She is such an easy kid to get on with - how many people can say that about their partner's teenage daughter who comes to live with them - I am lucky.
So here is the recipe - may it make all your teenagers happy.
Broad Bean and Feta Salad
This comes from the book - "Gorgeous Greens" by Annie Bell
|Broad Bean and Feta Salad|
500g frozen baby broad beans ...my beans weren't babies, and my oil wasn't
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil virgin....still good.
juice of 1/2 lemon
sea salt, black pepper
3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced diagonally
6 tablespoons of coarsely chopped fresh flat parsley
200g feta, crumbled
50g rocket leaves, optional
Bring a large pan of water to boil and cook the broad beans as per packet instructions - or use fresh ones if you have them.
Drain into a colander and leave for a few minutes for the water to evaporate.
Toss the hot beans with the olive oil and lemon juice, seasoning and leave to cool.
Toss in the spring onions and 2/3 of the parsley. Scatter the feta and remaining parsley over the top and splash with a little more oil.
You can toss in a few rocket leaves, or serve the salad over a few dressed leaves.
Plastic Purge by Michael Sanclements
I may appear fanatical if you look at my reading material, but really I am just passionate, and I love non-fiction.
I figure if you get just one thing worth keeping out of each book, then you are winning.
I found this one really interesting, in that I learnt, for one thing, that one of the first purposes of plastic was to find a product that could replace ivory in billiard balls - there was even a huge reward offered for someone who could come up with a suitable man-made material.
Also that the energy from 9 plastic bags is enough to drive a car about 3/4 mile. Does that make you feel good about taking your reuseable bags to the shops?
This book is from our local library..I love that place!
I'm looking forward to a busy weekend at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival - hopefully for throw a few pics in next week.