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New Cake, Tulips and a Veggie Supper

Jamie Oliver has a new programme that we caught by accident last week where he is helping people to cook with limited ingredients, encouraging experimenting if you don’t have all the ‘correct’ ingredients and demonstrated a no egg Chocolate Cake (as eggs are very hard to come by at the moment.  I scribbled down the recipe – very quick and easy, no eggs, lots of nuts and oh, so moreish!  We had it warm with single cream. It would be good with ice-cream too.
We left some on the step for our lovely neighbour to try too and a note for the neighbours on the other side that there is some waiting for them in thanks for the SR flour they found for us.

Our tulips are gorgeous!

Tonight’s meal was another new recipe, this time a Yotam Ottolenghi one from this weekend’s Feast magazine that comes with The Guardian. I served it with yogurt and slivered almonds and a naan rather than with the suggested rice.   But, seriously, who grates a tomato let alone four?!  We chopped them and it worked really well and was very tasty. We had no spinach so I used the cauliflower greens chopped up instead.

Baked cauliflower with spices, spinach and tomato

 
 

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Bubbles, Sunset and Scrubs

With the help of my brother in Atlanta, Georgia, I am learning to make Sourdough bread. Here is our starter at Day 3.

We went out to clap for the NHS and all carers again this evening and there was a pretty sunset which I captured in the side of my car.

A new group has been formed in Cornwall and in the 24 hours since it started, 550 people have signed up. The group is called Cornwall Scrubs, a Cornish group of volunteers making scrubs for hospitals, GPs and Carers in Cornwall. Today I cleared my glass workroom, put everything away and tomorrow, I will set it up for sewing. I’m going to be making the porterage bags for the scrubs which can be made out of any cotton fabric so I can use up stuff I have in.

 

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Daffodils, Lentils and Preparation

Our order from Sarah Raven arrived much earlier than we anticipated so we have had to empty the daffodil pot in order to plant the Sweet Peas. I cut the Daffs to bring in and we have buried the bulbs so that the leaves can die down naturally.

I have made a Ragu sauce with lentils instead of meat tonight and it was delicious.

We have prepared the planting place for the Sweet Peas with their wigwam. I’ll put the beautiful looking little plants in tomorrow.

Tonight my neighbours and I will be in the garden at 8.30 to sing for peace as people around the world will be doing. Join in if you would like to singing Peace, Salaam, Shalom.

 

 

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Narcissi, Lunch and Cushions

Our last Narcissi of this type in a jar with some Rosemary prunings are brightening up the kitchen.The words are from Bob and Roberta Smith who think that the common goals humanity aims for; love, peace and well-being, outweigh the things that divide us.We  agree.

We had lunch in the garden again, in the sunshine and sheltered from the very cold wind in our arbour.

The back of the arbour is wood and hard to rest back on, so we came up with the idea of hooks to hang seat cushions on and we are very pleased with the result.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2020 in art, Food, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Lunch, Bread and Pak Choi

We had planned to go to our friends for lunch today. We were going to plant some more trees and then to have lunch in the new woodland, two metres apart of course, with our own soup in a flask. However yesterday’s announcement made us think twice about that so I put our soup in the flask anyway and we took our lunch out into the garden where the veggie plots are awaiting planting.

I baked bread this afternoon while I was cooking dinner. In the photo of the bread is our last homegrown  Pak Choi which I stir fried with shallots and garlic to go with our store cupboard Corned beef hash.

After dinner, we couldn’t resist a couple of slices of warm seedy bread and butter!  Truly scrumptious!

 

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Today, Springtime Walk and A Recipe

Today is World Happiness Day and the Vernal Equinox.  In these difficult times, let me show you the lambs that appeared in the back field today.  It’s Spring.

It was a beautiful morning and we went on our regular walk, a short stretch of the Flat lode Trail. Please join us, especially if you are having to stay indoors, on this lovely full-of-Springtime walk.

A couple of my Dear Readers asked for the recipe for my Special Brownies which I showed you yesterday.  You and they, can now find the recipe here.

 

 

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A Lane, Camellia and Brownies

We have a short walk just out of our front door that takes us down Church Lane, along Lovers’ Lane and back by an unnamed lane – fresh air and encountering very few people.

There are some remarkable Camellias across the road, they are saucer size!

Another treat made today and put into the freezer – my special Brownies, gooey and delicious.  If the treats aren’t in the freezer, they disappear in a few days – being frozen, they require some forethought!  We had each had one before I got the photo taken.

Special Brownies

 
 
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