'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.'*
The rain has been 'so penetrating' today that I have been unable to take my walk. It is showing no sign of stopping. A shame because I have established a walking habit managing to get my 10 000 steps in every day and feeling great as a result. I was going to show you the honeysuckle that is flowering in the hedgerows making my walks very fragrant.
Never mind I have food to show you instead.
Below is a salad of feta cheese, broad beans, soya beans and peas with a minty dressing.
This is a chicken cashew lettuce wrap with added mushrooms.
Particularly good with crunchy romaine lettuce.
Next we have Chocolate Orange loaf cake from Nigella Lawson's Kitchen. This cake was so good I made three. It has a fabulous texture, damp but light and incredibly moreish. I think it was better than the Devil's Food Cake I made last week.
Strawberry ice cream.
A bit improvised this one. A pound of sliced strawberries, about 12 oz sugar, 8 fl oz double cream and the same of yogurt all blended in the food processor. I poured it into my ice cream maker and churned it until firmish and then put it in the freezer. I had to do it in two batches, luckily I have a spare bowl for my machine but you could easily make half this quantity.
This is a lunchbox salad I made this morning for the next few days' lunches.
Risoni pasta, lentils, crisp bacon, tomatoes and cucumber with a pesto-like dressing made from sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, garlic, basil and olive oil.
For lunch today I made smoked salmon paté. I used smoked salmon trimmings (about 100g), half a tub of cream cheese (150g), a dollop of yogurt, some lemon juice and black pepper.
Lovely on oatcakes.
Let's hope the weather is better tomorrow.
* The opening line of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, but you knew that :o)