Beano Plato with Tat Soi and Sweet Potato

individual portion

187.5g tinned Butter Beans
30g Cheddar Cheese
1 Albumen lightly whisked
about 12g thyme, stems removed, leaves chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
30ml Sunflower Oil
300g Tat Soi, stems sliced medium across, leaves whole as mostly small to medium
lemon peel (previously thinly sliced, in slivers, parboiled 15min and frozen) thawed
40g toasted Pine Nuts
150g Sweet Potato halved longways

Preheated oven to 220°C
Wrapped the Potato in foil loosely but closed
Baked for 47min at 220°C
lowered the oven temperature to 190° for the Plato
continued to bake for the remaining 23min

PLATO (5min and 20min)
In medium large frypan fried the garlic, thyme, and Beans seasoned with pepper in 15ml Sunflower Oil, in separate areas of the pan, until the garlic started to colour
for the last minute stirred everything together
left the Beans in the pan to absorb the flavours
After lowering the oven temperature
Prepared the Plato by mixing the Beans into the Albumen and also the Cheese
Made a small circle of the Plato in 20cm tim lined with parchment paper
Baked 20min at 190°C in the oven with the Sweet Potato

TAT SOI (15min)
In medium large frypan fried the Tat Soi stems in 15ml Sunflower Oil for 15min
8min before the end added the leaves on top
5min before the end added the lemon peel to the pan, gradually stirred in
3min before the end added the Pine Nuts to the Tat Soi

complete protein 18.6g
saturated fats 11.7g
5.3g uncompleted legume protein

W 238 abcd

Sable round brushes, colours and paper:
n.3 Raw Umber (unused)
n.7 Winsor Red Deep (unused)
n.4 Jadeite Genuine
Watercolour paper NOT 280gsm 38 x 28cm

additional exercise using all materials above:
please be with me as always is all when all else fails


waiting for painting above to proceed
thinking of how to paint the exercise

n.7 working diligently or not being allowed to
here God chose the colour red symbolising love, often, perhaps indicating no time can be wasted providing there is love
because love conquers time
though this may not be clear in one lifetime, perhaps that is why Petrarch did not make that connection in his poem of the Triumphs
these colours are so strong, they will likely be mixed on this occasion, red and green often makes a very dark colour, black or brown, but neutral, strange, symbolizing love and joy combined
some work that is so easy today used to be very difficult, over lifetimes of diligent work they have become easier
the work that was done with love
for example, at the V&A was a Constable sketch/painting called The Leaping Horse – “local Suffolk barge horses were specially trained to jump over three feet high barriers erected along the tow path in order to keep cattle from straying… the horse (in the painting) is in fact leaping over a crossing which takes the horse and rider from Essex into his native Suffolk”
now there are motorways
love conquers time

n.4 your loving light shines out through all your guides
this will need to be spaces kept white to shine out
so effectively negative spaces being made positive
like not being able to work not being as it appears
but being a light in some way
understood in its own time or not

n.3 Raw Umber is a murky dark yellow
reminds me of the fact that no matter how bright a truth may appear to shine at one time it is likely to be shown as incomplete if not erroneous in the future
all part of life’s rich tapestry