Friday, 29 July 2011

First Week Of The Holidays

Sonata:
In true holiday spirit , I left my old self behind and rushed blindly into new adventures . So no Weetabix or porridge for me . Oh no ! A colleague of mine is , as I write , wandering about the Andes ( yes , the same one that was wandering up and down The Great Wall of China last year ) , so I thought why not ? I'll venture off myself , albeit vicariously . Quinoa porridge ! After all , millions of South Americans and blogging vegetarians thrive on it . So 1 cup quinoa flakes , 1 cup water , 1/2 cup milk later and



If you've only ever eaten it as a grain , tasty with mushrooms and leeks for instance , you might be surprised by the dried pea/school soup porridgy version . I was . Oatmeal porridge or a boiled egg and soldiers in future , I think .
But I must say quinoa porridge is rib-sticking . And not just rib-sticking .... later on , I found a blob that had escaped and firmly glued itself to a kitchen cupboard door . And it did give me super-human strength later when investigating a strange smell round the 'fridge , that turned out to be coffee milk that Husband could vaguely remember having mislaid a while ago ( I do sometimes wonder if Husband's ever really going to get the hang of this living indoors business ) .
I can rest my chin on the top of our 'fridge but , well nourished, I manhandled it out of the corner and scraped and scrubbed underneath , before I manhandled it back . And was rewarded by finding a twenty Euro note wedged by the wall . Plus this old sketch of Juf Geraldine by a three year old girl with a talent for flattery.







The quilt fabric choice is nearly definite , after a request for more "things" . So I added fish and koalas to the birds and boats




At this rate he'll turn into Captain Cook .

16 comments:

Friko said...

So, is it 'start as you mean to go on'?

I've never used quinoa myself, not for anything.
Mind you, they'd have a fit if I asked for anything as outlandish in the local shop.

liZZie said...

Fabulous fabric; amazing wall paper paste. Inspiring indeed.

JaneLock said...

Quinoa, hard to pronounce, even harder to eat. Well done for trying!

June said...

I do believe thate packages of quinoa might be missing from my supermarket shelves. Sigh, too bad, It sounds so lovely and glueily tasty... :-|
You made me laugh out loud with the "living indoors" remark.
Good luck with that fabric thing. The whole concept of "sewing" escapes me.

June said...

"Thate" was not an attempt at dialect. It was a typo.

...and the word verification here is "ekibble." Fitting, ain't it?

Isabelle said...

Ok, won't bother. Thanks for testing it for us!

Love the POW grandson story!

Fran said...

I like the look of the bowl. Not so much the porridge ...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Yes , the bowl was the best bit .

Molly said...

Quinoa porridge would not be my idea of "adventure!" Blech! But "soldiers" for breakfast---I'm intrigued! The quilt? Now that's another story! Waiting to see how it shapes up.....

June said...

Hah! Guess what I saw on the supermarket shelf yesterday afternoon!
Quinoa pasta.
Who knew?

Liz said...

What a wonderful drawing!

I shall steer clear of quinoa porridge then. Unless I need move a mountain or stick up wallpaper.

love those cupcakes said...

Maybe I'll give the quinoa porridge making a miss but I'm definitely having a look behind our fridge.

Marcheline said...

"I do sometimes wonder if Husband's ever really going to get the hang of this living indoors business"...

HAHAHahahahaHAHAHahahhhhhh!

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I have a packet of quinoa in my cupboard and keep looking at it, wondering what to do with it! I must think of something soon or it will be past it's use-by date. Not a big porridge fan, though. The savoury route definitely sounds more appealing.

Tania said...

So a bit like Weetabix then? I swear it's possible to build a house with that stuff - along the same lines as a mudbrick affair. There are dents in our table where I have had to chisel the dried up stuff off...

Rattling On said...

When we lived in Russia I gave bulgar wheat a spin. Awful. Never bothered again.