It's been a while since my last post. I've been busy painting, decorating and the likes. In the last couple of weeks, we've painted our kitchen, sitting room and spare room. Really happy with the results. It makes the place so much more comfortable. I'll post some photos up when I've tidied the place. I'm sorting out my messy wardrobe at the moment and, as a result, every other room has become my temporary clothes storage area. I plan to hit eBay with some of the articles of clothing that resulted in a messy, bulging wardrobe (with broken hinges).
I've been a bit lazy with my cooking recently. I don't know why but I'm just not 'feeling it' recently. Maybe it's the messiness of my surroundings. I need a cleaner. I will never understand how one small place can get so incredibly messy. I think there's a dirt monster lurking around here somewhere.
So, after my cleaning session this evening, I plan to make a nice pasta a la carbonara. Hopefully, that will get the idiomatic ball rolling :) Here are some of the culinary delights we've devoured since I last posted:
Kahlua Crumbly Chocolate Chip cookies. I adapted Dorie Greenspan's recipe for World Peace/Korova Cookies to suit my alcoholic needs. I used kahlua instead of the suggested vanilla extract. I also used Lindt 85% cocoa as my chocolate pieces of choice. These cookies are heaven for the chocoholic. They were a little awkward to make (the cookie dough was not so much a dough as it was a crumble) but definitely worth the effort. I suggest a little kahlua in ice cold milk to facilitate extreme dunking pleasure.
Mary Berry's Ultimate Cookbook this time. Topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and cheese, this pizza satisfied our craving. The base wasn't how I'd usually like it - similar to Domino's thick crust pizza base - but it was tasty and quick.
Prawn and Avocado Cocktail. I found this Gordon Ramsay recipe on Channel 4 Food. Good summer eating.
That's all for now kids! Now down to the tidying...!