foodly happenings

As you will no doubt be aware, we abandoned wcoic 2014 after the group stage because life kind of got in the way and we rarely had a quorum of bodies in ThePalace(OfLove) to make seeking out recipes worthwhile.

But we’ve still been making an effort to try new things. When we were meal-planning, Joe/Frank suggested duck and pineapple red curry from the really excellent abc delicious: more please

I was somewhat doubtful because of the pineapple, but it was amazingly good, extremely simple and so very quick!

We halved the recipe and it was perfect for the 3 of us. Essentially half a bbq duck, some red curry paste, coconut cream, lemon-grass, spring onions, lime leaves, brown sugar and fish sauce in a wok.

Perfect Friday night food – this will be entering the repertoire.


Bessie was keen to expand her cooking repertoire from all-cakes/bikkies/slices-all-the-time and branched out into crackers. Don is in heaven!

crackers with zataar, thyme and fennel seeds

Really delicious! I (along with my waistline) will be delighted to follow the savoury adventure.


And last evening, Don cooked us an amazing corned beef which he’d been brining/pickling all week. I believe mostly from Ruhlman’s Charcuterie

I cannot even convey how wonderful it was. Surely the best corned beef we’ve ever had.


And while cooking, as ever, we’re surrounded by adorable, always-hungry kitties:

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