Thursday, 12 November 2009


We're a strange lot.

It's funny how people have little quirks when it comes to food, eating strange combinations of the stuff.

When I was little I used to love salad cream sandwiches. The bread had to be the square, polystyrene white type,...this being a novelty in our house because bread was usually of the rye type and unsliced.

Big bro, when he was first married, used to rave about beef dripping spread on a wedge of crusty, white bread, topped with a little sprinkling of salt! Eeew!

Junior has her funnies, too. She doesn't eat the skin off tomatoes or grapes!!

So, this week she has a cold. You'd think a nice soup would be ordered by my little She wants onion sandwiches. This is something that my mother is responsible for.

Mother, being a widow, now has the freedom to eat what she wants. One of her little inventions is the onion sarni. My boys love them, too!! does their sister. Funny little snack.

All it is is thinly sliced white onions...put in a bowl. Then add a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper and.....a little freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. It is better with red grapefruit, not the normal type. Lemon juice doesn't work as well. Mix it all up, cover with cling film and leave to marinade for a couple of hours then slap some in between two slices of bread for you to nosh:o) Mother swears it's good for your blood, hence there always being some of this in her fridge:o) It is nice, have to say, as long as you marinade it for long enough, to get rid of the raw onion taste.

We did take photos, but then the camera batteries passed over into another world, again, but I suppose it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what this dish looks like! lol

We made falafels..or rather, Junior did. (reminds me of a Friends episode..the falafel bit) Were lovely, wedged in a warm pitta bread, with Mother's onion invention...and a dollop of plain yoghurt. Yummy.

Next week on the home ed front and bearing in mind all this Badman crap that we're having to deal with, we are foraying into the world of the history of politics.

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