Sunday, 14 June 2015

cooking in the sun

I have just come inside from topping up my Vitamin D intake.  It was very warm on the balcony and I could easily have gone to sleep out there.  I should have had some knitting but I have been lax about that for a while.  My fingers are still sore and twisted and I have not done much.  Two or three warm hats is about all I have done lately.

Another knitter was in touch with me about arthritis and I am going to speak to my GP.  She said a link has been discovered between arthritis and psoriasis which I have.  She now sees a rheumatologist, has a regimen of treatment and generally feels better than she has done for a while.  It took a while to get an appointment  so I need to visit my GP.

My left hip is very sore from the arthritis and sore from ligament damage  to pelvis.  I have even bought a walking stick as a support, pretty well a psychological support as well as physical.

My last piece of woe has been a cold.  A really truly head cold.  I have not had one for years but son caught one from the daughter of a friend and brought it home.  I caught it from him.  I have had it a week, think it is going, but it was terrible.  Yesterday morning I tidied up after breakfast and sat on the lounge with my feet in the sun.  To my surprise I woke nearly three hours later to find it was almost lunch time.  I guess I needed the sleep.

I was glad it was not the weekend for grandchildren.  They would have had to find things to do out of the place.  Miss M is doing reasonably well and doctors are happy with her.  More than I can say for her mother who is cutting herself off from friends and who is totally vitriolic in anything to do with their dad.   Sad really, she is poisoning herself.

Son had a property hearing two weeks ago and thinks they both received reasonable treatment from it.  The place will need to be sold, but I see today that the suburb is one of fourteen in Sydney which has a 100% clearance rate in auctions for months.  Custody hearing is about three months away yet.

A few months ago we had lunch at a pub in Mt Victoria in the upper Blue Mountains.  I had a blue cheese and mushroom tart  which was very good.  Yesterday I tried to replicate it.  The pastry cracked in my oven, but the filling was good.  Baby spinach, mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese chopped.  I mixed up two eggs with some cooking cream and poured that over the top and added  some grated  cheese.  My oven is savage, so I cooked it at 160° C.  Filling was moist but pastry fell apart.  Very nice and there is some leftover for a lunch.

I have a couple of shawls which need blocking.  The weather is good for that sort of thing and now the cold is beginning to go, I will try to get around to it.

I see it is a month since the previous post.  Perhaps the next time will not be as long.

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