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Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004, 09:26 pm
Wombat's cookery corner

Dinner tonight consisted of:
Stuffed turkey leg (though I fear the turkey with a leg that big)
Garlic and thyme roasted potatoes [1]
Carrot and parsnip mash
Brussel sprouts
Chicken gravy made with the juices of the turkey and the onions I left stewing in them while it all cooked.

Despite my best efforts (and with some help from metalrabbit the turkey turned out great. This, along with my pan fried breast of pigeon stuffed with asparagus last week probably makes me some sort of cullinary genuis.

[1]
Boil a bunch of baby spuds until they're slightly undercooked
chop up three cloves of garlic
strip two or three sprigs of fresh thyme and chuck the leaves in with the garlic.
Put about five or six tablespoons of oilve oil in a baking dish
Put the oven on "bastard hot" and stick the pan with the oil in for a few minutes until hot
Take it out, chuck in the spuds, garlic and thyme, mix it all together
Put the whole thing back in the oven for about twenty minutes to half an hour, stirring it all up every ten minutes

Now, time for the elderflower ice cream (anyone near donnybrook might be interested to know that donnybrook fair is selling the stuff, it's like vanilla sorbet)

Sat, Dec. 11th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

The ice cream was actually frozen yoghurt. It tasted like cheese.

Mon, Dec. 13th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
leftoftheedge

Donnybrook Fair is scary. I went away for two weeks and it doubled in size. It's alive, I tell you. Alive.

Mon, Dec. 13th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Not as scary as the prices though, they've utterly lost all self control when it comes to them. I never would have believed that a tin of soup could possibly cost a fiver but there it is.
Granted they at least have the decency to call it "venison and red wine consomme" or some such but I bet it's indistinguishable from oxtail.