Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cauliflower Capers, and yet more pockets

So the day started fine, attached three pockets, end of pocketing for now.


Blue shirt, pinned in place


Now stitched, and a nice size for my hands, phone etc.


And the pink shirt with the tiny patriarchy smashing pocket in place. You can just get a couple of fingers partly in..

Then I thought I'd make a lovely cheese cauliflower broccoli bake, plenty of cheese in the house, and did so.

Well, I almost did so. I think despite its good looks, this may have been an end of season cauliflower. Fibrous, tough, after lengthy steaming and half an hour baking. 

Usually when you bake it, you want the cauliflower a little firm so it's still shapely after baking. This one had other ideas. The tips were tender, the rest could have used power tools.

However the cheese sauce was excellent, good cheddar, the last of the garlic spread, and the broccoli was fine. 

So after fuming for a couple of minutes, I ended up tossing the very toughest bit, then blending all the rest in the pot with a good chicken broth. It tasted fine.

So I declared it cream of cauliflower soup. Half a dozen helpings there.

Here's the trial bowl, with Japanese style garlic scapes featured.

Austenland came in, thank you for the recommendation, Debra. I'll watch it tonight.

This afternoon will be about reading one of the many choices I have lying around, including Unmarriageable on my Kindle, which I think is another Austen adjacent item, West with Giraffes, Ashton Warner, among a lot of others.

There's a textile presentation from HGA later. I'll see about that. If it's good I'll let you know tomorrow.

An up and down day in a way. Oh well.


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    1. I think I recognized Miss Charming from Best in Show!

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  2. Cauliflower with cheese sauce, oh my, one of my favourites! Some cheese sprinkled on top and a couple of slices of tomato then a minute or two under the grill....
    Sorry your colly was too tough, but you make it work in the end.

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    1. I usually love that combo. First time it hasn't worked well. But we prevailed.

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  3. Back when we wove fabric and made clothing, one customer asked for such a patriarchy smashing pocket on her vest. This was 1980 something, and we were not quit so progressive back then. She wanted the little pocket to hold her bus tokens.

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    1. Bus tokens? I'm guessing a kind of coin? I only know tickets!
      I think sometimes tiny pockets are also for watches, the kind on a chain.

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  4. Cauliflower and broccoli are on our menu a lot lately. I’ve never had a tough cauliflower though.

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  5. Wow. sorry it was tough...wonder why? At least you could still eat it. so not wasted.

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    1. my feelings, too! Good ingredients, not wasted.

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  6. You know- I think that cream of cauliflower soup sounds even better than the baked type. And it looks lovely.

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    1. I thought it was a good recovery! And it does taste ok.

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  7. I always think those little pockets are supposed to hold a watch, either a pocket watch on a chain or a smaller ladies watch when on the wrist wasn't a thing.

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  8. I'm wondering if those itty bitty little pockets might have been handy to carry the quarter our mothers always said we should have in case we had to call home when we were out. Much better than putting it in your shoe!

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