• Try Something New - Week 27

    Monday

    Another week, another type of flatbread. This time tortillas from a recipe book I’ve owned for years. What’s great about these is that they only need 15 minutes of resting time, meaning that they have potential as a last-minute flatbread option. I do, however, need to work on my ‘rolling things into a circle’ technique.

    Friday

    On Friday, I had a lovely trip to Glyndbourne gardens with a friend. I’ve been to Glyndebourne once before, to see Madama Butterfly in October 2016. As it was October, there wasn’t a lot going on in the gardens themselves. So this was the first time I’d had an opportunity to have a proper wander around, and to sample one of their afternoon teas.

    Saturday

    I’ve been making my own granola for quite some time now. Having had successes with lots of the “how to cook the perfect” recipes, I thought I’d give the granola recipe a try. It was an easy to follow recipe, and the addition of the egg white really does make it clump together a bit more. I’ve nibbled on bits of the finished granola, and it seems to have a good flavour and consistency. I’ll find out more next week when I eat it as my breakfast.

    I also tried out another recipe from the National Trust book of scones. This time the cherry and almond scones. Which I had with clotted cream and raspberry jam - aiming for a Cherry Bakewell vibe. I didn’t get much almond flavour from the scone - the ‘couple of drops’ of almond essence might be a bit too light for me - but I very much enjoyed the texture of the flaked almonds on the top. It is a good recipe worth repeating, but probably with a little more almond essence in it next time.

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  • Blue sky grasses

    Taken during my time in the Glyndebourne Gardens


  • Glyndbourne Gardens

    A friend had tickets to go to the opera at Glyndebourne this summer. That’s unable to happen because of the current situation. Instead, Glyndebourne have opened their gardens up, and, as a ticket holder, she got an invite. She asked me to go with her. There were quite a few people around, but they’d staggered the arrival times, so there weren’t any queues. They’d even made the parking socially-distanced.

    It was a sunny day. My friend’s husband had paid for us to have an afternoon tea. So we had a lovely time walking around the beautiful garden enjoying the peace and tranquillity and tucking into our hamper. An opportunity to relax and unwind and temporarily, at least, forget about the ‘current situation’.


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