catch up

I’ve had a bit of a busy week.  Amongst other things, after an overly long and somewhat enforced summer break,  I’ve gone back to work, which is frankly a bit of a shock to the system, no more days spent pottering, cooking & eating, unfortunately it’s back to the grind;  but needs must. Hence haven’t had any time to write this but thankfully have still found plenty of time to cook & eat.

I also hosted another Open House Dinner last Friday, on the menu this time round was watercress soup with home made walnut bread, roast lamb with garlic & rosemary, boulangere potatoes & ratatouille with puy lentils followed by apricot tarte tatin & vanilla ice cream. Delicious wine again came courtesy of Tengreenbottles; Stroblhof Pinot Bianco & San Giusto Chianti Classico. My guests were great fun &  hopefully enjoyed themselves and the food as much as I did.

We’ve also eaten braised beef in a light broth with root vegetables and savoy cabbage, a truly hearty autumnal supper; had delicious steak & handcut chips at the pub, a great takeaway curry plus I cooked an impromptu birthday dinner of prawn pad thai & green chicken curry for a friend who had neglected to make any plans for his birthday, spaghetti with amatriciana sauce, a courgette, pea & feta fritata and a lot of chocolate & biscuits plus the odd piece of cheese on toast.

Now I just need to get back into rhythm of working, cooking & writing and normal service will be resumed.

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