Yesterday when I was driving to work they announced on the radio that it was going to be 35°C in Johannesburg, it was 6:30am and it was already 22°C in the car. The new “corporate directors” of the company have told me I cannot park in my usual spot under the shaded tree so I leave my car at security in full sun all day. When I headed home in the afternoon it felt like like it was 50°C in the car (sorry I did not check the actual temperature). So when I got home I had an electric fan going in each occupied room. At 10pm I was looking at this …
Imagine going through hot flushes (menopause), not able to open windows because of mosquitoes and feeling that even the flame of the candle is making the room feel warmer.
4 Large Brown mushrooms (cleaned and stalk trimmed)
Fresh breadcrumbs (1 slice of bread)
1½ tsp garlic (chopped finely, optional)
1 Courgette (trim ends, do NOT peel, finely grated)
Salt & Pepper
Cheddar Cheese (grated)
½ Onion (grated)
2 tbs Olive oil
- Pre-heat oven 175°C.
- Wipe or lightly rinse mushrooms. Remove stalks and discard ends. Finely chop stalks and place in a bowl. Place mushrooms cap side up on cutting board to dry.
- Add breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, courgette, salt & pepper to the bowl and mix well.
- Lightly brush mushroom caps with olive oil, turn them upside down still working on the board. Brush the outer edges thoroughly with oil. Sprinkle salt over mushrooms (optional).
- Spoon breadcrumb mixture into each mushroom and pack tightly. Each one should be filled with a well rounded heap of filling.
- Place mushrooms in buttered baking dish.
- Cover each mushroom with grated cheese making sure the outer edges of the mushrooms are neatly covered so that they will not burn.
- Bake 15 mins, 175°C.
I came across this interesting edited photo and although I don’t have photoshop I took a basic picture editor and took a bash at coping the image.
We have received quite a lot of rain in the last two weeks and the grass (and pesky clover ;) ) have had a chance to get height. I spotted 3 tiny toadstools and took the best photo possible to replicate the one shown above. It took some time and it is harder than it looks. What do you think?
Do you want to show me that your editing skills are better than mine? Well go ahead take any of your photos or have fun with my original photo (below) and I will follow your link and have a look. If you are familiar with Photoshop I would love to see how an expert does it :D
Ok, so now I am on leave.
The first thing I must do is get my body
and mind adjusted, feeling stupid when I
wake up at 5am and it isn’t a work day.