Tag: Cuisine of a kind

Quirky coconut

Just made a fruit salad and thought – rather than ice-cream or Ambrosia with it, use dessicated coconut. Tastes nice.

Have you done anything culinarywise of late?

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Early tattie time

Mark’s been digging up the tubers:

This year I gave over much more space to potatoes, and have been digging up several of the varieties I planted in the Spring.

It’s a bit early to be doing this, but the foliage had died back on these plants, and didn’t look like it was going to add anything to the potatoes in the ground.

I think perhaps I didn’t water them enough during the recent dry spell – other potato plants that the watering system reaches better are still growing strongly.

He tends to do these things, plus run gites and play the flute.… More here ...

One simply cannot prepare …

… pizza without copious amounts of Chianti and belting out La Traviata in the pizza kitchen.

Not going to post the item this time when cooked, am going to eat it first. Main reason is that this is the new oven, first time, so shall see how it goes.… More here ...

Close to the perfect pizza in my book

… provided you like wholemeal dough, herbs and garlic, plus pepperoni.

Sad thing is that the photo, taken with the iPad eye, does not give the rich colour – makes it look burnt. It was the closest to perfect I’ve yet done to the texture and taste.

You know when you make the dough and everything is right – the yeast makes a perfect head on top of the sugar water, the dough comes out an itsy-bit moist but not damp … etc. I knew then this was going to be good.… More here ...

20/20: bit of a personal issue

No, not the way I almost departed this earth today. Allow me to explain:

When you overfill a kettle and put it on the flame, it tends to belch water which puts the flame out. However, the gas is still pumping out.

What is not a brilliant idea is to notice the flame’s gone out and go to click the ignition again.

I didn’t, in the nick of time.

That’s not the issue. The issue is that, having been instrumental in getting rid of these noisy bstds next door, the landlord has got it into his head to do a complete rebuild [after 18 years].… More here ...