Happy New Year!

January 2, 2007

 

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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…

Comments

12 Responses to “Curry with risotto”

  1. Christie@fig&cherry Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Well done Mallika! That could be a fab TV show… How to cook Indian food in Italy!

  2. Bharti Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    yah! You made it..good going! Desi khana in Tuscany…kya baat hai!

  3. dollybasu Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    inndia shinig in tuscany , ha ha ha

  4. notyet100 Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    nice menu,..i am sure mus hve tasted great,,:-)

  5. sra Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    What is the first dish, the white one?

  6. Ginger Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 2:39 am

    I sympathize! I had the same trouble when I went to Italy this summer too. Spices were the biggest problem. I’m really impressed :)

  7. mandira Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Indian food in tuscany… great job Mallika :)
    Mental note to myself… always carry masala!

  8. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Heck, I made curry pasta, so what’s wrong with curry risotto? Sounds perfect to me! Hope you are having a great time! Sounds glorious!

  9. Yash Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    the part ‘mentally reminding myself never to make fun of travelling aunties again’ made me smile.

    @sra the white dish is probably dahi-..uh something. I can’t figure out what those things topped with the dahi are.

  10. Mallika Says:

    September 17th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Sra – that’s the aubergine raita. It was the biggest hit of the evening!

  11. Pooh Says:

    September 18th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    You are such a trooper!And you’ve done fabulously given you were in unfamiliar settings.

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