Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mystery vegetable of the day...

Before I get to last night's supper and the mystery vegetable of the week...

I had one of these the other week, and I photographed it and meant to post it here, but can see that I didn't, and no idea where the photo went to...  But handily, I had another one yesterday morning!  I know I've had plenty of double-yolked chicken eggs in the past (must be jinxed on the photo front this morning because I've just gone trawling through the blog looking for an old photo of a double-yolked chicken egg and can't find one!!!), but has anybody ever seen a double-yolked duck egg before?  They can't be that uncommon if I've had two in the last month or so...


This one you have to look really hard at -- but see the rainbow in the middle of the cloud?  Was walking up the bridge yesterday morning when I spotted this -- beautiful weather, unseasonably mild, blue skies with the occasional fluffy white cloud -- not really where you expect to see rainbows, is it?!


And now for the veg -- can you guess what it is?  This is fresh out of the ground (after I washed the soil off):


Then they've been boiled and skinned just like I'd do with their more conventional cousins...


And this is what I did with them -- it's sort of a take on borscht, but made with cod (caught yesterday morning in Burry Port) instead of beef, and then because I've got this lovely albino beetroot (yes, you heard right -- tastes like beetroot but doesn't bleed red everywhere!) I put that in and I used the tops as well instead of cabbage -- yum!


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween

Totally random autumn -- I'm wearing short sleeves today is how mild it is, but now that the clocks have gone back, I'm cycling home in the dark -- which is surprisingly exhilarating!  Lovely autumn food, although it's not really cold enough for it...  Freshly popped corn...


...and yummy sausages and roasted butter-nut squash...


Might treat myself to some Candy Corn this weekend if I can find such a thing for sale in Carmarthen!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Y Newyddion

I don't normally read newspapers, but I bought one yesterday and just wanted to share these two things that made me laugh out loud:

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Y Canol

My snazzy new dynamo has been slipping in the rain, and my wheel has been out of true since day one -- so I decided to have a go a truing my wheel in the hope that it would stop the dynamo slipping...  If this works, I owe you a pint hairy American dude!

However, easier said than done...

The theory works if you know that your brake pads are straight and centred - but what if they're not?  In the end, I just aligned the wheel to the dynamo, so it's a straighter wheel now, but not necessarily a centred one!  There's plenty of rain in the forecast though, so we'll find out if it worked soon enough...


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Ar werth...

The things that you find when you're having a tidy-up -- we all own far too much stuff, and it clutters up our minds as well as our houses...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bwyd...

So these are black radishes that I planted -- completely different to salad radishes.  These ones are quite small but they are just my thinnings, so they will get bigger.  They need to be cooked, and you see them here with my turnip thinnings -- quite nice really!


Yummy yummy challah which is always gone too soon!  L'shanah tovah!


And Sunday dinner with Dave's lovely baby carrots -- and boy were they carrot-y!


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bwyd

Who needs Tesco when I have...

...blackberries from Rea:


...runner beans from Gerry:


...eggs from Bridget:


...parsnip wine from D:


...apple sauce from Arriva Trains Wales:


...and baby root veg from my own garden!