When life gives you lemons – make lemon curd!!!
Sometimes I get a little carried away in the kitchen. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and while I was thinking about the meal I was going to cook for my husband and I (sound like the Queen there!!) I sussed that I had a load of lemons in the kitchen and some cranberries left over from Christmas in the darkest recesses of my fridge. So – cos I had nothing else to do! – I made cranberry curd and lemon curd. I had made both of them before but I tried a different lemon curd recipe this time (Darina Allen’s actually and it is by far the nicest ever). So as well as a meal of crab cakes, T-bone steak with chips, mushrooms and onions followed by lemon meringue pie, I also made these……. I don’t think they will last terribly long!!!
Actually just writing that has made me see how easily I am sucked in by descriptions on restaurant menus. I cooked T-bone steak and chips – but I could have equally described it as “pan-seared prime Irish T-bone steak (in fact very local – raised and slaughtered less than 5 miles from my kitchen) served with handcut potato chips, sprinkled with sea salt and served with slivers of mushroom and onion sauteed in a delicate garlic butter.” See what I mean??
Anyway, it all tasted bloody good!!!!
Posted on February 15, 2013, in Pootling in the kitchen (foodie musings) and tagged chips, cooking, cranberry curd, Darina Allen., food, food miles, lemon curd, lemon meringue pie, local food, oldcastle, steak, Valentine's meal. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.