Tuesday 1 February 2011

january is endless.

Well, clearly it's not as it's now February... but sometimes it seems it. Here are some photos of what I've been up to lately. Coming up after the photos - a recipe!

(not even half my stuff packed up ; our new flat, a little empty! ; 3 colours on my plate after a fry up ; conversations with drew about overthinking, and a dinosaur ; a very sunny train ride to exeter ; getting rid of my pointless collection of bottles and cans ; sunshine out of my window ; my messy but lovely bed ; shadow of my bed ; packing pretty fabrics into my vintage tartan suitcase ; whatever's in the fridge stew - not pretty, but VERY yummy)

with cheesy mustard mash.

So I guess if you follow this recipe, it's not technically whatever is in your fridge, but you can totally adapt it to whatever really is in your fridge. This is what I used...


6 sausages
5 spring onions
4 cloves of garlic
2 carrots
some green beans
loads of mushrooms
half an orange pepper
half a tin of baked beans
half a tin of chopped tomatoes
tin of kidney beans
half a pint of veg stock
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1. Cut the sausages up into chunks and put in a hot pan. Add chopped spring onions and garlic (I know it seems like a lot of garlic, but it doesn't taste like it) Meanwhile, boil or steam the carrots and green beans until neeeearly tender.

2. Add the mushrooms and pepper to the pan with the sausages. Then add the carrots and green beans too. Let them cook for a couple of minutes before adding all the tinned stuff. Give it a good stir and let it bubble away for 5 minutes or so.

3. Make up half a pint of vegetable stock (or any other stock you fancy) and pour it into the pan with the spices and things. Give it a good mix and let it bubble for about half an hour, or until the sauce thickens. If it still doesn't thicken up after half an hour add some corn flour.

Clearly, you can alter this recipe to fit whatever meat/vegetables you have.

Mash ingredients:

4 potatoes
100ml milk
heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
salt & pepper
handful of grated cheddar

1. Peel and boil potatoes. While they are cooking, mix the mustard, salt and pepper in with the milk.

2. When potatoes are tender, drain and mash, mixing all the ingredients together.

Super duper comfort food! I know it will sound like I am blowing my own trumpet, but quite frankly, I don't care. It was absolutely DELICIOUS, and my tummy is very happy.


  1. Ahh the pretty train ride to Exeter! Makes me wish I commuted via train still :( Where you moved to? xx

  2. Eee is that the new flat Lyzi?! It looks so lovely already, especially with all the natural sunlight (: I really like your little doormat! xxxx

  3. I'm in love with that suitcase. x

  4. Corr, sounds sooooo good. I totally need to try this at some point. I loooove comfort food (: Oooh, all the flat stuff is v.exciting! I love that part of the train journey. It always looks so good on a sunny day! I'm starving after reading this post. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  5. Ah your new flat looks lovely!! I wish i could live in a flat like that when i grow up. who knows i might do! Good luck with it all xx

  6. lovely photos,the flat looks great

    and oh my god the going to have to try that,it always turns out best when you use everything thats left in the fridge :)


  7. hmm it looks really delicious! I must try this recipe! (: Xx

  8. Aw, you're so cute! That recipe actually sounds really good, nothing like getting rid of all the bits and bobs lurking about in the kitchen. And mustard mash! Yummers! Glad you seem to be enjoying the new place :) xx

  9. Mmmmmmmm!!! Loving this, really hope your move is going ok, I know it can be so stressful!!! Loving all your photo's xxxx

  10. Oooh is this your new flat?? Looks gorge! I'm just debating whether or not to move out sometime in the next year or so, seeing your lovely new place is totally pushing me towards yes!!

  11. I knew that view looked familiar! I love the train ride to Exeter - the rather phallic looking rock makes me smile to myself every single time. Mature, I know!

  12. awh those are lovely pictures. kudos to the ikea bedding! i have that too, love it.
    and look at that view out of your kitchen! me likey.

  13. I love the suitcases you have you things packed up in, they're so cute :) Lovely photos xx

  14. OMG red rock in dawlish warren where i use to go on hols as a kid :) lush xxxx

  15. Good luck with the rest of the packing, and when you move into to you flat it would be lovely to see some pictures. It looks really nice!


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