Oddly enough, to celebrate this momentous occasion I am sharing a tasty and simple recipe for chickpea soup which is in fact a Delia recipe. The reason is that today I have had a chickpea fest by using a packet of dried chickpeas to make soup, hummus and falafels, for the price of one pot of supermarket hummus. Very thrifty.
However I have fallen off the wagon as far as Stoptober is concerned. Having avoided the boot fair this morning, how was I to know that a boot fair stall would be at the back of the supermarket when I dropped by to pick up Tahini for the hummus. Two pieces of pressed glass, my favourite, were purchased for £1.50 but it was for a very good cause; community support for our local park so really a charity donation. Alright I know I am trying to justify my weakness.
Happy Weekend xxx
A big welcome to Dolly Mixtures at Just a Little Less, Trudie at Trudie's Cottage and A Whole Plot of Love.
Oh I love Nigel Slater too - so chuffed he's back!ReplyDelete
And I love chickpeas as well - thanks for the recipe link - have bookmarked it to try soon. We've just finished off some pots of shop made hummous and also some packs of falafel...I should stop being so lazy and make my own too. You have inspired me, m'dear. :)
I didn't mention the two hour nap in the conversatory did I?Delete
Looking forward to it - check out Nigel's new longer hair :-)ReplyDelete
I know very 'mid life' crisis if you ask me, we have already experienced this in our house - twice!Delete
I do like a bit of Nigel. My Stoptober stopped well & truly upon seeing the Christmas magazines in the supermarket. I scooped them gleefully into my trolly.ReplyDelete
Oh dear. I will also struggle with my demons when the new Homes & Antiques is available. I am trying to get my 'interiors' crush from the internet - much cheaper!Delete
I love Nigel Slater too. He has a cat. He cooks delicious food. He's good looking. What's not to love? (what a shame I'm married, he's gay and we'll never meet anyway!!!) I have his Real Fast Food - everything cooked in less than 30 minutes and NO preparing ovens/kettles/etc beforehand like Jamie's 30 minute meals. Just fast good food.ReplyDelete
You made me laugh out loud. You can but dream!Delete
We were on the bus in London one day, going down Picadilly, and Nige dear got on and sat down in front of us. He'd been shopping in Waterstones and had a bag of books. I wanted to lean over and tap him on the shoulder - had this strong urge - and ask him what he'd bought - but hubby wouldn't let me - hissed at me to behave. :)Delete
This is the season of staying in and home cooking inspiration xReplyDelete
You are so right Dawn.Delete
Can't wait to have him back. If you take a look here http://rusticvintagecountry.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/im-back.html, you'll see I'm quite a fan of his! Suzy xReplyDelete