Cole’s Law: Thinly sliced cabbage …
I’ve had some strong cravings lately; notably vinegary tastes, like my oriental coleslaw and rollmops. With a fridge choc-a-block full of weekend leftovers, and a looming deadline, I left Mister Taylor to see to his own supper and decided – for once – to observe Meat Free Monday and indulged in a three-course meal for myself.
First up; red cabbage salad with tangerine, cucumber, cashew nuts and chilli; with a dressing of sugar, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and Verlaque’s sweet basil infused olive oil.
My ‘main course’ was a rollmop with a potato boiled in vegetable broth. In my hunt for rollmops to satisfy my craving on Saturday, I enquired at our local Spar and the store manager led me to the cleaning isle. Embarrassed on his behalf, I bought a broom and left, crestfallen at my failed mission. My husband later found a jar of the elusive little herring at another store; just three in the jar, and what a delight they’ve been.
Small plates, you say? But of course; I had to tackle a large slice of Nigella’s hefty cake! I take back everything nasty I said about her yesterday, this cake really is worth the irritation I experienced while making it.
But now back to work, my deadline’s a day closer and – if she’s reading this – my publisher will scold me for wasting time. I hope she likes my newfound habit of using em dashes – I’m growing very fond of them 😉