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Murder most fowl at The Phoenix Nest

Quietly, and undetected the assassin was able to slip into the unguarded premises.  As he crept slowly through the house, he realised it was only moments before he fulfilled the task he had been preparing for, for what seemed like forever.  Not long and it would all be over.

Slowly, carefully he made his way up the ramp; his prey, just ahead of him in the dim light.  What happened next we will never actually know.  The assassin’s exact method of despatch will go to his grave with him – the only thing certain, Greta was now dead.

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The phoenix is now nesting

So, I’ve spent 2 nights here in my new place, and I’m just loving it.

It feels like home already.  There’s just a shitload more sorting to do.  Just finding places for everything.  I’ve still managed to accumulate a fair amount of crap to be fair.

But the kitchen is pretty much set-up – and I’ve done a bit of shopping to fill up the pantry and fridge.  I even made toasted muesli last night.  And yoghurt, just need to chill the yoghurt before having it, but the muesli is very yummy.

Recipe:

8C wholemeal oats
200g hazelnuts – I smashed them up a bit with the rolling pin
100g sliced almonds – could use whole almonds, and smash ’em too
200g sunflower seeds
80g pumpkin seeds
100g shredded coconut – don’t use dessicated – it’ll be too small
Put all this in a large roasting pan.

Then about 1/2C oil – I used rice bran – needs to have low smell/taste and about 4-5Tbsp of runny honey – in a pot to heat up.

Pour the oil/honey over the other ingredients and mix it up well.

In a pre-heated oven 130deg C…….for I dunno – about 40 minutes?  You need to check it and stir it up regularly. Just so it’s toasted – not charred!

While that’s toasting, chop up the fruit – or buy pre-chopped fruit.  Whatever takes your fancy – but I’d guess you’d need something like 500g of fruit.  I used: dried apple, pineapple and apricots, a pack of “Mother Earth Super Fruits” – cranberries, cherries and blueberries, and raisins….I think that’s it.

Once the toasting is done, cool it all down, then mix in the fruit and store it in an airtight container.  Serve with fresh, unsweetened yoghurt (Greek is good) and a swirl of runny honey – yum!!!

It’s nice having these kinds of comforts. Continue reading

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