Monday, 29 September 2014

Fried Ham Wraps

On Sunday I was hanging out wet clothes washing and taking off what was dry from the line.
My mother had arrived over for coffee and naturally helped me to do the washing.
"You should turn your good clothes inside out when hanging them on the line" Mother said.
"Mother" I replied "Washing the clothes is not an art form, it is something to do as quickly as possible".

I think lunch should be like this too, cooked as quickly as possible so you can enjoy your day.

N.B.  Most of our mothers did not work after they were married, and had ALL day to do chores.

                             Take one wrap and fill half of it with whatever fillings you enjoy.  
                                                Include cheese so the wrap melts together.

Super Quick Lunch Time Fried Wraps

2 white sandwich wraps per person (you could use burrito wraps)
sliced ham
mozzarella cheese, grated  (you could use tasty or cheddar)
tomatoes, finely sliced
pickled jalapenos, sliced
olive oil, to brush wraps

Lay one wrap on a tray, add 3 slices ham to cover one half of wrap.
Place sliced tomato on top, sprinkle with black pepper, then add the sliced jalapenos and sprinkle with cheese.  Fold over top, brush lightly with olive oil.
Heat griddle pan over medium heat, carefully place folded wrap on top and cook for 2 minutes.
Brush exposed side with olive oil then gently turn over with a spatula to brown underside for 2 minutes.  If desired, you can turn again at a 90 degree angle to create this cross hatch effect, fry for 1 minute then turn over at 90 degrees to create the crosses on the other side.
Place on a plate and cut into triangles.  Eat warm, or at room temperature.

Bon appetito, Enjoy, Merryn.

I ask you, seriously, do you turn your clothes inside out on the line so they don't fade?
Does anyone actually enjoy washing clothes?
I would rather be in the kitchen cooking, or walking in the garden.

Citronella Spray for Keeping Insects at Bay - My Unique Creation

The recent rain has meant mosquitoes have laid eggs and bred, well, more mosquitoes.
Flies that lay dormant for winter have resurfaced now that it is Spring.
My bees do not like commercial anti-insect sprays and have been attracted to - yet repulsed by these sprays so we do not like strong smells in our garden.  Nor do we like bee stings.

I will always use a natural alternative whenever possible,
such as this Citronella Anti Insect Spray. 

Distilled water is basically fresh rainwater that has been allowed to settle for a few days.
This Citronella Spray has a light, pleasant fragrance and is nice on your skin.

This product has been road tested in my backyard, directly in front of bee hive entrances.

Citronella Anti Insect Spray

250ml distilled water
2 teaspoons olive oil
130 drops Citronella Essential Oil

Diffuser bottle in which to store the spray.
Pour in measured water, add olive oil and count citronella drops.  Put on lid and shake to disperse.
Give it a light shake before using so that the oil is mixed through the water.

Enjoy, safely, Merryn.