Sunday already and I’m wondering how the weekend is flying by so quickly. So we are going to take the post in reverse order whilst we have our coffee.
Nice little piece in the paper this morning about Delia (the queen of cookery books here in the UK). She is obviously promoting a book and it’s not a cookery one, going all philosophical on why we matter and I can’t wait to read it. I mention this not about the book, more because of one of the journalists shares on the interview and what Delia said to her.
Cooking isn’t about perfection, she tells me; it’s about achievability. “I once went to a Women’s Institute thing, and I remember thinking: I’m not at all sure my jam would pass muster here.”. Delia/Rachel Cooke – the guardian
Essentially the ethos of why I love cooking, it helps me achieve and create. I’ve been watching the great cookery book challenge in association with Jamie Oliver and Penguin. I’ve found it fascinating and depressing in equal measure. As folks recipe books get rejected or accepted in a highlander style there can be only one. It’s a tried and tested TV formula and I’ve fallen for this series. It’s not as brutal as some. These cooks/chefs are good, their ideas great and it can make one wonder what is the point about my side project.
That said my side project is for me not and not TV, it’s maybe something I’ll pass on at some point. I’ve set myself a challenge of ten transcriptions from the black box with two in the bag this week. At some point I will get around to cooking them!
For the rest of the day, got an experimental soup to have a go with. The bag of kale that came in the veg box is calling and I thought I’d have a go with the pressure cooker. I forgot to soak any beans last night and there are enough odds and ends in the fridge to cobble something together.
The hoover has started making strange noise, some kind of blockage. Will disassemble and try and rescue it. The toaster has a fault, so will try take a look at that and generally keep myself out of mischief!
Saturday (I know confusing, I wanted to lead with Delia!) morning and I was greeted with the words that will strike fear into a mans heart. ’We need to take a trip to the bathroom showroom!’ The time has come where the arrival of the plumber/bathroom fitter that we booked six months ago is looming on the horizon. I’ve been in denial, it’s functioned well since we moved in a good five years ago. Deep down I agree it needs to change and long over due on the projects. A cycle and a coffee out as part of the process, making our way back along the canal armed with a phone full of photo’s of toilets and sinks for a post match reflection.
In amongst the usual I’m now watching Reacher on Prime. It’s very good and for those in the know, nothing like watching a side shoot of a Mission Impossible film. I’ve also spotted Picard is back, every Friday. I’m not sure I can take another weekly series as we sit patiently for ‘This is Us’ to appear every Thursday. However it seems hit and miss on whether it’s going to appear. So Picard needs to build up for now, before temptation takes over!
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
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