Wednesday, 20 March 2019

I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

If you are a book lover or know someone who is, this little book – I'd Rather Be Reading - will be perfect.

Anne Bogel is a blogger (Modern Mrs Darcy).  On the basis of reading this book I'm now going to follow her.

This book is a series of little essays on the delights and dilemmas of book lovers – such as what to read next, whether to start a book journal, and the benefits/risks of re-reading old faves.

I have now been inspired to create a book journal via Pinterest for books I read but don't blog about.  Sometimes it's to do with their content, other times just not interesting enough.

Back to the inspiration, the dedication says it all – 'For everyone who's ever finished a book under the covers with a flashlight when they were supposed to be sleeping'

As a child I used to do this all the time.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

I don't want my bank texting me!

Gordon's Chicken Wings – flying again!

Carole's Chatter: Gordon's Chicken Wings - flying again!

I got the basic idea for this dish, which I have called Gordon's Chicken Wings, from a TV programme by Gordon Ramsay.  I didn't note it down so the dish may not be exactly the same.  But I was pleased with it.
I marinated the chicken wings overnight in a mixture of:

Tamarind paste
Palm Sugar
Chilli flakes
White pepper
Fish sauce
Vegetable Oil 

The quantities will differ according to your taste – I do recommend not going too heavy on the tamarind paste – it packs a really sour punch.  You could use lemon or lime juice instead.
Then when you are ready to cook, just pop the wings in a tray on foil and grill or bake them for 25 to 30 minutes!