I Love Not Camping ~ Days 5 and 6




Yesterday's lunch.
BLT with roquefort and no lettuce. In fact a BRT.


Yesterday's supper.
Fried goats' cheese. Easy to do -dunk discs of goats' cheese in beaten egg, roll in breadcrumbs and fry in olive oil until beginning to melt. 

I followed this lovely little supper with Shadowlands, in which Anthony Hopkins is superb.


My only nightie has been in this sorry state for over a year now. The holes have spread right down the back.
The time to make do has come to an end. 
I made a trip to M&S today where I found two pretty white nighties.
 Now I have come over all Jane Austen and I shall be watching Sense and Sensibility (for Alan Rickman rather than Hugh Grant) later this evening.



This evening's supper was probably the most delicious thing I have eaten during my not camping holiday.
Baked eggs with cream.

 Serves one.
Butter a small ovenproof dish.
Crack two eggs into it. Sprinkle over a little grated gruyère if you like -I do like- before finishing with a scattering of parsley and a few spoonfuls of cream.
Bake at 190°c (170°c fan oven) for 15-20 minutes.
The first time I made baked eggs I followed Elizabeth David's instructions and baked them for 4-5 minutes. 
Don't do this. They will not just be underdone; they will look exactly the same as they did when you cracked them into the dish. Not even warm.

You can of course jazz these eggs up with a little chopped ham, chopped tomato, cooked mushrooms, fried bacon. Tarragon or chives instead of parsley would be delicious.


Comments

  1. I love you not camping too.
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  2. I love your 'not camping' weeks and today's offering is particularly gorgeous, thanks.

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  3. Loving your new nighties - you are good as well making lovely meals just for you - when hubby on nights I only cook kid friendly meals for the boys and then a bowl of cereal for me - naughty, but feel I just cant be bothered yet I should really xx

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  4. this is actual therapy. relaxation by proxy. plus you made my favourite supper and enjoyed watching one of my top ten actors. Bliss!

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  5. Baked eggs - mmmm. Comfort food of the finest order. And your new nighties are lovely. I was looking at my holey t-shirt this morning and thinking I must make a little more effort, even if it is only for bedtime.

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  6. Oh, it does sound tough...but someone's got to do it!

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    1. I'm holding up well though!

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    2. Glad to hear it- keep soldiering on...

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  7. There's a bit of a melted cheese theme coming over here...

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  8. So pleased to have found another Alan Rickman fan - my children think I am very strange for liking him. I like Love Actually and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves particularly just because he is in them, and Sense and Sensibility, well! I could watch that again and again (and frequently do!).

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    1. And Die Hard -don't forget that one 'now I have a machine gun, ho, ho, ho'! He is at his most attractive in S&S though.

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    2. No, it's still the 'sheriff of Nottingham' that does it for me...

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  9. Glad it's not only me who lets my nightie reach that state!! Your new ones do look pretty. All your photos are beautiful and I love that little blue glass vase.

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  10. Sorry to bother you again but you dont have a link to your chicken & pumpkin korma - I've been browsing your blog and the pic looks lovely and thinking the kids would like it but googled for the recipe but cant find anything - many thanks xx

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    1. Ali, it's a long time since I made it and I can't remember exactly how I did it. I tend to make things up as I go. For the sauce I probably used Patak's korma paste, some of my vegetable hash (or chopped onion) some passata and a tin of coconut milk. The rest was leftover chicken, pumpkin and frozen peas. I always add frozen peas at the very last minute so they stay bright green. Hope that is of some help.

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  11. On the subject of perished pjs my Elle Macpherson ones have had it, but I think I'll take a look at those nighties. Something I wouldn't be ashamed to have under my pillow in a b+b would be nice.

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    1. Per Una at M&S Lucille.

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  12. I came over from Wisteria and Sunshine and fell in love at first sight with your beautiful weblog :-) These are such lovely photos.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, and welcome.

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  13. I have enjoyed your recipes this week - so appetising. Oh, could I ask if your little blue vase is a Bristol Blue one. I have been looking at their Small optic vase. The flowers look beautiful in it.

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    1. Yes, it is Bristol Blue. It came from Sarah Raven here

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    2. It was a birthday present -hadn't realised how expensive it was!

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  14. Oh yes, Alan and his boots! Very nice too Sue. Feeling the need for a little Austen myself though I have a tendency to want to smack Marianne on occasion. Probably shouldn't admit that online!

    Lovely food as ever and I very much like the new nighties. Mine are in a dire state and I feel a trip to the god that is M&S coming on very soon x

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    1. It's funny how we all seem to let our nightwear get into a bad state. Last on the list of priorities I suspect.

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  15. I found you from Lesley (Wisteria & Sunshine) also, but have been following for some time. Your *I Love Not Camping* holiday has given me many ideas for my *Hunting Widow* holiday fast approaching! Yippee!

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  16. Sue, you Not Camping reports get better and better.

    Thank you so much for the recipe ideas, and also for the smiles you bring with your down to earth descriptions of real life.

    Cheers, from another long time Alan Rickman fan. I first saw him on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereux years and years ago, well before any of those movie roles... Truly, Madly, Deeply and of course, HP's Snape.

    xo

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  17. I love your two rose pictures, that first one is so creamy and dreamy and the pale pink and white go so perfectly with your Jane Austen mood and those lovely white embroidered nighties!
    That blue vase is gorgeous with the roses and I like the way you've included a corner of the mirror in your composition!
    Scrummy food, as always! I love the look of it all! I'm trying to diet here before a trip next month and nothing is happening!!!
    I especially love Alan Rickman's voice! Miam!
    Aren't camping holidays for the family marvellous?!

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  18. I love everything about this post. Except goats cheese, I don't do goat.

    May have to splash out on the vase though (a get well present to myself?) because every single flower I've seen you put in it looks perfect.

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  19. Thanks Sue - yup that helps :-) x

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  20. Your week not camping always sounds like sheer bliss.

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  21. Those nighties are gorgeous and the food is delish.

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  22. It is strangely comforting to see that I am not the only one making do with nightwear that is past it's best! Your new purchases are so pretty, I'm sure Colonel Brandon would approve.

    Right I'm off to don my tatty PJs and sleep, perchance to dream of dishy Alan Rickman (it's the voice that clinches it!)

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    1. Oh, the voice, the voice.

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