This cooking lark is exhausting. Today I cooked her celeriac and potato soup, although I didn't exactly follow the recipe, so I am not sure it counts. I realize toady how many corners I cut when I cook, not only an aversion to sieving but also washing up. I always try to use as few pans as possible. So when Elizabeth says to cook the celeriac and potato seperately I am bemused, does it matter, does it effect the flavour enough to justify a whole new saucepan! My variation was using up leftovers, key if this project achieves zero waste. I used up the celeriac that didn't cook properly on Sunday(will need to attempt boiling a whole celeriac to sieving point again), I reboiled and sieved laboriously. I then added leftover potato puree(mash), is this a disastrous move in culinary terms? I then added milk and seasoning and cream and made for a pale and tasty soup that could of improved on texture. Although with www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk baguette and butter, divine.
My other contribution today was peeling chestnuts, another labour intensive task that I am yet to master. I forgot we were out for pizzas tonight, light relief, so we will have the stuffed cabbage tomorrow.
I am still shopping locally and today I found toothbrushes and deodrant in Green Spirit and Alistair Sawdays latest Eat Slow Britain in Emmaus Charity shop, success.