Sunday, 14 February 2016

Not everyone in my house is into Valentine's Day....


Beef Sausages with a Chilli Cherry Plum Sauce

Carole's Chatter: Beef Sausages with a Chilli Cherry Plum Sauce


This Chilli Cherry Plum Sauce went very well with some good beef sausages.  It will come as no surprise that the sauce was inspired by what was on hand.

The sauce was made by simmering the following until a nice saucy consistency was reached – no more than 10 minutes.

Chopped up red chilli to taste
Fresh pitted plums
Cup or so of Sour Cherry Nectar
Brown Sugar (to taste but you need enough to allow the sauce to thicken)
Salt or Fish Sauce
White ground pepper
Brandy
Some grated ginger
Cayenne Pepper to taste (I started with ¼ tsp)

I meant to add a dollop of sour cream right before serving but forgot and the sauce was fine without it.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

I wonder who he is... kids are so natural


Can you help with identifying flowers that have sprung up in the garden? Part II

Some sort of lily?


I posted before Christmas about some flowers – and thank you to those who helped me identify what they were.  Here's a few more.

Absolutely no idea

Iris?   

On the tip of my tongue ... not a camellia

 
An old fashioned rose?
A bit daisy like