Thursday, 17 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Squeaky Cat had a great deal of fun negotiating the fence outside the kitchen; the kittens popped their heads outside, trod on the snow, growled at it and then ran back indoors ! So cute ! Monica decided that the best place for a kitten in the snow is safely stowed in the cat bed, on top of the oven. Our Dowager Duchess cat Bubble, who is far too grand for these childish carries-on, slept peacefully through all the excitement.
The snow didn't last long, but lasted long enough for me to get a couple of pictures of our plants laden with snow.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Friday, 1 February 2008
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Artichokes being sauteed
The main course, the rack of lamb, consisted of two parts - the herb crusted lamb itself and a hollowed out tomato filled with a very fine, sauteed brunoise of courgette, aubergine, peppers and tomatoes. There was no starch aspect in the book, so I paired it with some couscous. The quantity of butter in the recipe wasn't quite enough to make a paste, so I stuck in a bit more. My husband found my french-trimming most entertaining. This dish was really delicious.
The vegetable mirepoix ready for sauteeing - a labour of love
All 3 of the recipes score highly in taste, ease and simplicity of instruction, giving a very satisfactory result - 9 out of 10
Watch this space for the next instalment.