On this date, back in 1975 ‘Lady Marmalade’ by Patti LaBelle is #1 on the charts. My mother was outraged by the naughty lyrics “voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?” and would turn the radio off to protect my young ears. Today, in my own kitchen, marmalade has no racy connotations of coucher-ing with anybody ce soir or anytime soon, and just makes me think of a nice slice of toast.
Appropriately enough, the song played on the radio yesterday as I was about to serve supper. I’d done roasted pork neck, in response to Tandy’s weekly ingredient theme of ‘leftovers’, using the basting that remained from my Sunday night duck. The pink port and Verlaque (more treasures from the #FBI2011 goodie bag) worked beautifully together. Unfortunately the light was not good and my photograph is too bad to post, which means I shall have to come up with another take on the theme sometime this week.
Side View has chosen a winner for the second Pesto Princess apron. It goes to beeblu, who – if memory serves – is in Australia, and so becomes the owner of the very first Pesto Princess apron to be worn outside South Africa. This is her winning entry:
I don’t deserve the apron
‘cos I don’t do too much cooking
my attempts at cordon bleu
just end in tears and vloeking.
But wait! My man, my masterchef –
his old apron’s now a rag
if I win the pesto princess comp
I can dress him up in drag!
The third and final Pesto Princess apron is up for grabs and we’ve been casting about for ideas of how to give it away. Sidey came up with this one:
Write a catchy slogan for Pesto Princess.