Saturday, September 30, 2006
(ps I looked the man up on Wikipedia...just out of interest and in the vague hope I'd find something in the scurrilous gossip line, but the first sentence says 'David Essex failed in his first attempts at stardom.'.....so hey, enough said, I read no more!) Here's the man himself with his best buddy....I guess he can't afford to be too picky these days, he'll be doing talks on jam-making for the Whitley Bay Townswomens Guild next!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD
ps other interesting birthdays today
'The Sun' newspaper 1963....Richard the lucky recipient of celebratory silver christening mug....he remains the only one of the siblings that never made it to the font!
Agatha Christie 1890....make of that what you will!!
Monday, September 11, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Fig, Tomato and Caramelised Onion Jam
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
600g onions thinly sliced
2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
6 large Tomatoes
700g Dried Figs
125 ml Lemon Juice
880g Sugar (Extra)
Heat oil in large frying pan, add onion, cook, stirring about 15 minutes or until onion is very soft. Add vinegar and sugar, cook stirring often about 20 minutes or until mixture is lightly browned.
Meanwhile combine tomato with fig in a large heavy-based saucepan. Simmer uncovered, about 20 minutes until fruit is pulpy.
Add onion mixture and remaining ingredients, stir over heat until extra sugar is dissolved. Boil uncovered stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes, or uhtil jam jells when tested on a cold saucer. Out hot jam into hot sterilised jars, seal immediately.
Makes about 1.5 litres
Storage in cold dark place for about 6 months, refrigerate when opening