Hello Dear Reader,
I eat manky vegetables! I simply cut off the slimey, manky, even mouldy bits and eat the rest. My cauliflower looked brown and manky in the bag and was eleven days past the best before date! I ignore sell by and best before dates and trust my instincts. As you can see, the inside of the cauli was fine.
Equally, the carrots were ready for the Antiques Roadshow but they were pulled out the the ground last year and have been in CO2 storage for months on end and they can last a bit longer. They’d got a bit wet at the bottom of the fridge and the ends were ‘going’ but I resurrected the rest. I peeled them and grated them and they were fine.
The lettuce was brown and starting to stick to the bag. I cut off what I didn’t like the look of.
Inside, it was fine!
The carrots became carrot cake muffins. 8oz of SR flour, eggs, sugar and marg beaten together, with a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg, also the grated zest of one orange, plus one very large grated carrot. Spoon into cake tins and bake for about 30 minutes at 180. I ate the orange!
Here’s the result. Cauliflower cheese, with salad and crusty bread.
Grated carrots are great with salad and some dressing. (3 tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, a sprinkle of salt and shake in a jam jar with the lid on)
All over the world, people have no choice of what they ate today, if they ate at all. I ate well and we’ve some lovely cakes to eat over the coming week. I’m now stuffed and ready to walk to the other side of Liskeard and watch the Olympic torch come through my town. I’ll have photographs to share tomorrow.
Love Froogs xxxx