Monday, 7 June 2010

Good food........

Take our home grown goodies....
Good food is what most of us are aiming for, and when you have the pleasure of growing it yourself it makes it all the more enjoyable.
Recently, as listed in my sidebar, I read the book Jamie at Home, by Jamie Oliver and enjoyed it SO much I got myself the Dvd set of the television series. It's lovely to watch, relaxing and inspiring, all the things the book is and more.
One recipe that stood out for me was the Courgette Carbonara, and with my Courgette plants giving us at least 4 fruits a day I had to find a way of making different things with them.

...add a few tasty shop bought ones.....(yes, I do sometimes make my own garlic bread but not this time) I can honestly say that this recipe is brilliant, tasty, quick and so simple to do. Get all your ingredients to hand before you start and then just go with the flow. Eaten with lovely Mozerella Garlic Bread it is a filling and satisfying meal, topped off with a glass of white wine and a dish of strawberries, meringue and cream it is a feast fit for a smallholder.

....and you have a wonderful supper!

(This picture courtesy of Jamie Oliver)
The recipe leaves you with at least two egg whites, so it would be a crime not to make meringues to go with your pudding. Mine are this colour because I used Vanilla Sugar.....yummy!!
We tried this out for the first time last week and have already eaten it three times!! It's THAT good.
If you give a go, let me know what you think.
Now I'm off to 'Gok' my wardrobe. Last weeks 'victim' had 5oo items of clothing that she rarely wore and Gok got her down to 24. Now I don't think for a moment I can be that radical, but I'm gonna give it a go.
They say ('they' being the experts I assume), that we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time, so do I really need so much stuff, I think not. What I sort out will be off to the car boot sale next week, the money made being used to buy myself just a couple of new items, what doesn't sell first time out will be going to the charity shop to benefit someone else. It's a win win situation.
I'm loving all this de-cluttering by the way, everytime we do a car boot sale we come home with a lot less stuff, and when I see the space around the house I feel lighter in both mood and mind. I think I am the sort of person who needs to travel this road lightly. And if our new plans for the future pan out, I think it's a good job!!
Sue xx


  1. Oh, I can't wait for our zucchini ... ours are still in the wee plant stage. Funny thing though, I'll wait and wait for them with great anticipation then SUDDENLY they will arrive ... and keep arriving ... and I will have way too many! Jamie's recipe sounds delicious. I'll definitely have to remember to give it a go it in a month or so.

  2. The Jamie book is very good, and each recipe I've tried has worked out wonderfully, but haven't tried that one yet. Will let you know how it goes.
    New life? Again? Can't wait to hear all about it.
    P xx

  3. I like the DVDs too I like to have them on if I'm ironing- nice and relaxing. The carbonara is gorgeous- still waiting for my late sewn courgettes.
    I'm not sure I have enough clothes to Gok my wardrobe??

  4. I have a million corgette plants so maybe I'll need to investigate this recipe soon!
    I decluttered my wardrobe last year and it felt marvellous!! Good luck and be brutal, its worth it in the end.


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