Tales from the Table #14

Coffee today is served with a huge slab of carrot cake and a dark roast, it’s more a memory from last week as I scan my photo’s.

This time last week we were packing up the van and leaving a week behind of full on fresh air and bike trails through ancient forests.  This week though tails of waking up in the dark and barely seeing the day as I returned to work.

I did comeback enthused and determined to beat the office blues, and a minor agenda around some weight loss……the bullet journal as my guide, a habit tracker in tow.  Despite the strong winds I managed three runs pre work in the dark.  Email defeated me big time!

Food wise my highlight has to be the fish casserole I made at my french cookery class.  Not authentic as there was no fish carcass in sight….two hours in an evening is just not long enough.  Despite that though very tasty and a keeper.

And although I’m not longer buying cookbooks (honest!) I found the Borough Market Cookbook, Recipes and stories from a year at the market at a steal from Amazon for £7, at present it’s at £8.99.  Written by Ed Kyber who has a great inspiration food blog Rocket and Squash.  As I’m no longer buying cook books I gave it to my wife for my Christmas stocking, so potentially I’ve started my Christmas shopping!

I’ve been dabbling, with my own self hosted site, trying to tweak here, nip and tuck there.  My greatest breakthrough getting the Instagram feed up within seconds.  My undoing to find that as I marked the old house private my pictures are no longer visible on the archive……I’ve downloaded the history (call it the van) and I now feel a bit of unpacking and re-org required for the new house.

Music wise my top tip new release is the soundtrack from Bohemian Rhapsody, I’m more of an Eighties Queen fan so not every song floats my boat….the 20th century fox fanfare really put a smile on my face, that and Trent’s weekly smile returning.

Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)

So back to the coffee, a day of DIY awaits, and I’ve forgotten to soak the beans overnight that I had planned to slow cook during that time spent hammering and bashing, so I need to find something else.   I do have a sourdough slowly proving in the fridge.

Thanks for joining me, I hope you have a great weekend.

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10 thoughts on “Tales from the Table #14

    1. Always forgetting the beans! Was going to cook a smoked hock of ham with date molasses and haricot beans…..It’s ok changed recipe and gone for slow cooked piece of pork in beer, no beans!

      1. That sounds pretty good! Hope it’s turned out nicely. I went to the butcher shop, this morning, and picked up a chuck arm roast, which I braised in the oven and then slow cooked (until I could smell the juices). I am on a low-carbs diet, and so am pairing the beef roast with steamed summer squash and a tossed salad with a creamy poppy seed dressing.

        Back when I could eat dried beans, folks would ask me to bring my baked beans to family dinners and potlucks. Luscious things one can do with beans!

  1. Mmmm dark roast coffee, and carrot cake?! Can’t beat that. That was just perfect! Thank you! The photo of the moon is very dramatic. Great photo. Night skies are challenging to photograph. I’d love to do more of that.

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