This Week, I’ve Been Mostly Eating…

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DSCF8808This week, I’ve been mostly eating welcome back home food:

Good old Spaghetti Bolognese for a simple yet rewarding meal on the day of returning home. On that day, I always need comfort food which doesn’t require much shopping or cooking effort so that I don’t fall asleep over it.

Deconstructed Spanakopita, in an attempt to mimic one of the dishes enjoyed at Dio Deka. A partial success; the flavour was there, but the tiny filo pastry cones burst open. I guess I put in too much filling, and should have used three filo pastry layers rather than two. A filo pastry wrapped lamb wellington with a tangy lemon zest and jalapeno pepper layer – very nice in theory, but I overdid the lamb, and it wasn’t the most tender piece to begin with. All followed by Pudim Flan.

Split pea and mint soup, followed by slow-roasted pork, served with cabbages and a cheese-free potato gratin, and concluded with a light version of bread and butter pudding – all at M&L’s house, thank you!

Green asparagus with hollandaise sauce, a poached egg, and crispy Italian ham. A light meal, since we had a late pub lunch on that day already.

Vegetable hot pot with seared duck breast and a sampler of freshly made Bratwurst sausages. Just the right thing for this cool and grey May Holiday.


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