Thursday, 26 June 2014

Why I haven't blogged for a while and why the cereal bar aisle at the supermarket makes me stabby

Q - Why haven't I blogged in a while?
A - I'm lazy.

Q - Why does the cereal bar aisle make at the supermarket make me stabby?
A - Honey. FORKING HONEY!!  Why. Why Why WHY WHY why does every feckin cereal bar that is magically free from dairy or eggs have honey in?

Ok so now that that's out the way... how the devil are you all?  I thought I should post as it's been forever. But because it's been so long I have a crap tonne of pics on my phone, most of which are not really anything of note. So I'll just post a couple of fun ones.

Starting with afternoon tea at Terre a Terre.  Jojo and I and her husband Nick and friend Tabitha went there t'other weekend for Jojo's belated birthday celebration. And needless to say it was epic.

Check this shit out....

The menu. Obviously Jojo and I went for the one with Prosecco!

3 tiers of rad

The Savoury Tier
It had a seaweed cracker, which is basically like a prawn cracker, with fancy tomatoes on. Then sesame hoisin tofu with some fancy veggie sandwiched in the middle. Jojo knew what it's called but I've forgotten. The one at the back I'm struggling to remember exactly what it was, but it was potato based and delicious. All 3 things were amazing.

The Middle Tier
This had 2 mini churros, 2 little cakes (an almondy fruit one and one with chocolate in the middle) and a piece of chocolate brownie. It also had a pistachio cracker and some cherries. All of this was insanely good.

The Top Tier - The Scones
YES! Perfect scones, yummy creamy stuff and jam. Triple WIN!

For £18 ish, including a glass of prosecco, I think this was totally worth it. Everything was delicious, it looked amazing and it was the right amount of food.

OK so onwards.

Last weekend we had some nice weather and because it's meant to piss down for oh I dunno, the rest of summer probably... we made the most of it with a barbecue.

Wait, COME BACK!!  I KNOW YOU'RE BORED OF MY BARBECUE POSTS.... But we changed it up a bit.  Just a bit though, don't get too excited!

I made a yummy salad with some fancy yellow and red tomatoes, an avocado and some chilli and lime. Kind of like guac but without the mushing (and the coriander!).

Garlic bread of course. I added extra nooch!

Sweet potatoes that I roasted in olive oil with a bit of chilli and sea salt.

a crappy blurry pic of my plate, that's a Vegusto wiener (hehe) and a no cluck cutlet from Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day (this is fussier than I usually like to deal with for seitan, but so totally worth it, they rock socks!)

Homemade lemonade - there's a recipe for this below if you want it. You know you want it!

And baked mini donuts, because I bought a tin. I just veganised the recipe on the tin box by changing out the dairy for the usual stuff, using flax seeds + water for the eggs and adding a bit of extra bicarb. It was nothing life changing, but nice. I reckon I could do better. The glaze was just soymilk and icing sugar, that I heated and whisked then added strawberry flavour and some (apparently really crap!) red food colouring too. And sprinklez. YEAH sprinklez... ok I've had too much sugar.

Lemonade Recipe
6 Lemons (plus an extra one and a lime if you want to put some slices in the jug and be fancy like me)
1 cup sugar
Water water water
Ice ice baby

Method
Peel as much of the skin off the lemons as you can be arsed to, with a potato peeler, taking care to get as little of the bitter white crap as possible. Put in a pan with sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.  Turn the heat down a bit but it should still be bubbling, let it go for 5 minutes.

Pour into a jug and leave to cool completely.

Squeeze the juice from the lemons then strain it and the syrup into a jug and add ice, lemon & lime slices if you're fancy and top it up with water. Just add it until you are happy with the taste, I added about 1.5 litres / 6 cups.

Easy and everyone will woo and coo at you like you're some sort of domestic goddess because you made your own lemonade. Until you trip over and fall on your face with a plate of food in your hand. Not that that happened, just sayin.

Have an ace weekend.

Laterz
xXx


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9 comments:

  1. Those mini donuts are so cute!
    I was just catching up on blogs and read jojo's too and now I'm starving!
    haha

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    1. Yeah I'm always starving after reading Jojo's blog too! :o)

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  2. That all looks amazing!

    Tell me about this noochy garlic bread!

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    1. Basically I cut a par-baked ciabatta in 2 halves, then spread it very generously with a mixture of margarine, garlic powder, oregano and loadsa nooch. Then sandwich it together and bake it for as long as it tells you on the pack and that's about it. Easy but good!

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  3. Hi, I've been waiting ages for you to post. I found you via jo jo's blog. I think you're posts are hilaire. I've been right back to the beginning! I was building up the courage to email you and let you know you have a brand new fan and so you should post soon... And your post is up! Glad you made time to post and entertain me :)

    Chan

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    1. ah thanks so much. glad you enjoyed! x

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  4. Hi, I've been waiting ages for you to post. I found you via jo jo's blog. I think you're posts are hilaire. I've been right back to the beginning! I was building up the courage to email you and let you know you have a brand new fan and so you should post soon... And your post is up! Glad you made time to post and entertain me :)

    Chan


    Just in case you get like ten of the same messages forgive me for ruining your post I've never posted on a blog in my life (n finding it difficult.) I know, I know...

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  5. Lolol I'm exactly the same with #1 and #2 :) I cannot wait to go to Terre a Terre and have that tea. Looks amazing! I'm also jealous that you have a donut tin.

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  6. Gah, that afternoon tea was so good. I wanna go and eat it again asap! We need to find an excuse!

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