This was our lunch; soup with goulish cheese scones
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How could you not humour a little menace like this one...?
Now that reminds me, where is the recipe Miranda - I'm waiting....
The title a reference to my grandfather, who I always think about when Quiche is mentioned. He always called it Qweesh, I think it represented an aspect of modernity and cosmopolitanism that he was happy to encounter.
Posted by jonboy at 5:28 pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tonight I’ve made an amazing pudding you’ve probably heard of it before it’s called a crème caramel well this is how to make one. It serves 6 to 8.
· 3 eggs
· 3egg yolks
· 1 and three quarter cups of sugar
· 450ml of milk
· 225ml of double cream
· Half a tsp of vanilla extract
Put the three eggs and the three egg yolks in a bowl with three quarters of a cup of sugar and beat them until it becomes thick and creamy. In a saucepan put all the milk and cream then put it on the hob until it starts to simmer. Pour the hot cream and milk gradually into the egg mixture, stirring it as you pour it. Add the vanilla extract and stir in. heat the sugar that you have left I a heavy bottomed saucepan until the it start’s melting. Continue to heat the sugar, stirring it all the time when it turns light brown colour and has a syrupy consistency it will probably take about 6-8 minutes to do this. Divide the syrup into 6-8 ramekins if you don’t have any then you could use a small dish will do swill the sugar round so it leaves some up the sides, it is best to do this quickly as the sugar dries quickly. Place the ramekins/dishes in a baking tray full of boiling water, then put a sheet of foil on top of the custard to stop them browning too much, then bake in a pre-heated oven 180c mark 4 for 45-50 minutes.
When the custard is done (you can tell when because if you put a knife in it and it comes out clean there done) cool the custards and take them out by running a thin bladed knife around the outside of the dishes. Serve them hot or cold.
Blog post written by Gregory
Blog post written by Gregory
Posted by jonboy at 9:22 am
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Nevertheless we were optimistic and the kids as ever were a bundle of fun. We played wigwams, climbed trees and shot photos of each other, and did not get wet...
Just as we got back to the car after two hours of walking, the heavens opened again and we felt very lucky to have got it just right.
Posted by jonboy at 6:21 pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Posted by jonboy at 10:51 pm
Monday, October 21, 2013
I read this article on the New York Times this evening about Jimmy Greene, a saxophonist that I greatly admire. Check out his album on Criss Cross called Gifts and Givers. Makes us realise how lucky we are.
Posted by jonboy at 8:41 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013
So the back story here is she's watching them and waiting for a moment to launch into action, just so that she will be seen doing it!
Today we have been for a bike ride, and it's been windy and rather wet. We stopped at the Master Builders Arms in Bucklers Hard for lunch, but it was still raining cats and dogs when we came out.
Still Miranda beamed and twittered the whole time - she has a new bike, so life is exciting!
Posted by jonboy at 4:54 pm
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Lewis offered to bake a cake this morning so whilst I was directing the other two towards an artistic exploration of autumnal leaves, he got stuck in. Then he announced tht maybe he could make some stuffed bread and soup for our lunch. Ambitious I thought, but give the boy credit for his initiative...
The bread and cake both 100% his effort including choosing materials and substitutes, the soup was mainly my effort.
And very tasty too Tiger.
Posted by jonboy at 8:56 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
We have looked for insects as well but lets be honest it's nearly winter, and well it was much more fun riding the BMX trails and getting muddy.
I had intended going for a bike ride with her, but thought I'd ask her what she wanted to do. I was in luck.
Posted by jonboy at 8:14 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This morning Miranda has been making a game and I had fun watching her creative process at work...
Posted by jonboy at 2:21 pm
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Toworrow Miranda has a special assembly in school dedicated to the three children at Waterside Primary who achieved 100% attendance record for the year - that's dedication.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Posted by jonboy at 8:52 pm
Monday, October 07, 2013
Fortunately the split was clean and they have superglued him together again, so we are keeping our fingers crossed, but the first unfortunate consequence is that he's going to miss his first rugby match representing Noadswood, and that I can tell you is bad news. To say Greg is disappointed, is somewhat of an understatement.
Posted by jonboy at 9:04 pm
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Miranda will undoubtedly be tired tomorrow morning. She has been to Brownies and was a little jaded on her return. I put her to bed and was asked about bed time story....
Couldn't we just have a little one she remonstrated, so we settled for Harry the Dirty Dog.
Reminds me, I must get a photo of her wearing her shirt which says Brownies!
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The sort of question that I ask as I get breakfast ready, and Lewis plays his guitar in the living room. As I write up something on the blog I can hear him practicing his latest piece which is by Johann Sebastian Bach, a piece called Bourrée BWV996. It's lovely to hear the piece take life, as he gets to rips with it.
Posted by jonboy at 6:16 pm
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The nights are drawing in and there's barely any light to photograph once the kids get in from school.
Posted by jonboy at 9:07 pm