I enjoyed yesterday’s scramble so much I made another one today with just 3 ingredients: kale, egg and onion.
It was delicious.
Just what I wanted.
We went to Balham for lunch with James’ sister, Anne and her family.
We always enjoy visiting them and my children enjoy spending time with their cousins.
Anne is a fantastic cook. Not only does she make everything you eat, she makes things that are slightly unusual so I never know what to expect and am always happy to eat what she offers. Today was no exception. After some savoury crackers with drinks we had a salmon. A whole salmon which she had baked.
Soba noodles with mango, red onions and roasted aubergines,
and a green salad served with a vinaigrette dressing made with pomegranate molasses.
It was wonderful. Anne used a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe for the noodles and this one looks like it. We all loved it and cleared the huge bowlful she made.
For dessert we had a chocolate and chestnut cake with a fruit salad made from dried fruits cooked in vin santo and home made vanilla ice-cream. She had also made mango and a raspberry sorbet. They were all fabulous.
The fruit salad was a Nigel Slater recipe from the Observer Food Monthly and was really good. I had mine with the chocolate and chestnut cake but some of the others had it in a sundae dish, layered with the vanilla ice-cream which looked wonderful too.
After a lazy afternoon and then crumpets and Christmas cake, we headed home via someone special in Streatham who had some very tasteful Christmas decorations.
We had tea and Pannettone and got home rather late.
So my festive eating has come to an end. Apparently the average Brit puts on 5 pounds during the Christmas season. I couldn’t get to Weight Watchers tonight so I am not sure what the damage was but according to my home scales it is 4 pounds. I have no other Christmas dates in my diary so from tomorrow, I ma beginning a very strict January and intend to end the month with a 3 and a ½ stone loss. I have enjoyed my lack of restraint but am looking forward to being supremely good and feeling healthier again.