Scone recipe

This recipe is the one that my mother uses to make scones. I intend on making some this evening when we will have a warm oven following the casserôle. Ingredients ½ lb self-raising flour; ½ level teaspoon salt, 2 oz. butter; 1 oz caster sugar; ¼ pint buttermilk; Extra milk for brushing. Method Sieve flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in butter finely. Add sugar. Add milk all at once. Mix to soft, but not sticky dough with knife. Turn out on to a lightly-floured board. Knead quickly until smooth. Roll out to about ½ inch in thickness. Cut … Continue reading Scone recipe

Eating always helps

It’s nearly a quarter to ten at night, and I have just realized that I have not really eaten much today. So, I am off to the kitchen to make something to eat. I suspect that it will involve eggs. Don’t think I even have any bread to have with them this evening. So, that’s not the best I have ever been. Still, it will help in keeping my weight in check for dialysis tomorrow. Every cloud has a silver lining! Continue reading Eating always helps

So, I’m not eating enough fruit…

Last month, I had my first appointment at my new HIV clinic in Dublin. Having continued with the clinic in the Mater Misericordiæ University Hospital since 2015 when we got to the city, I took the opportunity of having moved from the north inner city to Co. Laois of asking for a transfer to St James’s University Hospital, which is located close to Heuston Station, the terminus for the lines from Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Westport (all of which pass through the station for the town in which we now live).   The new consultant gave me a prescription of … Continue reading So, I’m not eating enough fruit…