I didn’t know that the real name for Amaryllis is Hippeastrum, but the one we bought last year, to bloom over Christmas, has just produced more flowers. Yay! So this year it’s honouring Mother’s Day too. I’ve taken a few up close, and personal photos. What do you think? Continue reading The Hippeastrum takes us by surprise!
Sometimes I think I spend a lot of time testing things and here I go again. What I’m trying to do here is to post almost entirely with my voice, so I am dictating this using my mobile phone, adding in the feature photo, and then posting it. As you’ve probably guessed the method is … Continue reading Chance encounter
Yesterday I promised you some Chicken Garam Masala and here it is! The accompanying photos show the stages of making a Chicken Garam Masala using the Garam Masala spice that we created yesterday. Ingredients : 400 g crushed tomatoes, canned 80 g soured cream, 10% fat 50 g butter 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp Garam … Continue reading Chicken Garam Masala
You might know that I love my gadgets (and if you didn’t, now you do). I love gadgets, any gadgets, whether they be electronical or mechanical. One we’ve had for over five years now, is a kitchen gadget called a Thermomix. We have an older model called a TM31 and we’ve been happy with it. … Continue reading Adventures in Garam Masala
We went to a local restaurant some time back and were served asparagus with our main meal. It was so tasty and after looking attentatively we came to the conclusion that it must have been roasted in the oven. We absolutely had to try it out for ourselves and now we are able to replicate … Continue reading An amazing way to cook Asparagus
We met some good friends today at Clumber Park and had a nice walk along the lake. It wasn’t as warm as we would have liked it to be, but the sun shone most of the time, and as long as we kept moving, we were fine. One of the hardest things to do was … Continue reading A day out in Clumber park
I’ve made my decision and I’m here to stay: for the foreseeable future anyway. I’ll have to post some interesting content of course and that is another challenge. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve changed templates and I will be doing so again I’m afraid. I realized that just showing photos was only interesting for a … Continue reading The suspense is over