Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Patchwork pie ...

Sometimes this is how we roll.  Perfection takes a little longer.

The temperature dial for my oven also fell off.

I am sure the pie will taste good whatever the disasters that befall it.

Have a lovely weekend xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Everyone's a restaurant critic ...

In my endeavour to eat an increased vegetarian diet, no one told me I would come up against teen live bloggers who share my culinary attempts across the interweb!  

The husband isn't much better with comments like 'don't worry we've got courgette flowers & tomato frittatas coming next'.

I think I may be losing this battle.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Baking & making ...

I have a very talented husband, who can whip up a lovely loaf at the drop of a hat.

But never let him bake you a cake, I am in charge when it comes to sponge.  This is my walnut and coffee cake from a couple of weeks back and ...

... my heart stopping quiche, for the quantity of butter in the pastry.  It was literally crying when it came out of the oven.
Tastes wonderful but I doubt if I will make again any time soon, unless I want to shorten my life.  More than one slice and I think I ought to review the life insurance situation.

Have a happy sunny weekend xxx

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Little book of wisdom ...

This little book was recommended on Caroline Hirons a few weeks back so I made a library reservation.   Written by Frank Lipman M.D. & Danielle Claro, it presents a simple approach for a healthy lifestyle.  Some rules are very obvious such as making water your "default beverage" and others very now "clutter is the junk food of the home".   How about that for a quote?  In particular I liked "don't let your computer ruin your spine", "respect your internal clock", and "honour they feet".  

I have renewed my library loan but I get a sense that I might be adding this to my Christmas wish list.

Check it out, its simplicity makes it truly beautiful.