Saturday, June 15, 2019


This week I've been...


A lentil loaf.  It was supposed to be patties, but making it into a loaf and cooking in the oven is much quicker and easier...

The recipe...

Taylor-made lentil patties

HINT: These patties freeze well uncooked; thaw before cooking. Vary with a mix of red and green lentils. canned lentils may be used to save time
1 large potato, cubed
2 cups cooked brown or green lentils
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup finely chopped almonds
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
pepper, to taste
olive or canola oil spray

Cook potato in a large saucepan of boiling water until soft, drain and mash until smooth. Add lentils, breadcrumbs, egg, sesame and sunflower seeds, almonds, onion, garlic, parsley and pepper. Mix well. Divide mixture into portions and form into patties. Spray a a nonstick frying pan with oil and heat. Fry the patties over moderate heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden on the outside and heated through. Serve with a crusty wholemeal bread roll and salad.

Note: You can pretty much add whatever vegies, etc. you want.  I had some leftover cooked sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot that I mashed up and added.  Also some nuts and pumpkin seeds, and a dessertspoon of flour just to help hold it together.  It's a good way to use up leftover cooked vegies.  A dash of cumin and tomato relish.  I will slice some of it up and put in the freezer.

And today I made Ki Si Min.  I'm not adding a photo because it actually tastes better than it looks, but you can always google it if you want to see a pic.

This is the recipe I used...
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Continuing the knit/crochet projects mentioned in previous posts, but also started (and it's almost finished) knitting a moebius cowl...
picked up this book at the op shop this morning


the reading corner

Still reading books mentioned in previous posts, have 3 on the go, which is not a good idea, as it can get confusing :)


Despite the sometimes cold, wet, foggy weather, we are having sunshine in between.  A few pics from my walks this week...
 early morning sunrise from my back garden

late afternoon jet stream through the bare branches

And when I'm not gazing at the skies, I'm enjoying the river serenity.  A few pics from a walk this week, very early, before it was even fully daylight...
 still quite dark when I arrived at the river

 getting lighter

early morning...THE best time of day!

And now I'm off for a late afternoon walk before it gets too cold, then back home to light the fire and get cosy :)



  1. Your reading corner is so neat! Interesting mirror, too. :)

    1. But you should see the rest of the room :))

      And it's not a's a window :) xx