Hard day at work, Christmas cheese tasting with @paxtonscheese and this is my favourite. Cremoso from Spain. Slice the top off, dip a spoon in and drizzle onto crusty bread or an oatcake and eat. Just delicious. This is heading into my Christmas festivities and any other excuse I can find to eat it. They all were good except one, for me. Loving the care that goes into selecting these cheeses, supporting small producers, working with them so we get to eat fab cheese. Hats off to the producers and all the wonderful cheesemongers out there including Paxtons. We love you for finding cheeses for us to enjoy.
It’s been 18 months since we set the table for our gang of best friends to eat together. We were missing two special friends @jayneaustinprice who we longed for to join us, but one day soon. We coupled this with a bit of work on my part as I am tasting natural and biodynamic wines for a commission I am working on - yeah, tough I know. This was a starter plate of meats, and all sorts of crudités to give a good basis for the wines. Missing from the pic is @haxbybakehousedeli baguette, Arancini and fresh melon to work those taste buds. Following this is a huge pot of husbands secret chilli , then a board of great cheeses to give those Orange wines a good run for their money. 12 wines, great friends and a table of good, I feel totally and utterly blessed.🙏
Been feeling out of sorts for a day or two. Time for some uncomplicated nourishment which is when I go to the pantry and pull out the Dahl. Here it’s Urad, with turmeric, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, onions, veg masala, lemon juice, natural yoghurt - I can’t remember what else went in, anything I fancied in the spice drawer. Had this for my dinner last night and I immediately felt better. Speeded up the cooking using a @sageappliancesuk Slo-Go-Pro pressure cooking setting which cut the cooking time down to 40 minutes. ❤️