Anne Else, 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
Sun 24: Courgette and potato fritters, bacon, red cabbage salad.
Sat 23: Out to friends for a terrific dinner: pate, then prosciutto with tomatoes, avocado, pesto; lamb rack with crispy potatoes, little yellow carrots, baby beets, courgettes, mint sauce, gravy; little cheesecakes with mango slices; superb cheese and slices of pear; chocolates and fruity panforte. Bliss.
Fri 22: Pumpkin soup, cheese omelette and salad.
Thurs 21: Friends in for shared Indian takeaways.
Weds 20: Pumpkin soup and homemade pizza.
Tues 19: Delicious tapas dinner with three friends at Basque, followed by Frida Kahlo play - terrific.
Auckland food blogger Nom Nom Panda has posted a terrific review of my book. Here's how it ends:
"It reads like a novel, but it is real, touching and insightful. It is an absolute gem, especially if, like me, you are interested in food, New Zealand from an earlier era, exotic faraway lands, and tales of love and sorrow."