Monthly Archives: October 2017

I can still recall the debate we had with our Religious Education teacher about a good deed resulting from a bad intention and contrary a bad deed resulting from a good intention. I didn’t study philosophy nor religion past college to have much of a qualified and studied opinion beyond that of a personal one. But I am still of the view more good will result from having good intentions and therefore this must be the leading factor when judging the two juxtapositions. And yet….“the road to hell is paved with good intentions”… I can’t help but wondering if Seneca had this (and Nero) in mind with his by now famous words “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

Nevertheless something that still fascinates me, and so seemingly my son when he asked me the other day “Can good people do bad things?”

After watching another documentary on Pompeii, I got quiet intrigued about the more palatable side of the empire. After all, one would think, they would be connoisseurs of the grandest kind, but after watching a few Roman Cuisine programs, it appears taste has evolved since. One of their absolute must haves was a fermented fish sauce by the name of garum. We weren’t too keen on experimenting with this but decided instead on roman bread (or buns as these were easier to make). I will post the recipe in another post as this was a trial version and I had run out of olives and fresh rosemary. But here is a video we followed whilst making it.

And yes, so easy to make, and delicious, I am thinking of preparing the dough the night before and make them in the morning…..this time with roman herbs 🙂

flour, yeast, sugar, salt, warm water and olive oil….fresh olives and rosemary will follow next time

buns in the oven 🙂

…and finished result

….or just a Friday morning. Whatever the title, one of a few moments I managed to seize. In the sunlight, waiting for a taxi to take me to the office.

carpe diem

An improvised day off due to a school strike, provided a good opportunity for baking scones and enjoying a proper family breakfast. As we looking forward to Christmas we even put on some Christmas Carols for getting-the-mood 🙂

getting prepared

star shaped scones

clotted cream and jam provided the icing of the cake