Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Welcome to my new follower Stef.

Our walk this week took us to and around the area of Barton Bendish. Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera so no photographs. Due to that, I see no point in explaining it. Suffice to say, it was cold, grey, depressing, wet underfoot, you get the general idea!
We think we may well go back later in the year when the sun is out, the fields will be more interesting and hopefully, it will be dry underfoot.

Popped out to do a quick top me up of fresh vegetables and one or two other items. Although the temperature was 2 Celsius, the wind was gradually picking up and it was penetratingly cold. We were both glad to get home. 
Also bought some bricks to build a partially aerated floor under the compost bins in an effort to keep the rat out. No sign of it has been seen since we dealt with it, but we don't want to tempt fate. The job however, will have to wait for a warmer day. By the time DB had unloaded the bricks his hands were blue (and he was wearing thick gloves).

I'm trialling a new recipe today from The Iowa Housewife, the link to which can be found here

Herewith some photographs of them being made: We tried half of one each after they were cooked and they were very nice. As plain flour is used rather than strong bread flour. I don't expect them to last too long but who knows.

Tea tonight will primarily be a root vegetable curry. Certain vegetables in the fridge are going soft and need to be used up. Bet you'll all be glad to see the back of my depressing liver risotto picture but it was lovely, honest.


  1. I wonder if you could freeze the bread rolls.They certainly look tasty.
    Like the sound of the root veg curry.I keep thinking maybe we should try introducing more veggie meals.

    1. Don't see why not Anne, bread is bread I reckon. The curry was lovely. Made with butternut squash, onion, pepper, swede, carrots and chickpeas. Made enough for 2 meals each plus 1 each to freeze.

  2. I doubt you would ever find out just how long they would last for, warm homemade bread buns seem to just vanish into thin air before there is any danger of them going stale.

    I've copied out the recipe (thank you for the link) and I'll be giving these a go, it looks so simple.

    Sue xx

    1. Sue I adapted the recipe. I used 1/2 teaspoon of salt only and just 1 teaspoon sugar rather than the 2 tablespoons as I wanted them to be like bread rather than cakes!

  3. Weather has been grim here today, snow, then rain and howling wind. Your curry sounds lovely, perfect to warm you up when it's cold and miserable.

  4. It was lovely and warming particularly as I added a half teaspoon of harissa paste. That certainly turned up the heat!


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