Happy New Year!

January 2, 2007



O.M.G! Is it 2007 already? Huge wishes for the New Year.

Hubby and I decided to start this New Year with a clear head and fresh air. So we took off to the countryside in our ageing mean machine.

Our two bedroom cottage was on a farm near an aptly-named village called Nomansland. We had no mobile phone coverage and no cash machine within easy walking distance. I even had to wear wellies because my two-inch heels sunk right into the slushy countryside. Quelle Horreur!!

robert-james-small.jpgWe managed to find a lovely local farmer called Robert James (pictured with his prize-winning bull) and buy fresh sirloin steaks for dinner. As I started cooking them on New Year’s Eve, I gave hubby the simple task of lighting the coal fire in the living room.

Before I could say medium-to-well-done, the open plan living area was filled with great big clouds of black smoke. The fire alarm promptly went off and hubby had to go running to fetch the farm owner from the crucial moment in his murder mystery party. I stood there waiting, whacking the fire alarm off with a designer shoe to stop it from upsetting the cattle, hens, sheep, countryside in general and the other guests on the farm.

The rest of the evening was fairly uneventful but it did feel good to wake up without a headache on 1 January 2007. Hope I wasn’t the only sad sap taking it easy on New Year’s eve…


4 Responses to “Speedy Crab Cakes”

  1. IshitaUnblogged Says:

    April 17th, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Absolutely fabulous Mallika! I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to showing off my friends (virtual or otherwise), so here’s my nose reaching the sky (not in the manner of Pinocchio’s – it’s not a lie).

    Sharing your video:)

  2. Indian Lacquerade Says:

    April 17th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    WoW! Mallika. I have been stalking your blog for a long time now. This is such awesome news! I love your writing style and the recipes you cook up. You deserve this! Congratulations again!

  3. bijoy Says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Hi, Mallika,
    Please could you email me the recipe for the crab cakes. I would like to see what 2 cans of crab meat weigh and what brand.

  4. Ready to eat meals Says:

    February 6th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Easy ready to eat meals, perfect to go with plain or jeera rice.Even a good dish for snacks.

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