A friend who likes houmous came round and I couldn't bear to give him the supermarket pitta that always tastes of chemicals. So I decided to make my own, based on this recipe. Apart from calling it "pitta bread", the recipe is quite good but goes on a bit and I felt needed a bit … Continue reading Pitta
In a coffee shop I saw someone eating poached eggs and I was simultaneously envious and thinking I could make that. For the mess of vegetables: A beetroot with the leaves attached A handful of string beans A courgette Spinach A few cloves of garlic. Saving the leaves for later, peel the beetroot, top and … Continue reading Poached Eggs on a mess of vegetables.
Fava beans (1½ cups) Olive oil 2 medium sized tomatoes 2 onions 1 aubergine Garlic Salt For the spice mixture Lump of root ginger Green chillis Turmeric powder, ground cumin Cardamom seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, onion seeds Soak the fava beans for 12 hours (optional, you may need to cook them a bit longer … Continue reading Fava Bean Dahl
The Irit makes the most delicious Muesli which knocks porridge and shop bought muesli out of the park. Keeps me going 12 hours sometimes. Barley flakes 500g - roast 170C fan oven, 18 mins Rye flakes 500g - roast 170C fan oven, 18 mins Oats 500g - roast 170C fan oven, 18 mins Brazil nuts, … Continue reading Muesli
You would make challah A slice from a block of yeast Mixed with sugar and lukewarm water Left in a warm place Until it bubbled and fizzed Then adding flour, eggs, sugar, salt, more water You made a loose dough, sticky, wet You proofed it twice Before forming it into plaits When it had risen … Continue reading Challah
Religious relatives used to remind me of your Yahrzeit but I didn’t need that. I would mourn you every day. In the same way as I feel that everyday is my birthday. Anniversaries are too literal. They make these things into duties. But recently I haven’t thought about you too much. So why am I … Continue reading In Place of Yahrzeit