Tag Archives: simple supper

Malt Loaf, Feather and Evening Sky

I made a simple and healthy Malt Loaf today. We are enjoying it!

I spotted a feather hanging from the Clematis leaves and went out into the back garden to get a photograph.

Delicate feather

My walk took me down the lane to visit my lovely neighbour at her allotment this afternoon. She drew my attention to the beautiful evening sky behind me.

Early evening sky

For those of you who liked the sound of yesterday’s vegan supper, I have put the recipe on my Recipes – Savoury page. Here is the link


Posted by on January 16, 2019 in baking, Food, nature, Photography, Postaday 2019


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Singing, Choir Baby and Kedgeree

1   What a joy to be back at singing again this morning. I couldn’t join in everything but enjoyed watching our beautiful Choir baby, playing, dancing and singing.

The joy of singing

The joy of singing

2   Choir baby E has grown up so much in the weeks I have been away. Our last song today was the rousing Bella Ciao and our choir leader gave E her own copy of the words. She held them very seriously and sang along with fervour with the rest of us.

Singing Bella Ciao

Daisy and E singing Bella Ciao

For a special treat, watch this short video, not very good quality but a treat nevertheless, listening to Choir-baby E singing Bella Ciao, backed by The Suitcase Singers.

3    A quick and easy supper was called for so Kedgeree (of a sort) was our choice.




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Le Petit Prince, Simple Supper and Wild Strawberries

1   I was first introduced to the beautiful story, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, many, many years ago when I was in the 6th form and in France for a three week exchange with Josiane Fromage and her family in Toulouse. (Wouldn’t it be just brilliant if she, or someone who knows her, were to read this blog?)  Finding this quotation, “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye,”  the Fox speaking to the Little Prince, has inspired me to read it again.

....said the Fox to the Little Prince

….said the Fox to the Little Prince

2   A simple supper tonight of enormous mushrooms stuffed with a vegetable and rice mixture, topped with cheese and served with a flower salad from our garden.

Stuffed mushrooms and flower salad

Stuffed mushrooms and flower salad

3   We found a few more wild strawberries in the garden today and had them with some delicious vanilla ice-cream in a little ramekin.

Wild strawberries

Wild strawberries


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Painting, Peppers and Peachy Clouds

1   This beautiful little painting (and it is little, only 6″x6″) was my Christmas present from the lovely Mr S. I love Sasha Harding‘s work.

Sasha Harding's  "Day 10 Hot Soup"

Sasha Harding’s “Day 10 Hot Soup”

2   Halloumi Peppers for supper tonight (See Recipes) Aren’t they beautiful inside?

Red pepper sliced in half

Red pepper sliced in half

3   As it has become dusk, (later and later each day, I’m delighted to report)  these peachy clouds appeared over the rooftops opposite.

Dusk falling over rooftops

Dusk falling over rooftops


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Migrating Geese, Godrevy and Another Simple Supper

1   We took P, my brother-in-law, to the car-boot sale this morning and I found the next size up, but still very small and delightful, wet-suit for Jake but the highlight of our morning was the flocks of migrating geese, dozens of them, honking their way overhead. This is but a few of those who flew by.

Migrating Geese

2    After the boot sale we went along the coast at Godrevy, blown to bits by a crazy warm wind and came back feeling exhilarated and exhausted by the effort of battling the wind!

Godrevy Lighthouse

We did heed the warnings!

3   Made a fabulously delicious simple supper of Leek Risotto with Chestnuts!

Leek and Chestnut Risotto

I’ll put the recipe up if anyone fancies it – truly scrumptious!

Just been watching the closing ceremony of the Paralympics and want to say how inspirational the athletes are. I hate, though, the hypocrisy of our politicians who at one moment praise the athletes and in another make polices that result in hurting so many of our disabled people.


Posted by on September 9, 2012 in birds, Cornwall, Food, nature


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An Email, Horses and Another Simple Supper

1   An email from a dear friend saying that I have just made her day!

2   Four horses in the field behind us today.

Four horses

3  Beautiful simple supper of grilled peppers with garlicky tomatoes and grilled Halloumi on top and served with some crispy bread to soak up the juices. Scrumptious!

Halloumi Peppers


Posted by on May 16, 2012 in animals, baking, Food, home, nature, senses


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Bluebell Lane, Broccoli and A Very Big Moon

1   Had a beautiful drive down a little Cornish lane lined with drifts of bluebells.

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2  Made a simple supper with beautiful purple sprouting broccoli a la Spring Simplicity but I left out the garlic because of tomorrow’s wedding and added some very crisply fried bacon – delicious! Thank you, Promenade Plantings for the inspiration.

Purple sprouting broccoli

3   The moon tonight is full and looks huge! I’m told that’s because it’s closer to the Earth than usual. It is certainly very beautiful.


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