I eat a low carb diet to prevent insulin being in my system, but we need some for fuel when the weather is cold. I make this snack.
Filo pastry rolled out very thin and cut in half
A pesto of olives – I use mostly black with a small amount of green olives
A pinch of kosher salt
On a greased baking tray, lay one half of the very thin filo pastry. Then spread the olive pesto. It needs to be even and thinly coating.
Lay the second half of pastry on top and lightly run the rolling pin over.
Brush with olive oil and sprinkle the kosher salt over the top.
With a sharp knife, cut into small bite sizes.
Place in a hot oven for 10 -15 minutes. Until golden brown. Allow to cool.
These are very tasty. The olive oil adds a warmth. Great with a refreshing drink. The olives can be replaced with basil pesto.
I have found it difficult to keep my breathing steady. The second course of antibiotics has worked but the cold weather has made it hard to maintain a steady breath. I’ve had to be outside a couple of times. I have had ventolin added to my meds for when I start to wheeze. It did not arrive until this morning so I had to use a neighbour’s a couple of times.
I am longing for warmer weather so that I can breathe well outside.
I have realised that the charlatan who ”helped” with my garden, also took the dust cover that I was using to paint my gates. It is not my dust cover. So that’s another expense. I had to buy more forget me knots as they are favourite flower, and despite explicitly explaining the difference between them and the weeds, he still pulled them up.
I paid him in kind. Generously. And then he had the cheek to describe it in derogatory terms. He told me he wanted nothing.
Another life lesson. A friend has helped me rescue most of the plants he promised to plant but never did. A real friend is coming later this week to help me plant the rest. Pete put some in water today so that they don’t die.
It’s not just Pete. It’s Pete Lambert.