Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Counting, counting, counting....

The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell

The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell ended up being a very enjoyable book despite a bit of a slow start for me.  It took a bit of getting used to the jumps in time and point of view between many chapters.

The plusses of the book are:

It's set mostly in Paris and captures the feel of the City very well

The cover is a perfect evocation of Paris

The main protagonist is a very well drawn character

Thanks to The Eclectic Reader for her post about the book which prompted me to order it from the library.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

I've seen groups of young people at cafes all interacting with their smart phones and not each other!

Scalloped Kumara and Potato

Carole's Chatter: Scalloped Kumara and Potato

Just a simple sweet potato/potato dish for you today.  You can change it up to suit your own tastes.

Slice your potatoes/kumara – try to have them a reasonably even thickness.  Layer them in your oiled baking dish with salt, pepper and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top of each layer.

Carole's Chatter: Scalloped Kumara and Potato

Mix together some coconut cream, chicken stock concentrate, ¼ cup of ginger tea and pour it over the potatoes.  Put some knobs of butter on top.  I thought about adding a layer of cheese on top but didn't

Cook in a moderate oven until tender and golden.