I read ecstatic reviews about squash and just think, meh.
Although I do like marrow and courgette.
Anyways, nextdoors gave us an impressive piece of the tedious veg so I had to decide what to do with it.
Partner rapidly came up with a part solution. ‘Give half to our Indian neighbour.’ Good one mate. Apart from anything else he is keeping us supplied with nice hot chillies pickled in oil. Can you pickle in oil? OK, preserved in oil.
So we did. So then what next? A quick flick through my Indian (what else?) cook book and I found the easiest recipe ever.
Fry fenugreek seeds in oil.
Add cayenne, coriander, asafoetida.
Add chopped squash, put lid on and cook for about ten mins.
It even tasted all right!
I don’t want it every day, but it serves to use up free veg. Works well with other veg too as I added caul the second time around.
And no, I don’t want to try delicious rich creamy butternut squash soup, thank you very much.
Still on the foody roll, here is a rubbish menu.
Chicken liver parfait? Hmm. Is that a pretentious word for pâté? Especially as parfait is normally a dessert.
Pan fried scallops and black puddings.
Puddings? How many of them? Not something I have ever wanted to eat, let alone lots of them.
Serve with peas puree. Served? Possibly?
And Salad. Is this a special salad that merits a Capital Letter?
Onto our main course
Chateaubriand served with roast potato. What, one roast potato? I don’t eat much, but I normally manage more than one roast potato.
Julienned vegetables? I would have said vegetables Julienne, but styles change. For the worse.
Duck confit serve mash potato … what sort of English is that?
Back when I were a lass, gloopy duck à l’orange was all the rage. My mum did a duckling bigarade that was much the same but it wasn’t some syrupy sugary slop. Duck confit sounds pretty grotty.
And Patatas a lo Pobre … what sort of Spanish is that?
Can’t people in catering write English (French or Spanish) these days? I never saw this garbage when I was a kid.
Oh. And, I know. No vegetarian options.
The MoT in Gib has gone up for commercial vehicles from £40 to £55. This government really is an absolute accident waiting to be kicked out. I hope. And I helped vote them in.
A pervert and an arsehole.