When I was about eight years old, one of my cousins started helping at home, which meant she’d pick us from school and cook lunch etc. One side of her family came from Castile where the winters are very cold and you have to eat substantial food, so she started introducing us to stout meat and potato stews and other new ingredients that I wasn’t familiar with, which was quite a change from the food I was used to eating.
At the beginning, I was fine with this situation—the food was generally OK and the novelty didn’t bother me excessively. Plus, having her around meant I got to stop being the oldest of the younger people in the household (and thus didn’t have to be The Role Model all the time). And I most definitely loved teasing her teenage vanity; I took a special interest in hiding her cigarettes so she couldn’t smoke 😏
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A traditional, cheap and comforting one-pot dish 😋
We’re having this quite often, now that the weather is starting to get dark and nasty.
I use a pressure cooker, but a deep pot with lid works very well too… although it will take longer to cook!
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This week we’ve ventured outside of our Fitzrovia bubble and checked that
- it’s still pretty much a ghost town elsewhere too
- some things are timidly opening
- this does not apply to parks on Sunday
We’ve also cooked some wonderful things and I’ve discovered that DUKKAH IS THE BEST
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(to the tune of Prince’s song)
This week some significant events happened:
- There was a lot of purple-coloured things to consume
- Devvers found raspberries! And spring onions! It was the first time I saw spring onions in like three weeks.
- We got a food delivery that brought us twenty four eggs (yes, 24), amongst other things.
EGGTOPIA, just in time!
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