Elsie Hogfat

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Inspired by the always inspirational  Birgitta Högland and her recent cheesecake, we once again took the cow by the horns, so to speak, and have conquered yet another low carb dessert.   Dedicated readers of this creative experiment may recall that I have not always looked kindly upon low carb desserts.  Indeed, it is possible the word “abomination” was used at some point.    We shall speak of this no more.  With the arrival of Mr Snowie and the judicious use of a chicory based sweetener, things are looking brighter for Lentilla when she absolutely must …

have something sweet…. … like a baked ricotta cheesecake.

Now if you want recipes, I suggest you visit Ms Hogland or many of the other wonderful cooks you can find in my links section.    This cheesecake had a base made from butter and what Lentilla calls “gruel” which has nuts, psyllium husk and some seeds in it, all ground up.   It’s an nice dark biscuit colour.  The filling was free range eggs, freshly ground almond flour, ricotta cheese, a small piece of brie that happened to need eating, vanilla, chicory sweetener and the zest of a lovely bright Maya lemon.

I served it with strawberry sauce (juice of that lemon, strawberries part blended and part rough chopped, and sweetener) and whipped cream, and it was very well received.

This is what Lentilla also eats…


When Lentilla refused to eat eggs because of the cruelty of battery hens, free range eggs were not sold in supermarkets as they are today.   Now she is very lucky, living in the country with many lovely farmers and gardeners and householders selling free range eggs of all kinds; hen, duck, goose, quail and guinea fowl.   These are hen eggs.

And this is ALSO what Lentilla ALSO eats…

Free range bacon.  This is a single thick cut rasher.

And this is a Breakfast of Champion (Dancers)…

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Just like Nana made.

Remind me please, Lentilla, next time!

If I get a technical problem and I keep trying to solve it using the same method, over and over?

It’s probably not going to work.

It’s fine to try a solution once or twice but your giddy aunt (me) has a few stubborn streaks, remind me to try a fresh look, please.

Or better still, won’t you help me more?

What have you been doing today while your great aunt has been attempting to ~upload~ this photo?  Earning a living?  Again?

Well, someone has to bring home the bacon…

And this dish was lovely.

Look how simple it is.

I made it thinking of your Nana B.  who I know would make you this kind of food and how pleasant it was for you.

She knew her onions.

If you had kept your health you could probably have eaten this in its original form with mashed potato but unfortunately for you, Lentilla, your metabolism has been ruined by all your years of vegetarian “healthy” whole-grain low fat foolishness, a fact that I am very sorry about because I see how hard you work to restore your health and how slow the progress is… but that is just a fact, and there’s no point crying over facts.  It is what it is.

You can still enjoy this meal, with mashed cauliflower instead.

And if you really wanted something green to adorn the plate, you could pick a sprig of parsley from the garden.

Mismatched plates.

Gold in my mouth this morning with a lucky find today at the place where Lentilla and Treasure volunteer.  Mismatched plates are perfect for my new photography hobby.  Get those batteries re-charged Lentilla, I’ve got dishes to photograph.