Saturday, May 23, 2009

A quiet Saturday.

A quiet day today. It was cool this morning. I think it felt chilly because there was a strong breeze. Good to get the washing dry, except for the showers that came through on and off all day. I decided it was time to clean out the kitchen in the shed. Long overdue but looks good now its done...another job ticked off the list.

I made two loaves of french bread this morning, using Crazy Mummas recipe. They turned out very well but not as crispy on the outside as I would have liked. One we ate with lunch with pea and ham soup and the other I have popped in the freezer. When I defrost it I will sprinkle it with water and pop it in the oven to warm up and crisp the crust.

The Gorgeous Boy dug some baby pink fir potatoes for dinner tonight. They are his favourite. We had them with fresh pan fried salmon with yogurt. dill and caper dressing and a side salad using mixed lettuce and rocket leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and a spring onion from the garden.

Last but not least, introducing Tiggy...who thinks that I am going to take him for a walk as I just said that magic word.


  1. Your bread looks so good. I am thinking you are one clever cookie Linda. I actually made a pea and ham soup yesterday and I bought a 'crunchy' loaf of pasta dura it go with it. Unfortunately the crunch was not there either. I think it definitely has been affected with the wet weather. I know a baker who complained to me saying that crunchy bread was not achievable in the wet. He's probably right.

  2. Hi Mariana. The pasta dura bread would have been lovely. I have googled a recipe for it but managed to forget to buy the semolina flour when I was down in town. Next time huh! Good bread is hard to come by in the local village so I rely on what I can make. The smell of home baked bread is almost as nice as eating it.