Last month our lemon and lime trees were heavy with fruit. This month most of the fruit is blown off the tree and I am amazed at our yield. I needed Sylvia's toy trolley to bring them all inside. Lemons and limes are finding their way into soups, stews, cakes, and lemonade. They are being given to visitors, including members of a Gypsy jazz band that we invited into our yard on the weekend (as you do when bands play in your back lane)!
Our Chemical Lives) and the dangers of plastics in our lives. It was one of the reasons I bought these new bowls to replace some of the plastic bowls we have been using for Sylvia. I have also bought a new electronic kitchen scale because my large bowl I use for bread dough kept falling off my previous electronic kitchen scales. And I love the colour!
overnight sourdough bread that was responsible for Sylvia losing her first baby tooth.
ombre potato and cheese torte.
Angela's Glo Bars are and made another batch. I forgot the choc chips and thought they were really good without them. But I had some chocolate melts so I drizzled some over the bars. I think it was more about good looks than giving much of a chocolate taste but there were those in the house who liked it.
plum teacake with quince jelly glaze I used the rest of the plums to make chutney. I wrote in my post when I made it years ago that it took only 30 minutes to simmer down. This one took hours to simmer (2 or 3?) and I kept stirring regularly and yet it still managed to catch and burn on the bottom of the saucepan in about 5 minutes.
So I turned to fill my sterilised jars only to find that E had decided to wash the lids. Apparently he was being helpful but I still don't know what he thought I was doing when I simmered them in a saucepan for 10 minutes! So I quickly resterilised the lids and filled the jars and prayed that the chutney would not taste burnt.
I filled a few jars and had a spoonful or two over to try the next day. I had it on bread with some tofu besan omelet. It was good so I am hopeful. However the spices still tasted a bit grainy and I remember they were better after the jam sat for some weeks last time so it is resting while we finish the last of the tomato chutney.
chickpea, walnut and cranberry salad sandwich that I made with a delicious avocado dressing. I really loved the dressing on a bowl of vegies and chickpeas too.
five seeds sourdough irish bread for ages. The idea of combining the speed of soda bread and the flavour of sourdough sounds brilliant. I halved the recipe and found the dough quite dry, even with adding more liquid. This might be due to the different consistencies of sourdough starters. It was nice but not brilliant. I'm game to try it again so stay tuned....
Eggplant Balls at Eats Well With Others looked so yummy when I read her post about them that I had to try them when I had eggplant in the house. They were a pretty rough and ready dinner because I sort of ran out of time to do much side dish. The next day the leftovers were great on crackers with hummus and lots of vegies on the side.
Jimmy Fallon's (ie horrified). We hurried home to tear off the wrapper!
It is only when I read the small print that I discovered it was actually chocolate with a caramel filling that was mildly flavoured with vegemite as in salted caramel. It was quite tasty with that odd flavour of vegemite hovering right at the edge of your tastebuds in a vaguely weird and yet acceptable way. Would I eat it again? Oh yeah! Would I eat it a lot? Of course not.
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