Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Things He Can Do (2)

In addition to the afore-mentioned accomplishments can be added three more achievements. Today Barry has made dhal. His dhal is always much appreciated by Susannah who takes a portion to work most days. We now refer to it as ‘one-legged dhal’ or ‘hopping dhal’. The kitchen maid (me) was at hand to fetch and carry and clear away – no change there, then.

He also made houmous and bread. We have a machine to actually mix and make and bake the bread and the bread of the moment is tomato and black olive – very tasty, filling and moreish. We shall not starve!


9 comments:

  1. Love houmous .. I used to make it - but not any more - well for now!

    I'm worried have you suddenly acquired a lot of fingers - all these posts coming out?!

    Well done on coping between the two of you - and Susannah obviously loves the change in cooking style .. cheers Hilary

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    1. No extra fingers, just a little more time to myself, strange though that seems. It won't last . . .

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  2. Have just gone back to part 1 to get caught up. It sounds like Barry is making good use of his recuperation time. I would be thrilled to have my husband turning out such wonderful things from the kitchen.
    I wish him a smooth recovery.

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    1. Thank you. Barry is handy around the kitchen, a very good cook, but not good at clearing up.

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  3. I had a bread machine for a while, the bread always got stuck and couldn't be removed without breaking it up and it wasn't good bread anyway. It needed a certain measurement of water to bake properly and I didn't have anything with that measurement, so I added this many ounces from this jug to that many ounces from that jug and so on. It never came out right.

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    1. Yes, correct measurements are quite essential. I've got them wrong from time to time and the bread has turned out like a stone!

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  4. When there is pasta (which happens very often) it's Riccardo's turn. After all I am supposed to be a potato girl with kraut.
    I also bought a bread machine and love to make different sorts of bread ! What a difference to what you get in a shop !

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  5. The bread we make doesn't last as long as shop-bought bread - but then it doesn't often last long enough to 'go off'.

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  6. Oh you are making me hungry!!! That bread wouldn't last long in this house.

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