Archive for May, 2012

My Apologies – But for a Very Good Reason!

I had no sooner returned from a seven day holiday in England (if you remember, when I couldn’t access my own websites via the library internet service) than I had to set off to England again.  This is because I received a phone call from my youngest son to say that their first baby, who wasn’t due until 13th. July, was intent on making an appearance early.

And so it was.

 I arrived in England in the early hours of Friday 11th. May and baby Jack arrived on the Sunday 13th. May, at2.38 p.m., in only his thirty-first week of gestation.  He weighed in at exactly three pounds (1.37 kilos, so I understand) and managed to breathe for himself, though he was then put into an incubator with oxygen, to help him with his breathing.  I was just outside the delivery room when he was born, so saw him in his first few minutes of life. 

I returned to England a couple of days ago and am once again raring to go with muses. 

My apologies.


Recipe 25 – Bean Feast – Wow! A Dish to Die For!

Easy Recipes.

 Also posted under Savoury.

Bean Feast.

What with beans, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, this is a dish packed with goodness!


For two people:-

2 medium onions, sliced into rings

4 big tomatoes, quartered

I tin of butter beans, drained

1 tin of kidney beans, drained

8 big mushrooms, thickly sliced

2 tbsps. tomato sauce

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 ozs. cheese, either cream cheese or hard cheese cut into small pieces.

3 tbsps. cream

2 tbsps. oil.

 HARD PART –  Nothing – this one is just so easy! Just makes sure you don’t get you tsp. (teaspoon) mixed up with your tbsp. (tablespoon)!

Set the oven to gas mark 5, or 375F / 190C.

How to make it:-

Fry the onion rings in oil, until they are golden in colour and almost fully cooked.

Place the fried onions slices and all of the other ingredients into a casserole dish and give everything a good stir.

Cover the casserole with a lid or with tin foil and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes.


Beat that for simplicity but also beat that for a wholesome dish and, if the kids won’t eat it on its own, add a few hot dog sausages, making sure that they get mixed into the mixture and there you go!

 If you do want to have meat with the dish, try bacon, ham or why not add some cooked chicken?  For vegetarians, either make a bigger quantity or serve with boiled rice.


Mmmmm. ….. .











Sorry for the Time Away!

Sorry for not posting but I went to England for a week and finding access to the internet wasn’t easy.  I went into the library I used to frequent and, oh, how it’s changed!  It seemed so small and there seemed to be ninety percent novels and ten percent everything else on the shelves.  Of course, I asked the librarian why this was and it seems that their four computers are where it all now happens.  So sad.

But not all sad because there, on one of the computers, were two girls of about eleven years old doing their school homework!  I was really impressed to see young children so interested – and that’s why I couldn’t get onto the internet!  Yeah, there were four computers but these were all occupied and so I’m now back on my own computer in Spain.

Here, in this part of Spain, there are lots of locutorios (cyber cafes) for people to access the internet and this is because not many people want to pay for access to the internet through their telephone bills and because many areas have a very poor signal for access anyway. 

I’m back, I’m back!