I was trying to be a kind as I could; George Clooney was smothering me with kisses and begging me, almost weeping; “I have to have you or I will simply die!”  As I pushed him away, Stavros the Grocer arrived with my weekly delivery and began to apologise for having no fresh bok choy.  Then Wilson, the Labrador from next door, wandered in and peed on the carpet …

And there you have a perfect lesson on why it is a bad idea to go to sleep to soon after supper.  A heavy belly will give you the strangest dreams.

On a roll with my wraps, I decided to make a mutton and butterbean tikka curry for supper.  I found a better recipe for the wraps here (doesn’t need eggs and delivers a much lighter wrap):


I met Jenny Morris through blogging and she’s become a dear friend over the past three years.  We planned a trip to Morocco last year, which sadly didn’t happen and this year, again, I can’t accompany her on her tour of China.  (My mother-in-law’s precarious state of health makes any long-term plans impossible).

Through Jenny, I was introduced to food writer Jackie Passmore’s book ‘Curry Kitchen’; if you like your spice, I can recommend this book.


40 Comments Add yours

  1. slpmartin says:

    I have made that same mistake…eating the right things at the wrong time…with the result being the most amazing dreams…well nightmares would be a more appropriate term…and since I had a most reasonable dinner I shall retire…but first must wish you a wonderful day and will visit with you in the morning…good night dear Cindy and thanks for the post.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I wish you the finest dreams, Charles.

  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Bwahahaha – I have never been able to see what other women see in George Clooney. Is there something wrong with me? The roti sound so easy… Thanks Cin. Have a good Friday.

    1. theonlycin says:

      If I could have chosen the bloke to star in the dream, adee, I’d have opted for Colin Firth 🙂

  3. Tandy says:

    fantastic that you made wraps! Good morning 🙂

  4. Supa says:

    The curry looks good, I must have a go at these wraps.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Very easy Supa, I wonder if FTLOW are going to allow this post, given the ‘racy’ nature of my dream?

  5. deepercolors says:

    I’m sorry but George Clooney is mine. :-] His family even comes from the same place as my maternal great (great?) grandfather. So Ha!
    (Mayesville KY – USA)
    Isn’t this ridiculous?

    1. theonlycin says:

      A girl can dream 🙂

  6. souldipper says:


    1. theonlycin says:

      Go figure, aren’t I a good girl 😉

      1. Jamie Dedes says:

        Fabulous dream … except for the dog wetting the carpet … and sounds like a great recommendation for a cookbook … love curries!

      2. theonlycin says:

        A delightful book 🙂

  7. leigh says:

    Good grief! Know anyone called GS Wilson? 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, I don’t believe I do 😉

  8. aardvarkian says:

    I wish your mother-in-law well, Cindy xx

  9. buttercup600 says:

    Never had a thing for George Clooney…give me Liam Neeson anyday…and I won’t have another nightmare ever again!! Have a great weekend girlfriend xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Of course you won’t have any nightmares, you’d never sleep 😉
      Enjoy yours too Hon.

  10. nrhatch says:

    Funny dream ~ Bok Choy before Boy Toy!

    I just realized that you are MAKING the wraps, not just stuffing store bought tortillas. That makes my comment from yesterday rather glib sounding to me. : )

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehehe … boy toy!
      Yes, this is my year for upping my domestic goddess rating 🙂

    2. nrhatch says:

      For an observation about your “domestic goddessness” . . .

      1. theonlycin says:

        Thanks Nancy 😀

  11. gospelwriter says:

    oh, what a relief to find it was a dream – well, for sure the dog-peeing-on-carpet part… 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      He’s a rather large dog …

  12. klrs09 says:

    I have always wanted to try making my own wraps — when I get back from my motorcycle trip this long weekend I will definitely have to give it a try. The way you write about food and cooking is like a love song. I am inspired!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Then my blog is doing its job well 🙂 Enjoy your trip.

  13. klrs09 says:

    okay! lol — the lovesong comment was meant to be posted to your mushroom and leek tart recipe — but, consideering you were dreaming about George Clooney. . .

  14. Count Czardas says:

    In my dream George Clooney was smothering both Stavros the Grocer and Wilson the Labrador with passionate kisses, and then they all three pee’d on your carpet and went off to a nearby diner where Jenny Morris served them Moroccan butter bean wraps.
    “And that’s a wrap” she giggled.

    1. buttercup600 says:

      OMG….I nearly fell over from laughter reading this!!!….That was hysterical…tried to visit Count but the link’s broken!! LOL xx

    2. theonlycin says:

      You wonderful fool Czardas 🙂

  15. Naomi says:

    LOL! Love the way you weave a story, Cin…especially one involving George Clooney 🙂 That curry looks AMAZING! Sorry to hear about your Mom-in-law’s state of health, though. Warmest thoughts about that, x

  16. Hi Cin, Amy have been telling me about your blog. Wonderful. I’ve viewed a few posts when I have time and said to her that you must be Jamaican because you sure cook like one. Love this recipe. As a Jamaican, we love curry mutton and butterbeans. We add potatoes at time instead of the butterbeans.

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