Argh drowning in paper work. Divorce paperwork..My kids think I have a new job as a kind of admin clerk thing. I’m so behind on the stuff I do for a living! You know that thing that you do and then someone pays you! I am so not going into detail but round one happened yesterday and the second and final round will hopefully happen at the end of the month.
Anyway. Kids are happy and spanky, In between litigation and acrimonious back and forth crap. I actually managed to not only bake my pants off.. When it gets stressful over here, the pasta machine comes out and also suddenly my children become guinea pigs for the various variations of bread that I create. Tilda was completely enamoured of the “left over muesli, rolled oats, half a bag of sunflower seeds and wait for it – dried fried onion bread.” You know the kind you get from Asian food stores. It was really good. Honestly I am not kidding.
I also had 2 wonderful distractions. I was invited to Lily Vanili’s Bakery. She is really lovely. It was a hilarious couple of hours. We made Cadbury Crispello Towers. Oh my god, edible glitter a go go. My creation looked like a an explosion in a glitter factory. I took it home and my kids demolished it in seconds.
I also had the most brilliant evening at Cafe Spice Namaste. British Turkey invited me to spend an evening with Cyrus Todiwalla. He demonstrated a ton of dishes using Turkey. The much neglected only used for Christmas meat. Cyrus was wonderful and his wife Parvin such amazing hosts. He made amongst other things a turkey egg masala omelette. He showed me how to do the flippy thing with it. I attempted to do it. It landed with a splat on the griddle, Really embarrassing…. Oh and the most brilliant dish! He marinated and flavoured turkey neck and then cooked it in a pressure cooker. Divine. My plate was a pile of clean sucked bones. I think It has become one of my favourite bits of a bird. My ex mother in law would make the best West Indian curry and she would always keep the neck for herself..Now I know why! I think I am going to try to recreate Cyrus’s recipe this weekend.
I leave you with some photos from the weeks adventures. I will be cooking up a storm this weekend so recipes a go go next week.