Well I wasn’t up catching worms but I did catch an early train to work and I was at my desk just after 6:30am! I had so much to do this morning and I woke up at 4:30 stressing about it. Rather than toss and turn I decided to go in and crack on. What a great idea. I got everything done I needed to do. Next time you wake up early and start stressing, get up and work in it if you can.
I took in a breakfast of 1/2 a can of pumpkin (the last one in the cupboard), 1/3 cup of oats, almond milk, pumpkin spice (cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg), chia seeds and almonds with some mixed dried fruit. I ate it 2 hours after making it, by which time the oats had softened and the chia seeds had swelled and it was lovely.
I didn’t get out for lunch until 2pm but by then I had completed a days work so I took a whole hour. It was great. The sun was shining and the market was still busy but not crazy. For some reason I fancied a bratwurst today. To be truthful, it is next to the Raclette stall which had a really long queue!
They serve it with with mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut. I hate sauerkraut but it is supposed to be good for you so I ate it. Yuck. The Bratwurst was lovely though and I managed to avoid my trademark when eating such things of a large ketchup splat down the front of my shirt. Never a good look and especially not at work, all down the front of a gorgeous orange blouse.
While I munched I wandered round slowly, looking at the stalls. One of my favourite things on the planet is meringue – check these out! Look at the ladies arm to get some sense of scale – they are massive.
And they had little custard tarts.
These always remind me of my friend Jeremy who was happily living in Malaysia for 3 years and we visited him every year. We had amazing holidays together and he lived near a city called Johor Bahru in the South, near Singapore. When we went to the shops we ate these lovely tarts. So I treated myself to one and had a lovely reminisce about some very good times with a dear friend.
Having consumed lunch, while pottering about, I went to Turnips. How I love this stall with their unusual goodies.
King Oyster mushrooms,
Morels ( I didn’t buy any but I may tomorrow)
Brown, yellow and orange tomatoes.
I bought loads of goodies and happily paid for them.
I am looking forward to cooking then up this weekend. When I got home, my wonderful daughter had cooked us all a lovely dinner: maple marinated salmon, brown Basmati rice, broccoli and carrots.
Maple Marinated Salmon
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 inch chunk of ginger, grated finely
- 4 pieces salmon
- Mix together the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a large bowl.
- Add the salmon and marinate all day.
- Lightly fry the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side.
- Heat the remaining marinade in a small pan and bring to the boil. Serve with the salmon.
It was lovely and a wonderful treat to come home to. Thank you Lara.
The carrots are purple, not “burnt” as Harvey thought!