Actually, this is a lot more than 14 items, this week - but I thought it was silly to count out the individual badges. Alex kept a few for sentimental reasons, but most of them weren't anything special, so out they went.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
This paella is from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe, and it's really tasty. The vegetables in it are really tasty, and it's nice and spicy. People who still think meals without meat aren't as good (do those people still exist these days?) need to eat things like this...
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The pie is my usual Hairy Bikers recipe, but with celery added (we had a lot of celery) - it was really nice.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
I was originally going to go out to a class at the gym, but between feeling exhausted from a weekend of driving to fetch girls from uni and the fact that a year's worth of rain was coming down in a single day, I decided not to go. Luckily, Geoff had cooked enough curry for all three of us (the girls being away larking it up on the Isle of Wight).
Sunday, June 09, 2019
This selection is also from Alex's room - some of the musical instruments went to school for my raffle prize box. The tennis medals also went to school, where they may be able to be put to good use. The rest went in the bin, I think.
This was really good - set in the future where people have learned to heal any and (almost) all illnesses and injuries, there is an elite group of people chosen to be reapers - to kill a certain percentage of the population to prevent over population. Plus there's an all-knowing (but good) computer god-figure. Yeah, there's more to it than that, but that's the basic premise, and it was interesting where he went with it. Looking forward to the next one.
Saturday, June 08, 2019
Another kohlrabi in the box (before a tip about a gratin from a friend, which sounds lovely - that might be next) - this time, with lots of broccoli to use, we decided to do it in cheese sauce. Lovely!
Friday, June 07, 2019
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
One of the things I've been enjoying eating more of while the girls are absent is egg based dishes like this - Olivia doesn't like eggy things, and while Sarah eats eggs, she's not crazy about frittata and omelette. And anyway, it would be harder to make enough for five.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
I really enjoyed (if that's the word) Henry's Peter Pan take (The Lost Boy) and had had expectations of this book; I was not disappointed. Again, I'm not sure I can really say I enjoyed the book as it was very very dark, though it's far enough away from Alice in Wonderland that it hasn't put me off the original, but it was a really well constructed, interesting & horrific tale based around the Alice universe. Looking forward to The Red Queen, another one, linked to Alice.