I made a new cake today, one of Jamie Oliver’s that he calls Tangerine Dream Cake. I’m calling it Smile cake as it cracked looking like a smile. It’ll get its tangerine icing tomorrow before we take it to meet with some special friends. .
We’ve been clearing part of the front garden that has become rather overgrown. We have bought a small, slow growing Dwarf Mountain Pine which we are assured will be happy in our garden despite us not being in the mountains. We have some other treasures to go in too, including lots of Tete a Tete narcissi bulbs..
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.
Last night’s Super Moon was lovely to watch. Sadly when we got up at 3am to see the Blood Moon, clouds had almost completely obscured the moon. We just had tantalising glimpses.
2 We had the most delicious breakfast this morning – an eggy bananaey bread sandwich stuffed with fruit including the few blackberries from the garden that I showed you a day or two ago. it is from a Jamie Oliver recipe and was just ambrosia!
Berry pocket eggy bread
3 The sunlight was shining in the weathervane on top of Truro Cathedral this afternoon. We called in to Truro after my six week check-up with the surgeon at Treliske and he is very happy with my progress.