Thursday, 22 April 2010

If you boil marmalade just a little beyond setting point, it becomes Oxford Dark Marmalade, ahem…

Well, that’s what it’s going to be labelled as. It has a lovely, deep, caramel orange flavour and is definitely set this time. For a second shot, I’m quite chuffed. I can feel a slice of toast and marmalade coming on for supper tonight!

I’ve been very productive in the kitchen today, in preparation for our Anniversary dinner tomorrow. Mulled pears with Roquefort dressing, followed by casseroled lamb with red wine and rosemary and crushed new potatoes with olive oil and parmesan, followed by Tiramisu (David’s rather partial so I’ll just have to force myself…). The Tiramisu is chilling, the pears are mulled and tomorrow I shall sous the vegetables for David to make the mains. Someone round here definitely drew the short straw, but we’d both rather cook ‘together’ than pay for a disappointing meal at a restaurant, (we appear to have much higher standards than most around here!) or, shudder to say it, a take-away, horrors!

Walking? Oh, there has been some. A couple of short walks with a combination of Angela, Louise and Lynne and a longer walk on Sunday with Angela and Jo, just to check if hoppy’s knee can go a little further than 6 miles. Apparently, it can, so we have a fifteen mile girly walk planned for Sunday. Hoppy’s knee may be fine, but I’m less fit than I was few months ago, (a little apathy having set in, oddly enough) so I may huff and puff my way around a little, but I’ve made bringing up the rear into a fine art, it’ll be fine!

Must dash, got to bolt down dinner before Ciara and I head off to Brownies. Now that was another daft idea.

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