Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Food, life, death and beauty.

Well, the weekend saw some delicious homemade not-so-fast fast food. Ham and vegeburgers with multiple trimmings (including home-made sauerkraut for those so inclined), onion rings with a fizzy water batter (oh so incredibly light), and Patates Lemonata, (greek oven fried potatoes), highly recommended.

Patates Lemonata
For four people of moderate appetite.
Use four large potatoes (ours were home-grown Maris Piper) and chop them into big chip size. Put them in one layer on a baking tray with half a cup of olive oil, half a cup of water, 2 tsp fresh oregano or one of dried, and salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or so at 180 degrees, then add the juice of half a lemon for the last ten minutes. Delicious. And less oily than fried spuds because of the water. Although I would recommend using a very-non-stick baking tray.

And I finally managed to post off a jumper and shoes I knitted for a soon-to-arrive baby. I knitted the jumper in one piece from the bottom up - highly recommended for ease. And the shoes are Saartje's Booties a quick fix for pregnant friends. (I have already knitted several pairs...)


And while we're on the subject of life, I took this photo of St. Ursulla's skull in a reliquary in the museum in Galway.


And I managed to get a quick walk on the beach in...


And caught a smidgen of sun in Salthill.
Ahh, beautiful Galway Bay.

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