Archive for November, 2008

The Big Turkey Curry

Last night was going to be a quiet night cooking for Beloved’s Grandmother’s party today. The doorbell rang once. The Aunt and English Uncle appeared, and stayed for a drink. The Sherpa appeared to help with the cooking. The Brunette arrived with The Eldest Daughter from Manhattan. The Guitarist and his daughter turned up. The […]

Scenes from a Thanksgiving

Flowers for the hallway, and for The Volunteer. Table flowers, and yes, those are peas. I wouldn’t normally do pink, but the flowers are also doubling for a party on Saturday night, and the honoree adores pink and purple orchids. Mini-me laying the table. The lovely Teenager, who helped with everything, particularly keeping Mummy sane… […]

Who you callin’ calm?

I am not a screamer, nor am I the type of woman who gets over-emotional. Except when I’ve had seven nights of no sleep. Today, I turned into a screamer. Happily, it wasn’t at the post-tonsillectomy terrible twosome, but unhappily, it was at The Republican, who, I believe, is sunning himself in Florida while I […]

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle The first thing The Sherpa does is make gingerbread, which frankly, seems to me to be absolutely bonkers. The Sherpa is a wonderful cook, but she and I cook very differently. She likes fine, French food, and I like throwing things together, very easily, and eating family style. We threw a dinner […]

Salmon Coulibiac

I have lifted this almost entirely from Delia Smith, who has the best Coulibiac recipe I have ever eaten, so my apologies and thanks… Ingredients 1ΒΌ lb (560 g) salmon tail fillet, skinned 1 x 375g pack of ready-rolled fresh puff pastry 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white basmati rice 1 cup fish stock 1 […]

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