Blood oranges vary in colour from orange to blood red!
You can never tell until you cut them what colour they will be. Believe it or not, they are both blood oranges.
I put them in the blender with almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 2 tbsp oats. Interesting colour and it tasted very pleasant.
Lunch was in contrast to yesterdays vegetable bounty and was practically a vegetable desert. Basically we had cheese and bread. But not an ordinary cheese, a Mont d”Or Vacherin!
This is a close up. To be honest, it doesn’t even look like food and smells rather unpleasant too!
But if you put its little lid on and pop it in to the oven (I did 150 ° C for half an hour)
it comes out like this! Yes, looks even worse. But don’t let that put you off, because if you cut through that top crust you will find cheese heaven inside.
Yes, a golden runny pool of amazing tasting cheese in to which we dipped crusty bread and cherry tomatoes and then poured some on the crusty bread and ate it with smoked ham. It was perfectly runny. Awesome!
The Swiss Chard and spinach I planted last year survived the winter and is looking good. So is a Bulls Blood beetroot which I grew for the lovely purple leaves which are very edible.
Some have been munched a bit but most leaves are new and shiny and perfect.
I picked red, yellow and white stemmed Swiss chard, spinach (large leaved variety called New Zealand spinach) and Bulls Blood beetroot leaves.
I fancied something spicy for supper and opted for a Nasi Goreng which I haven’t had for ages. I cooked up some brown Basmati rice and stir fried some carrots, red onion, broccoli, red pepper, and the Swiss chard stems.
I added the chopped up leaves and lightly fried them until they began to wilt.
I put all the vegetables in to a bowl, fried the prawns, which I had bought raw, and then added the cooked prawns to the vegetables. I had a jar of Nasi Goreng sauce so I added that to the wok, fried it for a minute or so and then added the vegetables, rice and prawns.
Before adding the spice, I put some rice, vegetables and prawns in a large bowl for Harvey so he could have his without chilli in it. Ours was very spicy. A bit too spicy for James and at the end of my spice tolerance but I enjoyed it.
This was not a good diet day for me. I also had some chocolate and some more cheese can you believe, with oatcakes. Plus some Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer which went well with the Nasi Goreng and some red wine which I am enjoying now. I have felt very tired all day and am hoping I sleep well and feel more lively tomorrow as I am off to see some people who are very dear and special to me!