Still, I made a huge fish pie for yesterday's lunch, and then today did a chicken dish with pancetta,garlic,and onions plus porcini mushrooms and sour cherries . Potatoes with olive oil, garlic and rosemary, and then Claudia Roden's Clementine cake ,made with half a dozen eggs, boiled and bashed up clementines, sugar and ground almonds, done in the food processor,which is so easy, then cooked for an hour in a moderate oven. With it I did a compote of clementines and cranberries. Shared with my second granddaughter,and her friend who is at Uni here.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Here you can see something I use almost everyday to peel, chop and slice vegetables one handed. I got this from the hospital 10 years ago, lots of trial and error but still works well enough.q
Here's how it works:
I always lay the peeler device thing on to a damp cloth first - this keeps it firm and stops it slipping.
Impale object on to triangular spikes
Friday, 8 November 2013
Yesterday I made a carrot cake, which I haven't done for months.
150mls sunflower oil.
125 gms caster sugar
125 gms plain flour
Teaspoon of cinnamon
Teaspoon of bicarbonate
Teaspoon of basking powder
250 gms of grated carrots
Mix the first 3ingredients together, and add the dry ingredients to the wet then mix well.
Pour into a greased and lined tin, and bake at 160o for 40 minutes,
Test for done ness. And turn out when cold.
Ice with a mix of cream cheese, icing sugar and butter,with some grated lemon zest.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
You won't believe what I have done! Having to beautiful pictures of our Lunch taken by my guests, I fessed the wrong button, and ave last the lot.
So no picture of the lamb Tagine,nor the pears in red wine with Chartreuse Ice Cream. I am so cross with myself
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Feeling rather washed out as have had Chemo three days ago,and have the usual infections to cope with,
However it hasn't stopped me cooking this morning, I have made a massive Ragu for a bolognaise,and a lasagne, then did pears in red wine,then some mushroom soup,and finally for lunch, chicken breast stuffed with home made pesto,and wrapped in Parma Ham,which was baked in the oven,and eaten with a chive, and parsley mash,and creamed spinach, followed by baked apples stuffed with vine fruits .
Tomorrow, all being well with the mega storm, I will have three extra for lunch ,when we will have lamb Tagine,with Couscous and a salad ,plus home made multi grain bread.i made the bread last night, and the Tagine has been in the freezer for a week, so it is not really that onerous .
Then the pears in red wine with a home made ice cream. I have used some apple purée,double cream and custard and flavoured it with Green Chartreuse, as my friends used to live in Savoie, where the liquor is made ! Cheeses if anyone can manage it afterwards..
Sorry no pictures, unless I can get one of the guests to take some tomorrow at lunch.,as I am too wobbly to hold the iPad still enough to take a photo.