When I could tear myself away from Merrily Watkins I managed to take a few pictures of what has been happening in my kitchen this week.
~ Saturday breakfast. Scotch pancakes with butter and golden syrup (8 oz self-raising flour, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 2 eggs and half a pint of milk).
~ Baked pork chops with rosemary, lemon and garlic.
~ I picked the whitecurrants which have done a lot better than my red and black currants. I used them all to make this cheesecake. It's very similar to this one For this version I whipped a 170ml carton of double cream and added a 250g tub of cream cheese, 75g sugar and the juice of half a lemon. I spread this creamy mixture over a base made out of 300g crushed digestives and 100g melted butter.
~ Baked salmon with a relish made of chopped sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, capers, lemon juice, basil and olive oil. Served with a salad made of equal quantities of cooked puy lentils and peas, dressed with chopped chives, lemon juice and olive oil (from Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater).
~ Plum and nectarine muffins. A single nectarine and a handful of plums were getting rather squashy. I chopped them up and added them to a basic muffin mixture with some cinnamon.
Tiny snail (not in my kitchen).