I love being on holiday…don’t get me wrong…but I could do with just staying put for a while…we have had fantastic times the last month in Spain then Burgundy…now tomorrow we are off to the Lake District for a large family gathering that occurs every 2 years in August. I know I will enjoy it when I get there – and I love the challenge of cooking for 15 people every evening – the house we are staying in has a fantastic looking kitchen – can’t wait for that. Hey..I am going to stop with the moaning…I’m lucky to be able to do all this…there will come a day when I can’t so let’s make the most eh! And I know fine well that when I am back to work I will be pining for these days. I am also a big fan of romantic poetry and especially of William Wordsworth – I always pack his poetry and biographies when I go to the Lakes – I feel near him.
The food up there is also fantastic and I especially love going to a family run store in Windermere called Booth’s. I have sorted out the menus for the next 7 nights – and I shopped til I almost dropped this morning. The car will be low sprung when we set off tomorrow! I love the challenge of feeding everyone for about £5 a night including antipasti and cheese boards. I will wi fi permitting try and share what I cook with you all over the next week. Much of it will be familiar to you, but hopefully the photos and atmosphere will entertain.
Tonight I knocked up a very tangy Thai chicken curry – lots of coriander and lemon grass and green chillis. So simple and seemingly cooked in every kitchen these days on a regular basis. Car is packed now and only the fresh food to go in tomorrow morning. Poached eggs and black pudding for breakfast on the morrow then we will hit the high road. I hope you all have a fine and dandy week. Will be in touch here soon!