by 1 big bite on April 27, 2012
I am bursting with anticipation! Next week Mr F and myself are on vacation in Charleston, SC. I am counting the days, literally. But before I am ready to leave I got to implement a long to-do list. Actually this list would be easy manageable if I wouldn’t load it up with stupid ideas. I am kind of weird about leaving my home for traveling, I have to clean everything and make all the laundry. I think it’s just I don’t want to deal with all this stuff and stay on vacation mode for a few more days. But it makes me rotate around myself right now and who cares about whipped floors not even a burglar (ok my mum does).
As we talk about lists, I love them. I got lists and notes for everything: shopping lists, where to go, where to eat, recipe ideas, who to call, birthday lists… Usually they are hand written on a little piece of paper and I loose them constantly. But a couple of weeks ago I discovered evernote and use it for things I find on the internet, for example color ideas on design seeds or recipes, the advantage over simply bookmarking things: I also got the app on my iphone and use it as a shopping list. I wish it would reduce my jumble of bits of paper.
More discoveries on the internet: Need one of these canvas bags, I can see myself strolling over the farmers market with a loaded bag full of goodies: Artifact Bag Company found them on this great side: sprk.
Back to business: In order to get rid of my overripe mangoes I made the mango and lime curd I found on Emma’s blog: my darling lemon thyme. This curd is kind of nasty, be aware, you try one spoon and you can’t stop “tasting” it. I have great plans for it and I am really looking forward to drizzle it over pancakes or into yoghurt (is there any yogurt in your curd?). The recipe is well written and easy, but be a little carefully while tempering the eggs. I don’t know if even necessary, but I added some spoons of the warm mango mixture to the eggs, stirred well and repeated this twice before I poured the eggs into the pan, worked great! The other thing: I started with a too fine mesh strainer and switched to a coarse colander because I had a hard time to press the curd into my jars. Oh and I ended up with nearly 1 3/4 balls jars (a 12 oz.), I could have easily filled them both if I wouldn’t had eaten most of it… You can find the recipe for Emma’s mango and lime curd and her beautiful blog my darling lemon thyme.
I made this pictures some weeks ago in my garden and love to share them with you:
Above is our Lily, she is hungry most of the time and this is her feed me look. Below is a turtle who visited us for a couple of days, he is a wild guy, if you can say that about a turtle… I mean he is not a pet.