Posh puds, what to cook with no hob and getting to grips with Pinterest

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Posh puds, what to cook with no hob and getting to grips with Pinterest

Faggots

I’m afraid I can’t tell you how to make this delectable pudding, called Our Currant Tart. Three friends and I have taken to trying different restaurants, and this week, we were on a mission to go somewhere that did lovely vegetarian food and we went to Terre a Terre in Brighton. Mmmmmmmmm, yummy yummy.

This was my main course, a rosti called by the rather extravagant name of Bonbon Beets and Bigarade. Not cheap, at ALL, but a lovely experience. Yummy food and the friendliest most smiley waiter I have ever had the pleasure of being served by.

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It’s possible that I may not have a hob available tomorrow, so I have been looking at what to prepare for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is fine, as it won’t be disconnected by then.

It was much like when the power goes out. Oh, I’ll do X, oh no, can’t do that, ok then, I’ll do Y, oh no, can’t do that either. After a few minutes thought, I came up with a couple of things, but the exercise brought home to me just how often I use the hob, especially for the simpler/quicker things, which is what I am doing a lot of at the moment due to the chaos in the kitchen.

 

For dinner this evening, I did a Green Thai Chicken Curry, and there is enough left over of that for a portion, maybe one and a half which could be heated up in the microwave for lunch tomorrow.

imageI enjoyed a black olive, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich for lunch earlier this week, and there are more black olives to be used up. I may have another one of those with some preserved lemons fine chopped into the soft cheese.

 

 

Having my lovely new larder (love it, love it) is making it very easy to see what I have, and to make plans to use things up. Even though I went on a fruitless search for the sieve today in order to sieve some puy lentils for my lunchtime sandwich. I had to scoop them out with a spoon and drain them on the side of the pan, effective, but awkward.

 

I have been getting to grips with Pinterest over the last few days, it’s still very new to me and I’ve called the board, what else, but Thrifty Lesley. I’ll be adding things to it over time, and hope that it will add another level of interest to the blog. I tried to get a Pinterest icon for the sidebar, but haven’t worked out how to do it properly yet. I’ll get there eventually.

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