I do feel that toasted sandwiches are an cold weather lunch (with a bowl of soup). After the major rain day yesterday, where it was so grim that 1/2 actually asked me at 3pm if it was already the end of the day, today's lunch was toasted cheese sandwiches but summered up with a bit of salad, cucumber and of course tomatoes.
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013
1/2 is growing up so quickly a d becoming less 1/2. Tonight she made me home made fish fingers and home made (allotment) chips. Even for the frozen peas out and put them in the pan. Of course I helped her with pretty much all of it!
Tomorrow she is making pasta. Need to dream up what kind now!
Sunday, 18 August 2013
We did eat out for dinner once, at Rick Stein's Fish in Falmouth. I was really looking forward to this and knew that I wasn't going to make it over to Padstow. It's very child friendly and we got a seat easily - sat at the perimeter of the restaurant on stools, overlooking the marina. I had a the set menu, starting with the Cod, mussel and bacon chowder which was really good and hit the spot (nothing special about the bread). Next I had the cod and chips with mushy peas and ½ had the children's cod chunks and chips. I was bitterly disappointed and would go as far as saying that the fish and chips at the local chippy in Hatch End (Sea Pebbles) is far more superior. The chips were ok, but very dry, the batter on the fish lacked flavour and the mushy peas looked grey and tasted of cardboard. The fish itself tasted fresh and was succulent. Pudding (shared between us) was the chocolate cake, which was good, not wonderful or amazing, just good.
The only other time we really ate out was at the Eden Project, sharing a frittata (with salad leaves and new potatoes) and strawberries and cream. The new potatoes were lovely, well dressed with a mustard dressing, however the frittata could have done with a bit more seasoning. However, I must say for an establishment like the Eden Project the food was done well and looks very appealing.
Sounds all so negative, but not all. I did get an amazing pasty from the Horse and Jockey Bakery in Porthleven.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
I got a bit obsessed with preserved lemons over the weekend (blame Gweneth and my bff). Finally found some (whilst quaffing wine) and they weren't cheap. However lemons from the green grocers are. Didn't even need to buy the jars. Hopefully these babies will be ready in time for Christmas.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Obviously I have been eating and cooking. Just been busy and lazy and forgetful about blogging. Need to make more time!
Well, I have been eating crap and feeling a little bloated with the junk consumption. So this week I have been busy preparing salads to take into work for lunch (also means cheap).
Today's was a lovely wild rice salad with grated carrot, grated beetroot, spring onions, tinned tuna, tomatoes and sugar snap peas. I frequently mess up on the dressing but less I find is more. So with a squeeze of a fresh lime and a couple of twists of black pepper this was pretty good.