Monday, 14 December 2009


Wow. It's been a long time since I was here last. It's not because I haven't been eating, or thinking weird things, I've just been hit by that awful winter laziness and simply can't be arsed to do anything at all. What have I been up to? Trying to work, trying to sell Christmas cards with little success, dreaming big dreams about moving house to Wales and then feeling very sorry for myself that this is probably a dream that will have to wait a while. What have we eaten? Nothing much of note - some amazing salt pork congee at my parents' house yesterday which blew my own version out of the water with its wonderfulness; a great, simple pasta last night that reminded me how nice things can be when you don't use too many ingredients :-); some more stuffed kabocha squash, this time with a spicy red pepper and tomato rice that I improvised. It was more-ish and squidgy - perfect for winter.

That's kind of it. I am behind with Christmas shopping and resenting it increasingly as the days pass. I don't really believe in big presents - just a token gesture and good company should be enough, don't you think?

The image above is of some hasselback potatoes that we made yonks ago. I think they need less butter than most recipes state - probably because we are not huge fans of really buttery potatoes, but it was good all the same. Here is Nigella's recipe for them. We used a different recipe, by Tessa Kiros.