Thursday, May 27, 2010

I am a Goddess!

I have just realised I control the weather. I had no idea that I had such powers. What do you mean you don't believe me? Ok, doubting Thomas, need proof? Well, here you are:-
I wash my car or windows and it rains.
I have a mountain of laundry to dry and the weather turns damp, without a breath of a breeze.
I buy suntan lotion and the sun disappears.
I just think about digging my shorts out from the back of the wardrobe and the temperatures drop by ten degrees.
I plan a barbecue and a violent storm erupts.
See? If you are planning an event that requires good weather you had better get in touch with me first so that I do none of the above!

Whatever the weather I am having a barbecue tonight- check out the recipe below for a scrummy starter!

Baked Camembert with Calvados and Walnuts.(serves 2)


1 camembert cheese (discard the paper wrapping, but keep the box)
2-3 tablespoons of clavados
A couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary
50 grams of walnuts (roughly chopped)
A drizzle of olive or walnut oil.


With a fork, prick the top of the cheese all over and place in a dish. Drizzle the calvados all over the top and leave to marinade for at least an hour (overnight is even better). Put the rosemary sprigs in the bottom of the cheese box and place the cheese on top. Cover the top of the cheese with the walnuts and a drizzle of oil. Put the top back on the box and cover it all with foil. Now you can put the whole package on the BBQ grill or in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees C. Place the box on a serving plate and cut a cross in the top of the cheese, to allow you to get to the divinely runny cheese interior.
I like to serve this with boiled baby potatoes, raw vegetables or crusty bread toasted and rubbed over with a garlic clove. Divine!

As I am planning a BBQ-don't forget to take your umbrella out with you tonight!

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