Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dinner, 14/7/18: Stuffed Marrow


A friend at work had a glut of courgettes and marrows from her allotment and was desperately trying to rehome them. I took four large courgettes/small marrows for stuffing and making a courgette cake (yet to come). These are stuffed with turkey mince in tomato sauce with Italian herbs, with a breadcrumb/parmesan topping. Yummy.

Books in


We were up in town today to go to the Summer Exhibition at the RA; a trip to Picadilly isn't complete without a visit to the Big Waterstones. I was very good and didn't even look at the main fiction section, or the kids' fiction - only visiting the teen section with the girls. I did still end up picking up two teen books, of course. And then, saw this other title lurking by the till and couldn't resist. The blurb looks interesting and the book is just so pretty. 

Book 57: I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai


This is the young readers edition, as it was in my classroom - what an interesting story.  Definitely going to try to get some of my class to read this next year, especially as we have quite a high percentage (for our area) of Muslim kids from Pakistani backgrounds in class next year. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dinner, 13/7/18: Pizzas


Pizza night. Olivia is coming back later tonight from Budapest, and I have to pick her up at at friend's, so the only downside is I can't drink lots of beer with it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dinner, 11/7/19: Salmon Noodle Bowl


The sauce for the salmon was excellent and we liked the peas and rice noodles together, but the noodles did need to cook a little more. One to fine tune, if we have it again.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Book 56: Chasing Augustus


Another title from the library's new books shelf - a children's title, and one which was pretty good. I liked the generally grumpiness and stubborness of the main character and how that didn't change throughout the story. 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Dinner, 9/7/18: Artichoke, Goat Cheese and Lentil Salad


...and so the salad days of summer continue. This was really yummy. 

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Dinner, 8/7/18: Thai Steak Salad


In this heatwave, there are a lot of salads for dinner. This one is a steak salad, with a Thai style dressing (soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, etc). Tasty!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Dinner, 7/7/18: Fajitas


Good summer food - fajitas. We always just assemble ours at the table. These were chicken ones. Sometimes we have black beans instead as the main filling. Sometimes both!

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Book 55: Release by Patrick Ness


Sarah and I are both big Patrick Ness fans, though neither of us like the Chaos Walking Trilogy as much as we like his other stuff, despite it being his most well-known work(s). This was a good one, very readable and in a Patrick Ness sort of way, a seemingly unrelated parallel story line does eventually join up... 

Dinner, 4/7/18: Vegetable Stir Fry with Peanuts


A quick weekday dinner - something we have a lot in various forms. It's healthy, easy, quick, everyone likes it. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Dinner, 3/7/18: Bacon and Artichoke Pasta (Alex cooking)


Another quick weeknight supper, again with Alex cooking as I often get home quite late on a Tuesday. By the time he goes off to uni, the boy will know so many pasta dishes!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Dinner, 2/7/18: Halloumi Stuffed Pittas with Cucumber and Pickled Cabbage


A nice summery meal, for yet another hot evening. It's almost like we live in a country with actual summer weather, at the moment - crazy!