Monday, January 18, 2010

Om, shanti shanti eh!


I spent a good part of the weekend on a yoga course, vinyasa-ing my way through updogs and asanas.   My last yoga course was interspersed with looking after a wee sick laddie, enabling me to avoid any part in meditation, already being in a trance like state!   As if by magic, the same wee laddie ended up with a bug on Saturday night, leading to a sleepless night and yet another course participation spent in a daze.   Despite the lack of sleep, I thoroughly enjoyed it and Jo, our wonderful yoga teacher did us proud.   The lunch and wine were good too of course....

I managed to make some bread before collapsing; to give Brian his due, he kneaded on my behalf!


The kids had theirs with butter and jam.
 


I had mine with tomatoes, spring onions, olive oil, herbs and coleslaw.


We have to make two; one to be devoured, another for breakfast.

The kids and Brian were visiting Grandpa on Saturday evening so I was left to my own devices; I watched 'Funny Face' with Audrey Hepburn and made myself a very healthy ...yeah, right... fry up!   Just because!



Bacon, egg, beans, homemade bread toasted and roasted tomatoes...yum!

After the course finished, I went shopping for lamb koftas, cream and smoked salmon, plus more as today I had an afternoon tea with friends.   More on that tomorrow.   My budget for the next two week's shopping will therefore be cut to £80, that's £40 per week.   Shopping list and receipt to follow.

35 comments:

mise said...

Your bread looks divine, and I hope the wee laddie is getting better and eating all that lovely home cooking.

Melissa B. said...

I've just been to the gym, to work off a rather filling lunch, and now you're making me hungry, dabnabit! Looks delightful, to tell the truth...

Janice said...

Great bread and yummy fry up!

Catherine said...

I love the dish you prepared with bread. A slice of that delicious looking loaf, fresh tomatoes, all those herbs and olive oil- Yummy!

Helen McGinn said...

mise, what would you know, it lasted the length of the yoga and then he was fine! Hmmm...if I didn't know better... ;O)

Melissa B, och go on, just a wee bite.... ;O)

Janice, thank you! It was braw!

Catherine, it was very tasty; reminded me of the Italian bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and olive oil...mmm...now I'm getting hungry again.

Judy Harper said...

I've never made bread from scratch. It looks delicious!

Anna said...

i hope your darling lad is feeling better!! & your amazing creations= absolutely scrumptious!
(i must try that bread!)

hooray for audrey & hugs to you!
xo-

Protege said...

I have never tried yoga, but I think it must be very enjoyable and beneficial. Your dishes look delicious as always.;)
xo
Zuzana

Little Ms Blogger said...

Why are you cutting your budget?

Dinner looked great, bread yummy and I love the movie Funny Face.

I'm glad you enjoyed your yoga weekend.

Single Mama NYC said...

I've missed you so! So glad to be back in Blog World again. Ok, so that fry up looks sooo good - may I please have some? :-) Looking forward to nabbing some of your recipes, I've fallen into a baked chicken/fish rut because it's easy and I'm a disaster in the kitchen, lol.

Oh, and tell the Royal Post that I'm still waiting! :-D

Love and lots of hugs,
Issa XOXO

Judy Harper said...

Helen-have you changed your email? We at LBC have been trying to send you a message and it keeps returning with a "failed" message. Thanks!

Helen McGinn said...

Judy, the bread was tasty! I've just sent you an email, I think I figured what the problem was.

Anna, he is fine...thank you hon.

Protege, I'm still at the stage where it exhausts me and am looking forward to the gaining energy stage! But exhausts in a good way plus my sore back has completely gone and stayed away....wonderful!

LMB, emailed you. Too many wee tasty treats being bought! ;O)

Single Mama...I always think now "All the single mamas, all the single mamas..." to the tune of Beyonce...*L* Sent you an email. x

Rummuser said...

Helen, meditation, levitation, yogasanas and such delicious food, no wonder your posts are so fascinating.

TuTu's Bliss said...

Yummy!! This blog is my style. I love things that inspire me to eat rather than run. The world needs more of this kind of motivation.. spend less and eat more! Happy Sits day.

B said...

Ooooh, I'm supposed to be a 'bread free zone' at the moment (it does things to my tummy that I couldn't possibly share!) but that looks soooo good - especially with the toms and spring onion, it reminds me of a mediterranean holiday - yum!!!

B x

Lottie said...

Ok your badge is totally going on my blog as I love your Food lol

That breakfast looks AWESOME !!

Christine said...

Oooh, your choice of tomatoes, onions, oil, herbs and COLESLAW! looks divine!! Yum...drooling here and it's not even 7 a.m. :D..

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh yum yum yum. What time should we be over for breakfast????

Happy SITS!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

WOW - does that bread look awesome!! Happy SITS day!

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

How did I miss this yesterday and I know you posted the recipe for the bread somewhere...every time I see it I want to devour the entire loaf! With gravy and a pint. Yes, I am a glutton.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love the food you prepared! looks like to die for!
I just love your blog too,very creative and eye-candy!.
Love Scotland, too.
I am your newest follower!
Have a great day! :)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Am I too late to get a slice? Congrats on your SITS day!

Cheryl said...

How delicious looking! I needed the inspiration to do a better job sticking to the budget & coming up with food ideas. Stopping by from SITS:)

Stephanie said...

Wow!! I'm itching to go make some bread now!

Laura said...

Oh man.
These pictures are making me super hungry for a good ol' fry up with fresh from the oven bread.

JoeyRes said...

Your bread looks so yummy. I'm just about ready to have lunch and I wish I could have some of that!

Found you on SITS - happy SITS day!

Gigi said...

I love homemade bread. congrats on sits of the day. I saw your blog there..
I love your design..

Luschka said...

Good heavens! We're in London and struggling to survive on £60 a wee. In fact, we survive nicely as long as you don't count what we spend on nappies, ad hoc things like my mom's group lunch today or any extras like that! Looking forward to following your blog and learning how you do it!

Kriste said...

That all looks yummy!

Mama Bird said...

Visiting via Sits, Happy Day! Love food! Pop by my food blog when you have a sec! www(dot)mamabirdnest(dot)com. Thanks!!

Leah Rubin said...

Everything is lovely and delicious looking! Glad I found you-- happy SITS Day!

FabulousTerrah said...

Um YUM. This post just made me ridiculously hungry. :) Off to wonder at more eye candy... Much luv from Texas!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

Yum- you're quite a Julia Childs!

Maxie Gregg said...

This food looks SCRUMPTIOUS!

Christa Terry said...

So jealous of this fry up! It's just not something I can get properly made in the States, and not something I have the energy to make for myself!