Sunday, 27 June 2010

Home Baking

You'd never think I was trying to lose some weight, but recently I've taken to baking again. Too much in fact. However the results have been good and you can never have too much of a good thing! Deprivation doesn't help to lose weight so I'll just try to eat a little less. Anyway there are plenty of us in the house to share so it's not so bad.

I made some wholemeal scones to serve with homemade soup - really good, and then just needed a chocolate fix and made yummy brownies. Recipe for the brownies is one from a Gary Rhodes book and they are really easy and taste lovely.

I had to make soup the last two days. You see the veg on the alltoment are ready each day and so I had to make room in the fridge for the new veg. So I made soup with what was already in the fridge and froze some of it. I made potato and leek soup and some spicy sweet potato and lentil which I served with creme fraiche. Very very good!

Fresh veg

This year DH took an allotment and is growing fruit and veg. Plenty of fresh air in a really lovely place and now we have lovely produce to enjoy. Really good new potatoes, plenty of lettuce, some carrots, and the sweetest beets. Also some rhubarb (not in photo).
So this evening we'll have roast potatoes with bacon, new potato salad, and some yummy rhubarb with either ice cream or custard, or maybe both.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Back again! Some recent knits

I knit these in April for a friend's first grandchild. I get great pleasure from knitting baby items, very quick results and so dainty. My friend always knit for her own children and so I knew these would be appreciated.