Sunday, 4 March 2012

Wet Sunday......

....sooooo unfair!  It was lovely all week, I had planned a walk by the sea today.  It will be sewing and reading this afternoon instead.

I went to the library yesterday to pick up this weeks read: Psychogeography by Will Self, a favourite author.  I want to go up to London to walk along the Thames-I may do this over a few days in the summer to the estuary: I am interested in this series of writings on the influence of environment on society. Must get walking and get fitter. Not in the same shape as a couple of years ago when I did my 13 mile charity walk. If the rain stops I'll go out later, otherwise I will have to resurrect the dreaded exercise bike!

I also picked up a book on Cathedral window quilts-the reason I have been snapping up sale bargains since Christmas of  black and white fabric.

I have, very sadly,had to take the decision to give up wheat products- I have known it was necessary for a while and have been dabbling with gram flour, potato flour, coconut flour, ground almonds and many Indian flours, making use of my electric muffin maker I was given for Xmas-it seems you can throw anything together and its great-very good cornbread muffins!  I tried making bread from the bag of  'wheat free' flour, it's not the best, but fills you up as it sits in your stomach for 6 or 7 hours!  It's cruel at work, the toaster goes on at 8am and doesn't seem to go off until 2.30pm, meanwhile the smell wafts round the office.  I may remove the fuse. 

Today's breakfast was Carrot and Walnut muffins made with coconut flour. And very nice too, I can get used to this!  Low carb, gluten free, low sugar.  Numnum. A nice little book for me to explore....on cooking with coconut flour

Lunch was tacos with home made corn and brown rice flour tortillas-need to work on the shape of the tortillas but the taste was good.