Isle of Wight weekend

Saturday evening we spent some time with a friend on her boat. The sailing season has started so the marina was full.

A late supper at home of cod in parsley sauce and grilled tomatoes.

A visit to Godshill and the Model Village

Followed by a Sunday Carvery lunch of roast turkey, yorkshire pudding, and vegetables

So a much lighter supper of vegetable soup and fresh melon.

I bought this beautiful fossil at the gem shop in Godshill

It is an Otodus tooth, which is an extinct shark from the Paleocene-Miocene periods.

 

Spring Supper

This was what we woke up to at 6 am this morning.

A sunny, but chilly day. So a light but nourishing spring supper was the order of the day. Minestrone, with crusty bread and butter, followed by grapes and cheese.

We also found some leftover Christmas crackers that we enjoyed pulling and reading the jokes.

Cheese and fruit

Followed by tea, chocolate and marzipan and prune biscuits.

Then candles out.

Salt, Sugar and Fat – The Life Scientific interview.

This was a fascinating interview on BBC Radio 4 with the eminent Professor Graham MacGregor and Dr Jim Al-Khalili. Professor MacGregor is an expert on salt in the diet, and has alot to say about salt, the requirements in our diets and the Food Industry. You can listen on BBC radio 4 catchup here. Also some interesting comments about rehydration and water. This is a UK-based programme, and I think it is accessible outside the UK.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n2ltq

 

 

 

Easter Monday eats

Quick and easy breakfast burritos.

Just wholemeal tortilla wrap,lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and scrambled eggs with dried chilli flakes. This kept us so full that we ended up skipping lunch.

Mushroom open tart with rosemary garlic sauteed potatos, cucumbers and tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad. The mushroom tart was made by gently frying sliced mushrooms in butter. When they were cooked down I added a splash of red wine and a crumbled vegetable stock. I rolled out ready-bought puff pastry topped with the mushroom mix and baked in a hot oven for 20 minutes.

Baby-Gusto and I had a busy day. First we raided all our local charity shops for clothes and costume jewellery for his dressing up and play chests. Then we finished planting our tomato plants and pepper plants. It was a sunny lovely day.