Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lunch on the Rocks and Walking

:: A seal we saw whilst having our lunch on Battery Rocks in town on Friday ::

:: Mr Seal again...only about 10 feet away ::

:: Went for a walk today (Sat) from Lands End to Sennen ::
This is Long Ships Lighthouse

:: Isn't that just the bluest sea?? Gorgeous ::

:: Sennen Cove Village - from the Harbour Wall ::

:: Sennen Beach - cloudless sky and blue sea - perfect ::

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Firstly - excuse the blog title... unfortunately whenever I now here the word Garlic I think of Peter Kay and his sketch about Garlic Bread...

Anyway - on to more important things. The lovely Emma is holding a Giveaway on her Bagladee Review site. It is a foody inspired giveaway so of course I just HAVE to enter. Kerrygold are giving away a hamper full of lots of goodies in conjunction with the launch of a new product: Garlic Butter (concept not so new - ready made a real winner). Apparently all I have to do is post a recipe using Garlic Butter - well that isn't difficult...

Homemade Chicken Kiev:
Chicken Breasts (how ever many you want to feed)
A little flour
One Egg

1. With a sharp knife make a slot or pocket in the THICKEST part of the Chicken Breast - try NOT to slide your knife too far in so that is pokes out the other end or you will lose all your lovely garlic butteryness in the cooking process)
2. Using a butter knife or spoon (or better your fingers) cram as much Garlic Butter as you can into the slot or pocket that you have just created
3. Now for the coating: put a little flour, the whisked egg and the breadcrumbs in three separate dishes. Now one after the other, dip and coat each chicken breast into first the FLOUR, then the EGG and then the breadcrumbs. (don't squeeze too hard or the garlic butter may escape!!!)

1. Shallow fry each chicken breast just until golden on each side (not to cook through just to seal)
Then place in the oven (pre heated to about 180c) for about 20 - 25 mins

I like to serve with New Potatoes and green beans. (the buttery juices that have escaped can be poured over the potatoes to serve!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TLBG Wednesday

...have I got the day right this time?

So this week we have been asked to blog about "Greener Cleaning". As you may have seen from my first TLBG post, this is something that I have been looking into a little.

I have to admit that I fear this might be my Green nemesis??. Like so many others I am addicted to the smell and feel and general fuzzy feeling many get of "clean" laundry. It is the one thing that people comment on quite regularly about me for some reason?? (should I be worried about this?) However, I am more than aware of being lulled into a false freshness? Just because something doesn't smell strongly of our pre-programmed version of "fresh laundry" doesn't mean it isn't clean right?

I have taken a BABY step (and please don't scream at your computer screens when you hear how very small my step is). I have just switched to Persil Small and Mighty. Now I know this isn't GREEN, but it uses FAR less packaging and enables me to wash pretty much everything on a VERY low cycle. (I told you it was a BABY step). I have tried eCover, but my brain just cannot seem to accept that unless my fresh laundered bed sheets smell a certain way that I am not going to get as good a nights sleep??

As for other area's of the house - I am MORE than happy to go a little further. I use eCover or METHOD cleaning products for a lot of things - Bathroom, Kitchen etc. I have just read about eCloths again (I have read about them before but never made the leap) so I think I might give them a try, as my duster and polish are still hanging around and I am SURE I can get rid of them?

One thing that I haven't managed to get rid of though is BLEACH? I am not the type of person to use this a lot? Rarely in fact - but I do still think it is good for toilets every now and then to bring the bowl up gleaming? Too much information??!

I will leave it there for fear of going on and on and on.... can you tell I have been thinking about this for a while?? I am off to scour the Internet for further uses of White Vinegar and Bicarb or Soda.... tra la la