Day Sixty-One

There’s grey grout in those tiles upstairs now and the en-suite shower tray has been installed along with a rather handsome tap on the dinky sink.

loving the grey grout
loving the grey grout
no go zone upstairs
no go zone upstairs
shower room starting to come together.
shower room starting to come together.
lovely wee tap
lovely wee tap

Other Stuff

I’m feeling pretty austerity virtuous this tea time. I was going to ‘nip’ into the local massive supermarket on the way home but I decided to avoid it to save the inevitable £25 spend on things you did not know you needed.  Next stop the fridge and bread bin, I used up so many odd items for tea it was great – the children had vegetable soup and eggy bread (using the last of the Valvona and Crolla bread from the farmers’ market) followed by mini banana and white choc cakes made with 2 really really old black bananas I couldn’t quite throw away.  The flavour was amazing since they were so ripe. Yum.  What’s even better is that it’s not pay-day til Thursday so the last coppers will last a bit longer now.  Don’t think I could get another day out of what’s there but you never know…

Might have to have a look here to get inspired – love food hate waste.

For Mum

Raspberry, Banana and White Chocolate Bread
Raspberry, Banana and White Chocolate Bread

Just a short post to show you the cake I’ve made in honour of my mum who would be celebrating her birthday today. I’ve made it in her loaf tin. Mum was not so bothered about presents but I knew exactly how she felt when I once forgot a card, she was not impressed to say the least. I think I was about 19, I never missed another birthday again, no matter where in the world I was.

My sister and her daughter will be up later to share the cake, it’s raspberry, banana and white chocolate.  I have adapted it from the banana bread on The View from the Table blog.  I hope this link works.  This is a brilliant recipe, the first time I tasted it it was the curlywurly version. Amazing.

http://www.viewfromthetable.co.uk/2012/05/big-bad-banana-bread_17.html

I added a handful of frozen rasps, one banana and half a bag of white choc chips (well what was left after H checked they were ok).

Better go and stop the cake being eaten before my sister has arrived.