The first indication of the problem was when the hot water header tank in the loft began to overflow, something which had not happened for the past 3 years ever since the plumber fitted a new bit.
Next, one by one the toilet cisterns began to overflow even those which had not been used in the past few days, in all as we have eight toilets at the Waterdine, well nine if you count the one in Bumbles Lodge, which unfortunately we didn’t, assuming that as she had not said anything all was well with her world. In the end there were pipes overflowing from all directions, so we hunted in the tool shed for items we though would be helpful, spanners and things, and went to investigate.
Recipie on Waterdine Country Cooking site
The Vegetable garden is being very productive again this year. We grow a wide variety of roots, greens, legumes ect. This year we have been experimenting with a new method of growing some baby roots in boxes and up off the ground, this seems to have worked perfectly and the kitchen is now being supplied with some nice baby vegetables.
With a glut of Cucumbers from the garden I was pressed to “come up with a method to get rid of them”, as the weather was quite warm I did try cucumber vichyssoise, but that did not prove to be very successful with the customers who indicated a preference for other things on the menu by a process of not ordering it. So in desperation I made this cucumber mousse, then had to come up with something to sell it hence the Warm Prawn and Tomato salad, that worked! now I am struggling to find enough cucumbers and had to take it off the menu because I ran out of prawns.
This salad requires preparing well before you intend to serve then assembling at the last moment. The beetroot can be prepared two or three days before use.
Small bunch of Basil
Baby Salad leaves mixture such as corn salad, chicory, endive, mesclun, redicio ect. Washed and dried
The hedges have been cut, paths swept, gardens tidied, and baked, harvested, dogs groomed marquees erected and this year scarecrows built, because today is the day the village celebrates. What it celebrates I don’t know and have never bothered to find out but a Wake is usually a celebration at death perhaps could also perhaps mean harvest but what is really means is the village fête.
summer pork recipe which takes hardly any time to prepare
4 Pork Loin Chops removed from bone and sliced in half
200 ml light soy sauce
100 g brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
5 g ground ginger
5 g ground cumin
Small finely chopped red chilli
Dark Chocolate Cherry and Kirsch Roulade
150gm Dark chocolate
150gm Caster sugar
5 large eggs separated
table spoon cocoa powder