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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

hot in the kitchen?


I had a day off work yesterday and felt in the mood to cook. It was a hot day so to make it even hotter I fired up the oven and baked some cakes as a nice welcome home present from my five weeks absent neighbour, Jo. She loved them. I also de-stoned some cherries and made a cherry sauce to go with some vanilla ice-cream.
Me and my lovely neighbour.

Later on I went to the shops and got myself some ginger and garlic, spring onions, carrot and a rump steak. From the garden I picked some raddichio salad leaves to go with the grated carrot to form a simple and colourful salad. A few beers helped the day unfold in a summery way.



I cooked a few noodles to go with the stir fry and salad and my lips were hot from the chillis for the entire evening. The food was delicious.

Here are a few pictures from my lovely day off work




12 comments:

Janette Jones said...

What a wonderful way to spend your day off and well deserved as well! Wish you were my neighbour! x

Jean said...

What fun to spend your day off cooking !!!
I spend most of mine in headless chicken mode trying to get chores done. I should take a leaf from your book.

Dean said...

Not had a day off for ages with decorating and trying to get moved into the new house, Glad working in a kitchen hasn't put you off cooking though as it all looks wonderful..now Where's my cake ?

Ken Devine said...

I guess a day off from the kitchen spent in the kitchen tells us all how much you love being in one.

I can almost taste your creation.

Gail's Man said...

Hope you're still enjoying the job and the novelty of being employed hasn't worn off.
Do you have to work 6 days a week then?
Looks good grub by the way.

Marian Barker said...

Oooo ..... a nearly naked chef!!!

French Fancy said...

Is this your first day off since beginning? Blimey - they do sound like slave drivers to me. Still, at least you had some time to chill and cook.

Dutch donut girl said...

Cakes? I wish I had a neighbour like you ;)

Yummy food.

Phil Lowe said...

Thanks all for your comments and I'm thrilled that a lot of you want to be my neighbour (neighbor USA.

Phil Lowe said...

FF: I did have a day off last week and finished early on Monday and didn't start until 12pm on Wednesday. Still hard work but settling down now.

Phil Lowe said...

Dutch donut girl. Welcome to my blog. Keen on cakes then? :0)

Phil Lowe said...

Dean: Working in the kitchen is hard work but I work with a great team and the head chef is a really nice fella. I would say, once I've got over the tiredness, I've been inspired to cook more and try some new things.