Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 challenges. 7/100 complete
Yay – another challenge complete. Challenge 59 – to read a magazine I wouldn’t normally. I chose the Healthy Food Guide. Magazine with the world’s most boring title! As it turns out it was a lot like Consumer for food with its myth busting, fact finding approach, with a bit of weight watchers (minus before and after photos), menu planning, and cost effect recipes thrown in as well. I have to say there were some recipes I would use in there and the cheap eats recipes were good along with the feature article on hosting a meal. However a magazine that takes a gorgeous gluten-free calorie buster recipe and makes it ‘good’ probably doesn’t really work with my general food aesthetic.
Tonight I made ‘Kenyan Fish Pie’ p20 which meant I also had to make ‘Quick Flaky Pastry’ p72. Hello quick flaky pastry – my new best friend. SO quick to make, so lovely, easy to roll. That is a page that will soon be well covered in food marks. Husband was planning a berry pie using the pastry while he ate dinner. The Kenyan Fish Pie was also very good. I made it without the capers and parsley suggested because I don’t like either very much and it’s my kitchen! Also quick to make it is the first time I have poached fish and to do it in milk somehow made me feel very gourmet! Masters 1 and 3 assisted with the pie being put together. You can see them both ready for pastry rolling below!
I have also come to the conclusion that Sophie and I are working with very different ovens. The 30min bake time for the pie ended up being 20min burn time (thankfully salvageable). I confess here this is not the first burn time I’ve had from a Sophie recipe.
I had a lovely virtuous parenting moment today when taking Masters 1 and 3 to the supermarket for a quick fish dash (mix up with fish delivery day!) they both left clutching a ‘treat’ for Master 1 this consisted of Budget Water Crackers and Master 3 ‘Meal Mate’ crackers. Bless them!
More work on the patchwork tonight but I shan’t do early show and tell so I hope you had ‘Patience’ as one of your top 10 list.