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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Bott in the air...

I am trawling to the very deepest recesses of the fridge.  Two pots hove into view, one with three egg whites.  Now I ask you, what can you do with egg whites apart from pavlova?  Who in their right mind, having had a bellyful of dieting programmes on the television has the desire to knock up a hazelnut and raspberry pav?  My brain has been washed, think of the sugar, the cream: okay the rasps and nuts are diet positive, so at a push? I could get away with it?  Waste is my bete noire, best I get ‘cracking’, or probably not as the yolks were used last year!?!

The other pot contains weeks old very dead vegan baba ganoush.
When I think of the hours spent charring the aubergines, whizzing, crushing garlic etc., to make this magical concoction and then I only go and forget I’ve done it.  Frankly my dear it is blooming inexcusable, and the waste?

 I peer deep into the freezer and there covered with permafrost is a bag marked 
‘Mulled Plum with sugar added’.  Jars I have, so I dust off the antiquated Thermomix, as seen on all the best cooking shows.  I once sold one to Cilla Black (that is a tale for another day).  Between ‘French Lieutenant’s Woman’ wanderings on the beach crossed with the domestic goddess wearing cloak and sexy pinny, I started out on the chutney-kick afternoon.  All going swimmingly 
until pouring into the jars I spy wood!  Wood?
Well to be exact cinnamon bark, which since nearly a year gone, I had completely forgotten.  The Thermomix in its excitement chopped the cinnamon into kindling.  Now all jars will have to carry a government health 
warning... STOP! 
Splinters Ahead. 
Oh Bugger!



8 comments:

  1. I'm now feeling glad that I had the perfect excuse of being ill, so that stuff got chucked rather than turned into something else!

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    1. Nothing goes to wast here Sue. The chutney we have tried today for lunch and very nice it is too. The trouble with that is, we will have to eat it ourselves as I won’t feel able to put jars in the many food parcels I sent to friends.

      LX

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  2. That oh damn moment..and I bet it smelled good too. Never mind, more room in the freezer!

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    1. See above: I have taken the precaution of a reminder in the form of a warning on the jar. I resisted the temptation to accompany it with a skull and crossbones!

      LX

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  3. I don't cook, and you lost me at pavlova. Not to worry, I'll drop by again.

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    1. Meringue Joanne, egg whites and sugar whipped to fluff, baked until crisp-ish, then filled with cream and fruit. An easy pud to knock up and lots of people enjoy it, especially the homemade variety.

      LX

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  4. I have a dreadful phobia regarding food poisoning so I'm afraid I can be a bit wasteful of food at times. If I so much as suspect its 'too old' it goes in the bin. I do try hard to make sure I use stuff while well in date but accidents happen. I guess your chutney will be quite cinnamony then?! Enjoy it carefully. x

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    1. Oh dear! You really do need to get a grip Marksgran, cut yourself some slack on the dates.

      We tried some chutney with our lunch yesterday, it was fine. Obviously better in a few months when it will have matured, I have as a precaution put a note on the lid. And I obviously won’t give any away.

      LX

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