Flowers from my garden
Crustless Pizza from Kitchen by Nigella Lawson.
Not really a pizza. More of a flat Yorkshire pudding with cheese. But none the worse for that.
To make one 8 inch pizza (which I don't recommend if you have a family to feed, I made two) you beat together an egg, 100g of plain flour and a little salt with 250ml of milk.
Throw in a handful of grated cheese, pour into a greased pie plate or oven proof dish and bake at 200°c for 30 mins.
Then pull it out of the oven add some pepperoni/chorizo/ham/ tomato slices and some more cheese and pop it back in the oven for a few more minutes.
Next time I might add some sweetcorn to the batter, or stir in a little pesto. Bacon is another possibility
We ate ours with watercress salad and sliced tomatoes.
I will be making this again often but next time I will triple the recipe (remember I have teenage boys) and bake it in a lasagne dish.
Edit: This idea didn't work -much too doughy. Best to make several small ones.
Frugal, easy, versatile and I always have flour, milk, eggs and cheese to hand.
I spent yesterday afternoon duck hunting.
A mother duck and her ducklings had turned up in our neighbour's garden. He had managed to catch the mother and some of the ducklings and take them up the road to a little pond. But three of the ducklings had escaped into our garden.
At one point it looked like I was going to catch them all in my laundry basket but it wasn't to be.
I caught two. My daughter and I took them up to the pond where there was a very touching reunion between mother and babies.
Unfortunately we couldn't find the third.
We fear it was caught by Elvis, a deeply unpleasant cat belonging to one of our neighbours.
My daughter wanted to call it Dorothy Duck.
She did not approve of my suggestion of Crispy Duck.