Tuesday 19 November 2013

Baking and making...

First of all, thank you so much, to all of you, for your kind comments and good wishes for DB. He appreciated your concerns very much. I haven't let him drive yet, just in case, if he went at the wheel, it might prove dire to him and anyone else in the car.

Had our first walk the other day and his BP was quite low when we got home so made him lie down, but he was fine. Bruise now turning yellow so on its way out! So far, his BP seems just a little higher so that is good but it always lingers at the back of your mind and I don't think I shall be able to relax for quite some time.

I removed his steri-strips this morning, healing nicely and beginning to itch. As you can see, mending well but going to have a nice scar if the scab is anything to go by!

 Next, welcome to my new Bloglovin follower, Sharon.

We are on our weekly walk tomorrow but have changed where we will be walking so there will be vehicle access if needed!

On a cool, late autumn morning, there is nothing I like more than being in the kitchen keeping warm.

The first thing on my list was to make some bread. This time I used 1/2 lb of strong wholemeal flour and 1 1/2 lb of strong white flour. I also added two handfuls of combined sunflower and pumpkin seeds and 1/2 cup of golden linseeds.

Here they are fresh from the oven:
Before they were put to rise in their tins, I snatched off 4 small bits to roll out for our lunch. Each was rolled out to around 7 or 8 inches, sprinkled with chilli seeds and a very small amount of finely grated cheese. Another flat was put on top and then the whole thing rolled again to seal.

They were dry fried in a large pan until cooked. We had one each (divided into 6 portions) plus 1/2 a pear and 1/2 an apple for our lunch. They look huge on this plate but were about a 6" circle.

I came across a forgotten bag of tomatillo's in the salad compartment of the fridge. A few were going off so it was time to turn them into a tomatillo sauce, portioned and frozen. I think the recipe is elsewhere on my blog, just search for tomatillo stew or something similar and you should find it.

For our American friends, we don't have easy access to canned tomatillo's over here, so it is grow them yourselves or go without!

Anyway, once grilled, they were mixed with chilli, lime juice and garlic and left in a pan to cool off.
Once cool they were liquidized and frozen in bags containing 3 cups worth. I managed to get two so not bad.


  1. Oh my goodness! I'm just catching up on my blogs and had no idea of the excitement you've had-so glad DB is on the mend!

  2. Oh my goodness what a terrible time you have both had, I'm so glad to hear your hubby is well on the mend and feeling like going for a walk. Even with your medical knowledge it must have been pretty worrying for you.

    Food looks delicious as always.
    Take care both of you x

    1. Thank you Karen. Yes it was a bit of a shock, could certainly feel my hands shaking and the old heart pounding.

  3. Glad he's on the mend, it must still be a worrying time for you both, and it still looks sore.

    1. It is the not knowing if it will happen again that takes its toll. Even today on our walk, our walking companion seemed a little on edge, just in case!

  4. There is nothing nicer than your own baked bread, is there?
    We started a couple of years back and have never looked back!


    1. Us neither. We bake two loaves every week. Hoping to start some sour dough starter soon.


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