Tuesday, 18 October 2011

What to eat this week

Started the weekend by making Quark Pastry (from my Nordic Bakery cookbook) and making Jam Pinwheel Pastries. Very yummy.

SATURDAY:
Spouffle - quick easy and very delicious

SUNDAY:
Mushroom & Stilton Pie with Potato & Celeriac Mash and Broccoli

MONDAY:
Moussaka

TUESDAY:
Orecchiette with Broccoli, Chilli & Pine Nuts

WEDNESDAY:
Spaghetti & Meatballs

THURSDAY:
Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

FRIDAY:
Chicken & Mushroom Pie and Veg (lets see what comes in the box)

For Fluffrick's lunch this week I made "Mexican Tomato & Bean Soup" from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's new book.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

What to eat this week

So we are already half way through the week, but I want to keep a record of what we are eating.

SATURDAY:
Cauliflower Cheese

SUNDAY:
Country Chicken Casserole with Dumplings

MONDAY:
Vegetable Fajitas

TUESDAY:
Trout, Potatoes, Broccoli and Dill cream sauce

WEDNESDAY:
Stuffed Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and Walnut

THURSDAY:
Turkey Lasagne and vegetable

FRIDAY:
Chicken and Mushroom Risotto - we should have had this last Friday, but I've had a cold, so we had Chinese Take Out instead

For Fluffrick's Lunch this week I made him Five Root Soup a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Special, I was going to make some bread from my new Nordic Bakery book, but I haven't felt up to it, I hate having a cold.

A Day Out in Bradford - or the dangers of letting me loose in a fabric shop

Last Wednesday (yes, I know a whole week ago) Fluffrick and I had a day out in Bradford. It may not leap to the front of everyone's mind as a day trip destination, but it was a grand day out, which my love wrote a post about over on his blog.

As well as the cultural stuff at Salts Mill and The National Media Museum, I was indulged by going to the lovely fabric shop "The Shuttle". Despite the fact that I really do not need any more fabric, I came away with the following lovely things.


From Top to Bottom:

Sage Green Irish Linen - £1 a meter - 3 meters
Mint Green Baby Cord - £2 a meter - 2 meters
Brown with a blue Stripe Linen Mix - £2 a meter - 3 meters
Golden Irish Linen - £1 a meter - 3 meters
Lilac Baby Cord - £1 a meter - 1.1 meters
Navy Jumbo Cord - £3 a meter - 2.5 meters

They have wonderful shelves in the back with discounted fabric, I could not resist. I already know what I want to do with half the fabric, the Green Baby Cord is going to be another "Boden" inspired dress for me. The brown stripe and Navy Jumbo Cord and both going to be trousers for Fluffrick. When I pull my finger out and actually make theses things I will post pictures here, Fluffrick will be so happy to model again.

In addition to the David Hockney gallery at Salts Mill, there is a great Cafe on the top floor and a wonderful bookshop on the second floor. I do love a good bookshop. I know it is far cheaper to buy books on-line, but there is nothing quite like browsing round a well laid out bookshop and I came away with this little treasure.

There are lots of lovely breads, biscuits and sweet things to try, it should be fun.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

What to eat this week

SUNDAY:
Moussaka

MONDAY:
Pumpkin & Prawn Curry with Naan Bread

TUESDAY:
Roasted Squash Falafel, Cous Cous and Halloumi

WEDNESDAY:
Twice Baked Potatoes

THURSDAY:
Pizza

FRIDAY:
Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

As I am a cooking from scratch sort of girl, this week's menu is dependent on me not be totally shattered. Fluffrick is on holiday this week and we have plans to tile the hall floor. It's about time too, as the tiles have been hanging around for ten months patiently waiting to be put into service. I just can say I'm looking forward to trying to tile a floor that is in constant use. We may just end up having Scrambled Eggs or Cheese on Toast all week.

Dr Who?


I have no qualms about saying that I am a huge Sci-fi geek, how could I not be when I share my birthday with Gene Roddenberry. I am also a major league Steven Moffat fan, having watched him from the very beginning. Technically I should have been too old for "Press Gang", but that didn't stop me watching and loving it. So to say that I love the Steven Moffat iteration of "Dr Who" would be an understatement.

Last night saw the season finale of "Dr Who", and many questions answered, but oh so many more asked. How am I going to last until next autumn for the next season of Who? At least there is the Christmas Special to look forward to, I am counting the days.

But there is one little thing filling the sci-fi void that Dr Who has left and that is the network premier of JJ Abrams "Star Trek". It doesn't matter that we have the film on DVD, that we wnet to see it three times at the cinema, including once in IMAX.I will still be watching it on Channel 4 tonight.


Who would have thought that two science fiction shows created in the 1960's would still be going strong and entertaining audiences over forty years later. Personally I think that's just brilliant.
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