Monday 13 February 2023

Still Feeling Fairly Productive

Hi there everyone šŸ˜€

It didn’t feel like there was much to report his week so I thought I’d have a look through my phone camera reel and see what I’d thought was worthy of photographing.

There were a fair amount of food photos. We have bought a couple of new cook books recently and we seem to be cooking quite a fair few bits and pieces from them …
From The Batch Lady there has been baking … with her speculoos tray bake, which was absolutely delicious … I have already repurchased the ingredients to bake this again …
… and the banana and raisin oaty bars … which were not as nice as the first bake but still ok …
I cut up both and froze them and they have lasted us a fair while, just taking taking out a couple of pieces as and when we’ve wanted them.

These tinned salmon enchiladas are also from The Batch Lady’s book and were scrummy, though if I did them again I think I would use half the quantity of black beans …
This creamy garlic salmon was from the Pinch of Nom book and we will definitely be doing these again … the parmentier potatoes were an air fryer experiment which worked out just fine …
We have been going great guns with the instant pot. I pressure cooked a full bag of potatoes in five minutes which gave us enough mash for a fish pie and three small cheese, leek and potato pies for the feeezer …
We’ve also done a couple of pasta dishes which have worked really well …
This next recipe was one I found through the Internet a Korean Chicken Gochujang Curry. It was an instant pot recipe but we ended doing it on the hob and it was absolutely delicious. The flavours were unlike anything we’ve ever cooked before. We will definitely be having it again …
As well as all the food I did take a couple of pictures of a pretty impressive sunset … though I don’t think I really did it justice …
… and I have done the tiniest bit of crafting in turning my Christmas cards into tags for next year …
Other than that there’s been swimming … I’m now up to 30 lengths … food bank, a couple of garden tidying sessions, my first visit back into school as a governor since before Covid and lots of on line dress hunting … for Rachel and Tom’s wedding in the summer. I may even have found something …
Coming up we are actually getting quotes for new windows on the front of the house, monitoring the leak from our chimney, more swimming, more gardening, a hair appointment, lunch with a friend and a day out somewhere with Bobby over half term. 
We are still feeling quite productive and ‘on top of things’ at the moment … it will be interesting to see how long it lasts once our lodge park opens up again and we can be heading back over to Wales šŸ“󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳ó æ 

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8 comments:

  1. Definitely busy & good on you for trying new recipes. I seem to be sticking with old ones lately & easy. Love the Xmas tags & hope the rest of Feb goes well. Take care & hugs.

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    1. We do tend to try lots of different things though we definitely do have some favourite repeats šŸ˜€

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  2. Wow, I'm impressed. You have been busy. Just the thing for this end-of-winter month. I love the snowdrop pictures. Did you use the Macro setting? I've found my flower pics work better without, but perhaps I'm taking the pics from too far away. Perhaps it only works for real close-ups. x

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    1. For the snowdrops I think I used the portrait setting which gives a bit of depth of field. I haven’t found the macro setting yet but will definitely have a look. Sometimes it focuses better if not to close but zooming in. X

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  3. Haven't tried the grid yet - but hoping to do so!

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  4. Thanks so much for all your help with the phone camera. x

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