Saturday, 24 February 2007

Baking and Odd job day

Now moored at Linslade / Leighton Buzzard.
Total of 145 locks and 1061/2 miles since 5th Nov 2006

Living on a board is full of firsts. Today it was baking in a gas oven. What to do with over ripe bananas? Only one thing for it, a banana cake or something. Oh dear where do I start? No butter only oil, well, 225gms is about 1 cup, I’ll try ½ cup oil, and the recipe says bake at 180 0c, well, how about gas 4, hmm! Well here goes, oh dear, no mixing bowl, oh well a casserole dish and a measuring jug will do. Must remember to put mixing bowl on the grocery list. I have one of those new silicone (or something) soft plastic like loaf pans and similar muffin pans. Well I used both as the mixture was too much for the loaf tin, cooked the muffins for 30 minutes (disappeared in ½ the time) and the loaf an hour. Success first time around, lovely moist banana/carrot loaf and 6 muffins.
With it being wet yesterday nothing much happened except reading and updating our website and other internet stuff.
Today the weather improved so I have made a start on tidying up the paintwork in the cratch area.
Before we left Apsley Mills we also bought some vinyl to put on the floor in the kitchen, bathroom and both entranceways. It was not an easy task working in very confined areas but I managed to get 3 of them done today. We are having second thoughts about the front entrance now we have the cratch cover so we may put some vinyl under the dinette table instead.

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