Best organic product? I think so

 

I would love to buy only organic as I think is has to be a better option, right?
However, usually I can taste very little difference and as the price is often prohibitive for me I only buy it when the price is as close to non-organic as possible…with one exception:

These are worth whatever they cost…currently 89p a tin

Here they are in action…


I’ve gone off penne and have fusilli in the wings so the next pasta dish will look different
although it will still have smoked paprika in it!

I hope you’re all enjoying coffee in aid of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning today.

 

 

 

 

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Cancelled chemo so butternut squash :o)

As yesterday’s chemotherapy was rescheduled the planned beans on toast was replaced with better fare…not that there’s much wrong with beans on toast when it’s what you fancy.

Breakfast was fruit salad (ripe peaches and plums from Waitrose…well worth the extra money as those ripen at home ones should be renamed “Take home and throw away when you miss the 15 minutes of ripeness before total melt down”) followed by toast and marmalade/Marmite. Lunch was salad filled salt and pepper bread from Tesco.

Dinner was scrumptious…

Here, being prepped. I’ve tossed potatoes and sweet potatoes in rapeseed oil, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and turmeric ready for roasting on the shelf below the butternut squash. The squash was roasted empty for about half an hour then filled with cooked quinoa which I had fried with mushrooms, spring onions, seasoning and Marmite and roasted for another ten minutes. I put very thin slices (I use a potato peeler) of cheddar over TB’s, which melted and browned rather wonderfully. All served with steamed broccoli and steamed leeks and onion gravy.

When roasted like this the quinoa gets a lovely crunchy crust.
It works especially well plonked on top of a portabella mushroom and whacked in the oven.

Waitrose Olive Ciabatta

Lunch yesterday was vegetable soup with Waitrose Olive Ciabatta.
This is different every time I make it as I chuck in whatever I have…although this time I forgot about the sweet potatoes cohabiting with the maris pipers in the potato bag. TB (my toyboy husband) said he didn’t find this particular one appetising to look at but did enjoy it. It did taste pretty darn amazing but I do see his point.

Dinner didn’t happen but we had supper. More Olive Ciabatta, toasted on the inside and filled with slices of grilled portabella mushroom, mixed leaves, chopped black olives, chopped capers and egg free mayo. It’s something I always like but somehow this time it was extra good. Maybe it was the novelty of sitting on the sofa watching “24” on DVD (eating away from the dining table is a rarity beyond rare in this house) or maybe it was the quality of the bread…or maybe the handsome young man sat beside me  ;o)