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.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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.
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
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
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...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
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
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!