Friday, 20 May 2011

courgette bacon wraps and roasted rhubarb

as you read this i'm probably sat in a car driving down the west coast of france! yippee for scheduled posting :) 

i'll be tweeting and twitpic-ing this week when i'm on holiday, to test out the usefulness of the iphone wifi whilst abroad in preparation for australia, and obviously to give you guys a sneak peek of what i'm eating (i can't wait to go to the supermarche!!) and doing (we're going to puy du fou - i'm so excited!), before i get back and share it with you all...

so, before i show you all my latest tasty treats, i wanted to give you the recipe for coconut porridge, that i posted about on wednesday. it passed the yummy test to get into my new cookbook, but as wonderful blog readers, you get to see it before it's in print! here goes...

coconut porridge - serves 2

2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp ground almonds
1 Tbsp ground golden flaxseeds
pinch salt
  1. heat the milk in a small saucepan until warm.
  2. stir in the coconut, vanilla, almonds and flaxseeds.
  3. heat until creamy and thick.
  4. serve warm with a sprinkle of dried cranberries, almonds and a spoonful of pear puree

i hope you like it - let me know what you think!

now onto my latest eats:

♥ homegrown purple sprouting broccoli with celery and tomato salad and courgette bacon wraps - simple and satisfying. especially wonderful eaten out in the summerhouse on a nice sunny day!


♥ blueberries and cream. yummy, yummy, yummy.


♥ prawns, homegrown asparagus, macaroni bake and celery tomato salad (and lots of mayonnaise - i'm addicted!)


♥ roasted homegrown rhubarb with a little honey and homemade yogurt


that's a lot of homegrown and homemade, huh? one year ago i never would have dreamed that our new allotment would feed us so well, or that i'd love gardening and growing as much as i do :) or that i'd ever be persuaded to make my own yogurt after some serious easiyo disasters.

currently watching: catch up tv - glee and being erica in particular - love those shows.