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Is the sun sulking?

June 26, 2012

This evening, while I was in a meeting, the sun came out. The timing was a bit off really, but for a good half an hour the room was bathed in sunshine. It lightened the discussion a little, literally and metaphorically (it had been getting  a little circular), but then the sun set. It was that time.

For most of the day the sky has been grey. The sun hid behind the clouds. Embarrassed maybe?  Having a strop? It’s all very well appearing in a blaze of sunset glory, but we’d like a little morning glory – afternoon glory would be acceptable. But only appearing just before you go to bed is a very teenager-ish thing to do.  Still, there’s another chance tomorrow…

Because I had a meeting which spans eating time in our house, I made flans before I went out. This usually guarantees that there will be food left for me to eat when I come in, starving. I also made a salad using one of the lettuces which have so far beaten off the slugs in the garden – I suspect they had help –  and some new potatoes, mint and tomatoes. I didn’t expect there to be any of this left, but there was, and very nice it was too.

The savoury flan was spinach, parsley – lots of parsley – mint (very summery) and tofu.

Line a flan dish with pastry, cook up a large bunch of spinach, a large bunch of chopped parsley, and a few mint leaves in some olive oil until the spinach has wilted. Allow to cool for a bit. Mash a block of tofu in a bowl and then add the green stuff, some salt and pepper, a couple of eggs, a little milk and some chilli sauce. Pour into the flan case and bake for 40 minutes or so until it’s done.

I also made a bakewell tart – again. It’s my standby and every time I make pastry I usually can’t resist making a bakewell. It’s very simple – 2 eggs, 4oz soft butter, sugar, ground almonds and flour – this time I used a mix of wholemeal and white self raising flour which I like to think makes it a bit healthier  – mixed together with some milk if need be and poured over a jam covered pastry base and baked for half an hour or so. I scattered slivered almonds over before baking for effect.

Nice with cream – or custard, but that’s a bit too wintery. Good for picnics!

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