We had a mini holiday last week, so we got out and about a bit, on one occasion I even made a picnic, well, I slapped a thick layer of houmous onto a baguette and shoved some salad into a tub - progress.
I picked up some reduced asparagus, I roasted it and served it with pesto pasta.
I attempted to make sweet potato crisps with the spiraliser. When they worked they were lovely, others remained a soggy mess.
Stuffed mushrooms with assorted other bits. The mushrooms were stuffed with the chopped mushroom stalks, a shallot and more of the panko.
A tomatoey pizza type thing with garlic mushrooms, peppers, and shallots. Dan made a lot of bread at the weekend.
Haggis with potato wedges and loads of gravy!
Finally, for the home based food, w had the leftover haggis with some chipotle, stuffed into some field mushrooms with sweet potato and stir fried veg.
We went to Llandudno on Wednesday, to see the band James, let's say no more about that. It did mean we could go to Barnacles for a falafel kebab! The place had had a bit of a revamp since we were last there and it looked great. I was also pleased to see paper straws in use and there was a nice condiment container on each table with bottles of assorted things, rather than the individual sachets used before.
On Friday we went to Ambleside, for no reason in particular, just to get out and about. I took the fancy sounding picnic I mentioned earlier, but we went out for a sweet treat at a cafe Dan had heard about, Ghandi Cafe. How pretty is this jug of water?
We shared a pudding, although I don't think we'll share next time! The cafe is vegetarian but everything, or almost everything, has a vegan version too. We went for raspberry and lemon cheesecake with Grasmere gingerbread base. Grasmere gingerbread is the best, so it took about 3 seconds to decide. It was served with vanilla ice cream.
The cafe is quite small, with seating for maybe 12 people, so we were very happy to grab a table. We decided a small walk to the lake was probably a good idea afterwards.
A pretty perfect week, other than the two hours we won't speak of again.