Good morning, gentle readers, and welcome to the last day of September.
Yesterday was an odd day - I woke feeling 'not right', felt progressively worse through the day although I did my reading stint at school, came home to get ready for the music festival meeting and just crashed out, shivering and freezing cold. I turned up the heating, sent apologies to the meeting and tried to get warm under my owl fleece and after a while the warmth returned and I went to sleep. Still feeling a bit odd this morning but definitely better after sleeping really well, although I'm very glad I have no commitments. I was going to school to watch a video about Termly Learning Conferences, but it's not essential so I shall give it a miss and take it easy and gentle today, keeping the aches at bay as much as possible.
Whinge over - thanks for listening.
On Bake Off this week, the technical challenge was making fougasse, which is a French flatbread traditionally shaped and slashed to resemble a leaf. As I watched, it seemed a very simple process, not to different from an ordinary bread dough (with the addition of fresh herbs to match the 'botanical' theme for the week). I looked it up, found the recipe they used (newly posted on the Beeb site!!) and thought I would have a go. I quite fancy making mini-fougasse, if that is possible. The only ingredient I don't have is fine semolina for dusting. Have any of you, my readers, made fougasse? How did it go?
I finished the bag and managed to get it to the lady who is going on maternity leave today. Here's a couple of not very good photos - the patterned fabric is a Very Hungry Caterpillar pattern. The bag and the pockets are all filled with something - a pack of disposables, baby oil, etc, with a couple of goodies for the mum to enjoy once baby is born.
Yesterday's food went totally doolally but never mind, here's today's plan
B: two boiled eggs, apple
L: red pepper hummus, oatcakes, fruit
D: fish pie (MUST have it today), runner beans, yogurt and pineapple