The Sicilian cooking went OK. The pork and pasta was disappointing - maybe cos I had no penne so I used the bows. It was tasty enough the first day but the mint flavour didn't last and I was fed up of it by Friday. It isn't the most attractive dish ever, either:
The aubergine capanata I'd had before. It was why I wanted to try Sicilain - it was as good as expected and the taste lasted well too. This version had pear and sugar in - the pear was a good addition but I don't think I'll put sugar in next time:
This week is Japanese:
Chicken and egg rice bowl and peas with ginger was today's and it was tasty:
I'm going to do smaller portions this week, cos fresh cooked is tastier, even if it is more faff. So to come is
- Okinawan slow cooked pork , beans with sesame dressing and miso ramen
- crab, cucumber and wakame salad and carrots cooked in dashi
- simmered chicken meatballs and wakatake
- miso soup with carrots and mushroom and cucumber and shitake salad
It was my first trip back to Beeston in Bloom on Saturday. There weren't many there but it was very pleasant company
We got the long borders tidied up:
And the other thing I wanted to say more about was the sewing.
The cover is gorgeous and is done in chain which is where the tambour hook comes in.