Category Archives: Cookery

Christmas

A very quiet Christmas.  The quietest and possibly loneliest for years, despite having Christmas morning breakfast with my new colleagues and neighbours.  But remarkably free of depression and negativity.  Perhaps because I feel I am where I want to be, and I … Continue reading

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Sushi

This week, I had my first food complaint in years.  A dear little old lady who is quite a well-known character here in Katanning called me to complain that she ate some sushi which tasted like petrol, burned her mouth and throat … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Nosh

I love black pudding.  I have not seen any for years.  I was thinking of the delicious Irish Breakfast I had in Ballyvaughan so long ago, and pining for a taste of black pudding.  The local butcher undertook to get some in, … Continue reading

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Zest

Usually I am not interested in sweet foods.  I rarely eat cake or biscuits, or have a dessert. In fact I would eschew dessert in favour of a second helping of prawns or potato any time.   So it is … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

Something is wrong. The black dog has me by the knee and is worrying me sore.  I had hoped for some good news this week, and I have had no word.  Val pointed out that no news is good news.  The … Continue reading

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Like a One-Armed Sausage Maker

This weekend I made my second batch of sausages.  They turned out better than the first batch did.  Very tasty.  However, the texture is still not quite right.  I have concluded that breadcrumbs are not the best ingredient, no matter … Continue reading

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Lost Weekend Yet Again

The weather has been dull and cool. I have been disinclined to do anything much.  I have already reported that I optioned out of a ride this weekend.   Nothing much has filled the gap.  The housework remains neglected except … Continue reading

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A Truffle Shared is a Truffle Halved.

Yesterday, all my truffles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Truffle oil.  Who would have thought that a few drops could make such a difference to a dish? I made mashed potatoes and artichoke … Continue reading

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Dad Jokes

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Lazy Sunday

It is 44 degrees outside in the shade of my carport.  A mere 34 inside  on the shady side of the house. There is not a cloud in the sky. My parsley, mint and coriander, growing out in the sun, … Continue reading

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