We are the proud owners of a new food mixer. Our first purchase of a ‘proffesional’ kitchen appliance, it has a big bowl in stainless steel and a big motor (or so I’m told). It should half the pastry production time.
Talking of which we are taking on an additional market this Sunday at Llangynidr (yes I know, I can’t pronounce it either). It is advertised as being near Crickhowell and sadly being a Sunday the cook shop there will be closed which is probably fortuitous as we have to earn the money to pay for our mixer yet.
We haven’t visited this market so we will be in for a complete surprise, it has been recommended to us by several people and being from 11.00am to 2.00pm we thought we’de risk it. I will make short measures just in case we get left with lots of pasties.
The weekend seemed to fly away, I’m not sure I could tell you what I did (except clean the ovens on Sunday morning,) until 2.00pm yesterday afternoon when we went to dinner at a friends house. We enjoyed a wonderful spread of food inspired by the Southern states of America.
May I make your mouth water with the menu?
Corn and Crab Chowder
Southern fried chicken accompanied byAmerican biscuits coated in a cream sauce
Baked cheese cake topped with almonds
Cheeses and biscuits.
We were also indulged with naughty but very nice cocktails , wine and a good afternoon of conversation.
I rolled home! Today I tiptoed on the scales and peeked at a new all time high. We have, needless to say been very good with a return to a dry house, soup for lunch and home made pasta for tea.