Monday, March 8, 2010
I jumped on the scales today and the rewards are already showing. 1.7kg so far this week. It's amazing what you can achieve when you take an honest look at what you are eating! Keeping the online food diary is definatly helping me with the calorie side of things!
I am on the hunt for some preserving jars today to make this:
Wednesday, 28 March 2007: Episode 007 Grapes, pickled
400 grams white seedless grapes, cut into small bunches
300ml white vinegar
2 cinnamon sticks
12 basil leaves
12 black peppercorns
Cut grapes from the bunch into small bunches of about 8 grapesPut vinegar, water and sugar into small pot and bring to the boil.Place cinnamon sticks and peppercorns in the jar first and then pack grapes and basil leaves into medium preserving (no.31) jar.When vinegar mix has come to the boil pour into jar over the grapes. Seal immediately turning upside down to sterilise lid.
There is a fantastic recipe for a Chicken, Grape and Champagne Pie which I am going to try and it calls for these preserved grapes.
I am so hoping that my staff member doesn't call in sick again so I can actually go to the gym this morning! Fingers and toes kiddies!