This past Sunday, clocks “sprang” forward one hour around the world in observance of Daylight Savings Time (DST), first implemented by the Germans in 1916 during World War I as an energy saving measure. The idea caught on. Currently 70 countries utilize Daylight Saving Time in at least in part of their country. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving.
It will likely take a week or so to adjust to losing one hour of sleep. That still does not explain how I managed to lock breakfast in our locking (self-cleaning) oven on Saturday morning. I am sure Daisy never had this issue. By the time I figured out how to reset the oven, our breakfast was now brunch.
Today’s treat is a savoury reat: Glamorgan Sausauges, a Welsh vegetarian dish. It is served hot at breakfast, brunch or high tea or cold at your garden party or even picnic. It’s my Dad’s Birthday today, and we would love these even if there is no meat in them.
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Cooking Downton Dinner
Last week I had a great time cooking Downton delights and sharing stories with Donna-Marie Pye for a class of Downton food enthusiasts at the Relish Cooking Studio in Waterloo, Ontario. A best-selling cookbook author herself, Donna-Marie had a great time talking plotlines, back stories.
The beautiful cooking store and kitchen studio is in a converted house with lots of character. The menu included beef consomme Bordeaux, truffled egg on toast, asparagus salad with saffron champagne vinaigrette, treacle tarts and charlotte russe.
Thank goodness there were little elves to do prep work and clean up. Donna-Marie jumped in with much gusto. The only thing better than having someone else cook a great meal for you, is having a great group of people to help you cook it.
Thanks again to the Relish cooking team, and to the ladies (and gent) who took the class. It is so much fun sharing Downton food with those who love the show.
Welsh Glamorgan Sausages: A Veggie Delight