A blissful day - and another recipe for you!

What a beautiful day it's been today!
Weather like the middle of summer: what a gift, so Man Wonderful and I decided to take each other for a picnic to one of the local National Trust beauties - Antony House.
It was used for filming for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland a few years ago, and there's still lots of evidence of this around the grounds.
We had a supermarket picnic 'meal deal' with a couple of extras between the two of us.
We sat and read in the shade of a huge tree in the peace and quiet.
I even took some time out to work on my patchwork.

This evening I made Lamb Koftas with hummus, griddled veg and flatbreads.

I used:

-500g lamb mince
-1tbsp ground cumin
-1tbsp ground cinnamon
-2 cloves garlic, grated

Combine these and form into lozenge shapes on skewers.
I cooked these on my griddle pan over a high heat, retaining the fat that came off while cooking.
I then popped them in a warm oven while I griddled:

- Sliced courgettes, peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms

In the retained lamb fat.
These I also popped in the oven.
I'd made hummus earlier on using chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and fresh garlic.
Then I made some fast flatbreads using:

-1tbsp Olive oil
-I tsp salt
-1tbsp flour
-water to make a dough

I rolled out small balls of this dough in very thin pieces on a floured board and cooked them in a heavy based pan over a high heat for just a minute or two each side.

Our meal was served with a dollop of Greek yogurt splashed with lemon juice to finish.


  1. That does look like a blissful day. We should all have days like that, although I think I would have gone for a larger bottle of wine. :-) X

  2. Looks like a wondeful day for you and your man x

  3. What a lovely day out, fits my idea of 'perfect' nicely. xx

  4. Your evening meal looks totally scrumptious, think we'll be trying that.

  5. < like >
    (are you on Facebook?)
    J x


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