Hi Wafflers. How are you? I’m feeling quite tired but happy.
Last night I cooked this fish risotto. It was really delicious. I would happily gobble up another plateful of it right now, but there’s none left. For tonight we are having an M & S ready made lasagne with petits pois, which is just as well, as I can’t be bothered to cook.
The recipe for the fish risotto is from this book.
I’m sure for the low cholesterol version you’re not allowed the oodles of Parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top like we had 😂, but otherwise it seems pretty healthy and is very easy to make.
You start off with the onion and garlic, then the risotto rice..then the white wine..
Then the stock. Adding it gradually. This takes about 20 minutes.
I used a pack of mixed fish called “fish pie mix” from Ocado. Simples! I think we had salmon, smoked haddock and pollock.
The fish goes in for the last 5 minutes. I added lots of black pepper.
Cooked it a bit more.
Sprinkled some chopped parsley and a generous amount of grated Parmesan. Et voilà! I served it in our deep pasta bowls.
Yummy yum yum.
On a totally different subject, it occurs to me that there are a few local photos from the last week I haven’t shown you yet.
Wow! Still lovely roses. Such perfect petals.
Red kite in the sky. Looks tiny up there. Must be so fun soaring over Windsor looking down on us all.
I think this is a young ginkgo tree. I ❤️ ginkgos. I also like the name ginkgo! I hadn’t spotted this one before.
Autumnal tree and sky.
Talk about holding yourself back?! What is going on with this tree root? Self hugging? Isn’t nature awesome?
So tonight I’m listening out for our local resident owl again. My sister aka wildlife expert says it is most likely to be a tawny 🦉 owl. I wish I could see it, but it would be hard to find in the dark field behind my house that is privately owned land anyway. Apparently the females go “twit” and the males reply “who?” Sorry, I mean “twoo” but actually it sounds more like “hoo hoo hoo”. I think we’ve got a hoo-er rather than a twit-ter, so it’s probably a male tawny owl, but I’ll be listening closely later on…. makes a change from the noisy chattering crows. What birds can you hear in your part of the world? Anything interesting? I’d love to know. The great international Waffle birdwatch begins… 🦢 🐦 🦅……