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

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Foraging ...


From the plum tree in my sister's garden yesterday, washed and ready to make plum crumble today.


Delicious. 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Simple supper ...



This is Christmas cheese in July and not for supper but for breakfast.  A Christmas tradition here includes the purchase of a Eadburgh cheese.  As you can see I couldn't wait another five months, neither could I wait until supper.  Sometimes you have to just roll with it, especially when food is concerned.  

P.S. Sorry to mention it so early. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Living ...

Earl Street in Maidstone offers the regular range of chain restaurants found in most towns.  However nestled amongst the usual suspects with their standard offering is the Living Cafe.  Service is pleasant and friendly with a hearty breakfast/brunch menu on offer. I am partial to the bowl food, served with chunky chips or salad, if you are greedy like me you can have both.  On one occasion I enjoyed a chicken and butternut squash curry, yes with chips!  Each time I've been set up for the day, not needing to eat an evening meal.  Long live the independent I say.

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As you can see, they also rock a mean church chair.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Some yummy discoveries ...


The past few weeks have included, as well as a load of dust, eating out a lot and when eating out got too much, the purchase of a microwave.  The chicken biryani from Waitrose was a particular microwave favourite.  But my best moments included the discovery of raspberry blush cocktails with a side plate of Nachos (no photos) too busy enjoying the cocktail.  Another discovery was rhubarb vodka spritzers with a discount if you bought two, well what was a girl to do? hic!   My best meal during the four week period, apart from sitting in the sun enjoying a burger outside Fort's, was the warm chilli chicken salad from Wagamama.  Tiny portion but oh so tasty, my new favourite.  We spent the duration of the meal thinking up and texting names to my daughter's friend for her new baby sister who was literally being born whilst we dined.  Enid, Ethel, Doris, Hatty or Maud anyone?  Fortunately, depending on your point of view, we had no input into the final choice of name.