Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Crazy Days Challenge - Day Six

The outcome of yesterday's blog post.  A tasty meal, nothing to write home about really but tasty and filling and what more can you ask.  

Alongside our potatoes and vegetables Alan had his fishy things on shells and I had the vegetable curry pie, which would have been good if it were not for it's soggy bottom.  "Mary Berry would be rolling in her grave."  Alan said, and we both burst out laughing as I reminded him that she is still very much alive  🤣

Now in the fridge I have two tubs of potatoes, one ready mashed and one just needing to be cut up a little bit smaller to go into whatever pies I decide to make with the packs of ready rolled pastry I have in the fridge.  I also have a jug of potato water which will form the base of a soup  using all the vegetable leftovers from the fridge at the end of the week.

I do like it when one meal provides the base ingredients for a few follow-on meals.

After a good cooked dinner we decided on some buns and nibbles for our tea, using some more of the choppy salad.  This time once it was chopped finely it was tipped into the dregs of a jar of mayonnaise to make sure that none of the mayo was wasted.  It worked a treat and once I had scraped out the jar with the smaller end of my green spatula it was virtually cleaned out.

Nothing wasted here.

It was very tasty, and was eaten in front of the television while we watched an Agatha Christie whodunnit recorded earlier in the day.

This morning over breakfast I was reading through this months Vegan Life magazine and came across this recipe.  Yay .. I have all the ingredients (well sort of) I thought.

So as soon as I'd finished my coffee I made them.

No tapioca flour, so I used self raising, no ordinary sugar so I used Demerara, no blanched almonds so I used Flaked.

I did have ground almonds, oil and water 😁

I should have realised they would turn out nothing like the photograph in the magazine!!

Apart from all the changes I had already made, there is no way I can get my Aga to cook at Gas Mark 3 even with the Cold Shelf in place.

But it really doesn't matter that they are so different,  they are fresh and tasty and even though I went to the trouble of lining the tin with the baking parchment I had cooked them on, they will all be gone by the end of the day.

A sweetish treat in these strange times and crazy days is no bad thing.

Sue xx


  1. It doesn't matter if they don't look like the magazine (which is probably faked and photoshopped anyway) they look great and using what you have by adapting is just right!

  2. Nothing ever does look like in the magazine pictures, as Joy as says probably edited in some way.
    Homemade with love and tasty, so the appearance doesn't matter, anyway I think they look great.

  3. Thanks for this recipe Sue, I have everything even the tapioca flour, I use 2 tablespoons in my gluten free bread. That is apart from blanched almonds, but do have flaked almonds, they will do the job. It looks like a tasty treat, I will try it to-morrow. Helen S.

  4. Nothing I make seems to look like the picture. Pretty sure those biscuits taste just fine. The look as if they would.

    God bless.


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