Meet my new friend - sits quietly, no muck or mess and certainly no feeding!
It was whilst I was having a random moment, I thought I'd conjure up this little miss. Pleased with the result, I thought I'd add her to my website, although I'm tempted to keep her....
Whilst being on the random setting this week, I thought I'd make some of this -
Piccalilli! Probably a bit like Marmite - you either love it or hate it. We only tend to have it at Christmas and whilst watching River Cottage last week, and seeing how easy it was, I thought I'd give it a go.
I used cucumber, radishes, cauliflower and french beans. You have to soak them in salted water for 24 hrs, then boil the veg in sugar, distilled vinegar and ginger for 5 mins. Add mustard powder, flour and cumin a little while later, you have your Piccalilli.
Extremely easy, but the downside is that we've got to wait 3 months for it to mature. I think Christmas will be fine!
Still having empty shelves in my new 'larder' I made some very easy orange and ginger marmalade with regular oranges, sugar and crystallised ginger - scrummy.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you do!