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A Vegetarian Recipe

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As a new vegetarian, I am trying to find a few staple recipes that are cheap and i can do quickly and easily.  It goes without saying that they need to taste good too. 
Today i made carrot, cumin and feta fritters with a yoghurt and coriander dressing.  Here is the recipe
Grate 250grams of carrot
Chop an onion and add to bowl
Crumble in 100grams of feta cheese.
In another bowl mix 8 tblsps of self- raising flour with 2 tblsps cumin
Add 2 beaten eggs and 4 tblsps water and whisk till a smooth batter.
Add in the carrot mix with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
Doesn't look too appetising like this!
Next make the dressing by combining 8 tblsps greek yoghurt with 2 tblsps chopped fresh coriander. I had a wholemeal pitta bread and made up a simple salad
Put a couple tbsps of oil in a frying pan and put in a large blob of carrot mixture.  Flatten slightly with a spoon and fry both sides for 2-3 mins.
This quantity made 4 large fritters but could make 8 smaller ones as a starter. It was delici…

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After decorating the stairs earlier this month, I just wanted to show you the floorboards in the hallway which are now painted this lovely deep red and we got it finished just before the family arrived.
It stood the test of four children and five adults very well and was so quick to clean, just a quick sweep now and then to clear up sand from our trips to the beach and dirt from the piles of footwear. So, the only thing i have left to do now is to make a little curtain for the landing window.  I have been collecting pretty floral hankerchiefs from my various charity shop visits over the last few months and I think I will make it with these.   I will show you when its done.
On a trip out to one of my favourite places, Cromarty on the Black Isle, I came across this lovely placemat and just had to have it!  I love hares but it wasn't cheap at £10.  Lucky for me though my Son had given me some money to spend in case we went to a cafe as that was expensive as there were so many of us. I …

Hidden Beauty

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This old wooden pier doesn't look very attractive does it
I'm sure its not used anymore and fenced off for safety reasons
Its a bit of an eyesore on such a lovely stretch of beach
But i started to look closer
Underneath
Look at the colours on the wood.  They hint at how it used to look
I think it still has a beauty about it after all don't you?
Terri X

Enjoying the Summer Break

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I haven't posted for a few weeks as we have been enjoying our time having the Grandchildren up on their annual visit.
The weather hasn't always been good, indeed sometimes it was quite wild, wet and windy but that didn't stop us having fun :-)
We discovered pretty new places and new beaches
We searched for and found fossils much to the childrens delight
Look at this photo, a bee flew past just at the right moment!
I was happy as always just to have my toes in the sea
And to watch and listen to the waves .  I always feel soothed by the sea. It wasn't all beaches, there were parks and woodland walks
Obstacles to tackle
A willow weaving morning making fish OH hung them from the hallway ceiling.  We have a puffa fish, a shark and a colourful fish of some kind!
A trip to the cinema
This movie was enjoyed by young and old.
I put my swimsuit on for the first time for years regardless of being overweight as I was determined to join in and enjoy myself with them and we went swimming every t…