my way.

I decided to tweak the recipe a little,and used grated parsnip as well as grated carrot, plus some finely chopped fresh pineapple added to  the mix.  Came out moist and delicious, as you can see ,there's not  much left! 
Iced the top with a citrus mix, in fact it was some of the liquid from my lemon and lime marmalade

Sunday, 4 January 2015

And finally, everything has been used up!

I have sliced the last of the oranges and put them into a sugar syrup with vinegar, peppercorns, mace, cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks, simmered it until they are cooked and soft,and when cool I will bottle them to have with cold meats such as ham or pork.
There was a box of mushrooms right at the back of the fridge,so I have made some soup, in this weather it's nice to have some ready to use.