A new delivery service! It arrived on time and as planned. What a delivery service, I could keep it to myself but that would be really mean and no good for them. Let me shout it Loud and Clear.
WATTS FARM, was Great.
And will use them again, delivery on time and to my front door. All beautifully packed and in great condition. Not just fruit and veg but a much much more! I over indulged in FRESH YEAST , but it will freeze, or so Google tells me. When did in last see fresh yeast ? Honestly can not remember.
And, me who Loves grocery shopping, has declared it is Passé. What with Watts Farm, Ish Fish, Costco online groceries and for other stuff, Waitrose delivers the heavy stuff, wine comes from Portugal, so I am sorted, need never go grocery shopping again! Well not strictly true, in 3 months I have been to Marks and Spencer 4 times, to their Flagship stores on Oxford Street, But social distancing is something that they do not observe and none of the staff, who are in abundance, wear masks, so it is seriously only on a needs must basis. Then literally across the street,convenience stores for fresh milk, up until now never busy. Then having seen photos in the press of the crowds, and I mean crowds waiting to enter retail stores, just fills me with horror! What planet have these people been living in for the last three months?
So what have we been up to , since last posting?
Another banana cake recipe ( how many can you have?) and I have to say, that so far this is my favourite, but I think we will stop buying bananas, banana cake, banana ice cream and a whole lot of them in the freezer! Himself is just not eating them fast enough ! And another cauliflower cheese recipe and likewise , I really like this one. Raspberry Jam, simply because I need freezer space, ( too many bananas) so frozen raspberries had to go! And a Chinese spice mixture, a secret not to be divulged!Oh, and I forgot, Mangoes, also needed using and so now we have Mango Sorbet !
Moving swiftly on, here is what you will need for an alternative Cauliflower Cheese:-
- 1 cauliflower, leaves removed, florets cut into bits about the size of a teaspoon
- 50 grams butter
- 200 mls each of milk and cream
- 1heaped tablespoon cornflour
- 1Tbs Dijon mustard
- 75 grams Panko breadcrumbs
- 100 grams grated cheese, I never use cheddar, but Emmental, but use whatever you are used to
- Some Parmesan to sprinkle on top ( optional)
- A few cherry tomatoes for garnish
Cook the cauliflower, and as usual I cook it in the microwave.
Again using a microwave make a sauce by mixing together the cornflour, cream, milk and butter and heat at one minute intervals in the microwave on high. Stir in between. Again if it goes lumpy, whisk or beat and the lumps will disappear . Add the grated cheese. Add the cooked cauliflower and the Panko breadcrumbs .
Pour all into an oven proof dish top with the Parmesan and tomatoes if using and either, just put under the grill to brown, or put to one side until ready to use and reheat in the oven until golden brown.
A good alternative for a meat free dinner.