...yeah, so, I was passing W H Smith...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
These are tasty - the inside is peas, onions & potatoes with curry flavourings; the outside is just puff pastry. My puff pastry has butter in it, but it you were vegan, you might be able to get puff pastry made with margarine & make these vegan. You'd have to leave off the eggwash, too, of course...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
This is a childrens' book - it's the one my class is currently reading. There are a few bits of it which are probably a bit beyond their age, but the basic idea - the contrast (and interaction) between the two main characters in Addis Ababa, one incredibly poor, living in the slums and then sold into slavery and one very wealthy - is provoking a lot of discussion among the kids - most of whom have no real concept of poverty, even those who are pretty poorly off by London standards. I thought it very compelling read, with well-drawn characters, none of whom was black or white in their behaviour and choices, and would definitely recommend it for mature tweens and younger teens (and older, too).
Once again, I forgot to take a photo of my dinner until it was nearly gone, so the crusty crunchy pastry on top isn't as attractive as it usually is, but still, you get the general idea...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
A very enjoyable historical novel; a good start to the reading year, even if it has taken me a while to finish it (it's been busy here, but also, I have several books going at the same time at the moment for various reasons...)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
We have some variation on this a lot - it's quick, simple, tasty, healthy. This one had bamboo shoots and water chestnuts in it, as the online supermarket was out of sugar snap peas, which I really like in a stir fry.