A blog about cooking with a surprise set of ingredients.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A bit crabbit



Henrik:
When I bought Lenny, I had actually thought of buying a crab for Hazel instead, because it was one of my favorite things to eat when I grew up. Although, we used to eat it cold out of the shell with toast and my mother's home-made mayonnaise (made from only olive oil). I'm not sure this is the classical Scottish way to serve crab, maybe Hazel will serve it with oaths, whipped cream, raspberries and whisky, but I'm sure that would be good too... Good luck, darling!


Hazel:
What is it with all the crustaceans, I wondered as I took my first look at the bag.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A right royal feast



Hazel:
As the rain thundered down, I turned my mind to what to buy Henrik for his bag of ingredients this weekend. This being the Jubilee, I had the idea of getting him to cook jellied eels. With a touch of relief, I found that the fishmonger was right out of eels, so I bought some sardines, squid and a piece of sea-bass. Feeling somewhat patriotic, I decided to buy a few bits and pieces which might at a push be red, white and - well, blue... . Beetroot, double cream, white asparagus, red chilies, spring onions, blush pears and (departing from the theme a bit) oranges. Looking forward to seeing the royal results!

Henrik:
If you, like me are a reasonably indifferent republican, married to a stern