Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sunday Sermons and Salmon

Today is week two of four consecutive Sunday mornings on the woman at the well - John 4.  Just glad he's not doing 56 sermons on the same passage as Lloyd Jones apparently did in the 1960s! This morning we were challenged that our faith is more than religion, but a real experience of a living God.  Powerful stuff.  Enjoyed the songs too - though hoped no one noticed that I was playing 'All my days' by ear as I had brought the wrong song book with me. 'Love Divine' for the last hymn - pulled out all the stops on the organ (literally) for a rousing finish :)

An early Sunday lunch of Salmon Parcels with steamed rice:

Pre-heat oven to 200c. Cut generous squares of foil and butter the middle bit.  Allow 1 salmon fillet per person.  Place 1 fillet fish on each piece of foil then add finely chopped veg - today we had carrots, spring onions, brocolli, chicory and leeks - you can add anything you have in the fridge but it needs to be chopped fairly fine and all the same size so that it cooks in the same time as the salmon.  You don't want overdone fish and underdone carrots!  Add 1 tbsp soy sauce per person and close up the foil parcels, not too tight so that the steam can circulate inside the parcel.  Cook in pre-heated hot oven for approx 12-15 mins depending on the size of your fillets.  It should be just done.  Serve with rice and more soy/chilli sauce on the side depending on your tastebuds.

About to go walking with friends - attempting the '10 walks in West Kent'  over our summer weekends - Horsmonden today.  Hopefully there will be 5 people and 2 dogs - can't wait.  Finishes at a Pub :)

Just going to make some brownies before I go for the youth group tonight.

Brownies: Preheat oven to 180c (160c if a fan oven) and grease and line a brownie tin.  Mix together with an electric whisk for 2 minutes:
275g butter
375g caster sugar
4 eggs
100g self raising flour
70g cocoa powder
100g packet dark chocolate chips
Pour into brownie tin and cook for 35-40 mins - should still be squidgy in the middle.  Cool in the tin then cut into squares.


  1. Mmmmm sounds yummy Joy. Brownie recipe next please! Wendy x

  2. Wendy - I've edited and added the Brownie recipes - from Mary Berry's 100 Favourite Cakes book x

  3. Love these blogs. Keep the recipes coming and we might start a Julie/Julia type attempt at doing them all (within the constraints of Bangkok ingredients)!


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