My name is Anne, I live in Wellington, and I'm a keen cook and even keener gourmande. I write about the food I love to make and eat, where it comes from, and anything else to do with food that takes my fancy or drives me to drink.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Christmas pudding time - soon
This is the third new post I've put up this weekend - but there won't be one this coming week, as I have visitors. Yesterday I set out to collect the ingredients for the Christmas pudding, meaning to mix it that afternoon and cook it today, but - no luck. These days the Shreddo suet doesn't appear on the supermarket shelves until a little before Christmas, and I was too early - they told me it would be arriving next week, and I won't have time to make it until the week after. (I guess I could go to the butcher, buy a lump of suet, and grate and flour it myself - but I won't.) They had no whole nutmegs, either. But I remembered that readers had asked for a Christmas Pudding Advisory when the time to make it came round again - so here it is. Here's the post with the recipe.
What I had for dinner - a real-life list of everyday food
Tuesday 3: Fish and calamari and chips for lunch (on special at the local) so just crackers and pesto and cheese and fruit for dinner.
Monday 2: The rest of the ratatouille with pasta and supermarket meatballs.
Sunday 1 March Family problems left a postings hole 18-28 Feb., sorry! Tonight I had ratatouille with three little grilled lamb loin chops (on special at NW) and fried leftover potato.
Tuesday 17: Some chips in town at 5 pm and a bowl of home-made tomato soup at 8pm.
Monday 16: For a friend's belated birthday, salmon marinated in red wine, potato chunks baked in stock, my neighbour's fresh green beans with onion and herbs, and little cape gooseberry trifles.
Sunday 15: Rump steak and a surprisingly successful fry-up of leftover potato, courgette, capsicum and cabbage, with a dash of Kaitaia Fire.
Saturday 14: At my friend's place for her seventieth birthday, a three-course lunch of hors d'oeuvres, her own smoked salmon with three salads, and gooseberry fool, followed by birthday cake - just a snack for dinner!
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