Monday, 15 December 2008

The Rainbow Choir

Before we finally put Christmas to bed for another year I have to show you this. Saturday evening the 13th Dec. we went along to Aghios Nikolaos to see the Rainbow Choirs Christmas Concert and what a lovely evening we had.
The Choir was founded in 2003 and has a lot of different nationalities. Jude sings in this choir.

video

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes and Chutney

starting to cook
Fried green tomatoes are something that we have not tried before and as we had lots of green tomatoes we decided to give them a go. I found the recipe while looking for Green tomato chutney.
The recipe sounded so simple so I got to it.

I sliced them about 1.4inch thick and coated them in flour,cornmeal and salt. Very easy.
Then I put them into the frying pan with some heated oil and fried them on one side till golden brown, turned them over and did the other side. Hey presto Fried Green Tomatoes.
the finished product
Yes they were really nice. One we will try again next time we have green tomatoes.

Green tomato chutney.

the chutney just stating to boil
Ian likes some chutney with his meat, so seeing that we brought plenty green tomatoes from the garden, I made some chutney. The recipe was easy enough. I chopped up the tomatoes,onions and apples. Put them into a big stainless steel stew pot and added all the other ingredients and let it boil away merrily till it was thick. I put it into sterilized jars and now we have a few jars for him to enjoy.

the chutney ready to go into jars
The chutney in jars

It says store in a cool dark place.......... Hmmmmmmmmmm. Ian's tummy I expect!

Monday, 1 December 2008

More Hard Work

Yes this is me working hard as usual. I'm busy painting the ceiling. Its very hard on the old arms. Now I need a good bath to get rid of all the white speckles all over my hair and face. No peace for the wicked they say!

My Cretan Life