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.