I see that Marmite has been given a Royal warrant. About time! The famous savoury ingredient has been made from the same ingredients – brewer’s yeast, salt, spices and celery since 1902. In 2007 a Guiness flavoured Marmite was launched and later a champagne flavour for Valentine’s day There are lots of famous people who enjoy Marmite but the person who said ” I’d do anything for my children except have a Marmite sandwich” must be mad. It was Madonna
This is my favourite Marmite picture
Marmite is always on my breakfast table
‘Thank Goodness’ Chilli
I have been working my way through the ‘Thank Goodness’ range, and today I came come to the wonderful Chilli (full title Chilli Senza Carne i.e. ‘without meat’). A wonderful product – tasty, hot, looks good with its shades of red colours. The ingredients are all natural (no E numbers) I really love this chilli. So easy to defrost and cook – all in the microwave.
Bernadette told me of a meat eater who said that she”never really liked meat chilli until this one, and that is because of the textures”. I agree.
I served it with brown rice, rocket from the garden and some Alpro yoghurt
Here’s Mike tucking in. It’s interesting that there are many veggie chillis around at restaurants, but most have Quorn mince and /or soya mince as well as the beans, but this recipe – perhaps because Bernie has put in chunky vegetables, green lentils and brown rice into the recipe, the textures are more interesting than it just being red beans. Of course, the fact that there are other grains and pulses added, makes the protein content higher.
I found the chilli fairly hot, and was glad to have the yoghurt with it.However, let’s face it, if you buy a chilli, you really dont want to be disappointed by it being a bit gentle! Bernie told me that she always has the rice, yoghurt and salad with it, so that, if people find a chilli too hot, they can temper it with these cooling sides.
Wildlife round about here
And lastly the local wildlife. We do a lot of walking so here are few local shots.
The bluebells nearby at the Aqualate Woods, which Mike took a photo of last week, were wonderful. Those colours are amazing.
Signets (9) and a heron photographed on the canal today. The heron, below, is getting particularly brave – just beyond someone’s garden.
We always have two families of swans; one on the east end and one the west end of the canal so during the summer months they are a great source of enjoyment
especially for viewers who are family and friends, here are three photos relating to our younger son’s marriage last week: Richard married Hannah
Left R & H. Right top me with my brother and sister R bottom me throwing confetti
Have a lovely summer everyone