Another simple vegetable curry, the sort of thing I don't get tired of eating: Ingredients: Half a butternut squash, one turnip, two red onions, one red pepper, one chilli, one tomato, a small handful of kale, another of red lentils, 1tsp of ground cumin, coriander and half of mustard seeds. Several cardamon pods, 1Tbsp oil …
Month: February 2021
Baked cabbage and bresaola pancakes
It's Pancake Day! Way back in June I was eating pancakes all the time because I had plenty of flour and no bread. You could just skip this post and go back to Operatic pancakes or Almost blinis if you prefer. But I thought I would make something a little different, something for a cold evening, something which does not require any finesse:
One summer, aged eighteen, I worked for the NAS International Biological Program, counting tardigrades and copepods in tundra soil samples. Most everyone else was a graduate student earning money during the vacation and the Arctic biome around Barrow/Utqiaġvik was a very long way from home. Mothers and girlfriends would send cardboard boxes of brownies, wrapped carefully in waxed paper, and we would await these despatches eagerly. The recipient would offer the box around before taking the letter and remains back to their Quonset hut bunk.
'In the more than four years that I've been living by myself I have never baked bread, but when the increased aloneness of lockdown took hold in 2020 I resolved to do so. It proved impossible to obtain yeast however so that my intention faded and was only fulfilled in recent January days when I …