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New Dish, New Growth and A Poem for May

I’m working my way through my new cook-book by the Hemsley sisters and tonight it was Moroccan Chicken, so colourful in the making and delicious in the tasting, served with cauliflower rice and fresh spinach leaves. That’s certainly one to repeat.

Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken

I do love to see the poppy buds emerging and look forward to every stage of their blooming.

Poppy bud

Poppy bud

I’m hoping the night stays clear enough to see tonight’s full moon and that all our white flowers with be lit up by the moonlight.

May Night 

The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight,
The lilac brimmed with dew.

Here in the moving shadows
I catch my breath and sing – 
My heart is fresh and fearless
And over-brimmed with spring.

by  Sara Teasdale





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Visiting Feline, Ginger Grater and Cheesecake

For the last two mornings a beautiful cat has visited. It’s the one we saw in a stand-off with Zorro a few weeks ago. I don’t know where it lives but it is really very beautiful with such lovely colours and symmetrical markings.

Visiting cat

Visiting cat

Ginger is one of my favourite ingredients (and for eating as crystallised pieces!) and I needed some grated for a delicious recipe from my new cookery book, The Art of Eating Well by Hemsley and Hemsley,Teriyaki Sea Bream. This little wooden tool is very efficient for grating ginger root.

Ginger grater

Ginger grater

I spent a happy morning making the first and last courses for the lovely Mr Smith’s birthday – Curried Cheese Ramekins to start and Lime and Ginger Cheesecake for dessert. I have attempted to make it in a ring mould as I am only cooking for two and we don’t need the whole recipe. I’ll let you know if it turns out properly! I put the crumbs on top of the ginger and now it is in the freezer.

A different take on my Lime and Ginger Cheesecake recipe

A different take on my Lime and Ginger Cheesecake recipe, upside down in a ring mould


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