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Saturday 2 September 2017
In My Kitchen, September 2017
I spent quite a bit of time just resting and reading when I wasn't sleeping in the afternoons. I highly recommend the Call the Midwife memoirs by Jennifer Worth to anyone who has watched the tv series (or even if you haven't). It is the tales of life in the East End that the tv series was based on. I also enjoyed a P D James novel, Cover Her Face. It was a little outdated but P D James writes so well.
Avocado, rocket and brie scone. So soft and melty when warmed up. Then I got sick and could not face the rest of it. I wrapped it in its paper wrapper in the fridge and when I returned to it a couple of weeks later, it was covered in mould. Very disappointing.
vegan pasties were also ignored in illness. I had intended to use them in a favourite chickpea, potato and tomato stew. By the time I got around to finally making the stew last week I had to throw out the last few potatoes who had even more impressive sprouts than in this photo.
Donut Fest.) We did get through quite a few crackers. Sylvia really loved the Margherita Pizza and Nacho Cheese shapes. I preferred the latter shapes. I liked the idea of the cheese and rice crackers but sadly Sylvia was not a fan. And I like the cracked pepper and sea salt crispini but did not enjoy them as much as Always Fresh's Hommus Crisps that I mentioned in last month's In My Kitchen post.
overnight sourdough bread. Some nights it just does not rise. This morning that dough was left for a good 11 hours but still did not rise as much as it usually does. The nights are still chilly. I had a friend's dance party to get to so I made one loaf and cut the other half of the dough into 6 pieces and made bread rolls. I baked a couple on a tray and the rest in a casserole dish for 20 minutes and then on a tray for another 20 minutes and they were lovely, though quite crusty. (And better than the ones on the tray that were baked less.) They weren't much quicker to bake but could be eaten quicker than the hour I usually wait for a loaf to cool. I ate one for dinner with leftover mac and cheese in it. It was that sort of night.
I am sending this post to Sherry of Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen event, that was started by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 10th of the month. Or just head over to her blog to peek into more kitchens.