They both get more bitter with age. (That is clearly a JOKE, and not a true reflection of my feelings for the Welsh nation) Perhaps you can supply a better punchline? Continue reading “Why is a walnut like a welshman?”
Home Cooking Made Easy p99
The way Lorraine talks about sweet potatoes, you’d think they were some kind of novelty. Her description starts “I cracked open one of these sweet potatoes recently …” That’s a clever trick. It continues “… to be greeted with an exotic-looking orange flesh.” Was this a surprise, Lorraine? What kind of a chef are you that you aren’t familiar with the colour of sweet potatoes? Though obviously, we already know they’re not her favourite orange root vegetable (see carrots).
Continue reading “29. Sweet potato & salmon fish cakes with chives & lime”
Home Cooking Made Easy p124 and p191
heart·y adj. 4. b. Providing abundant nourishment; substantial: a hearty meal.
I think Lorraine may have overstated the case here with her paella. It’s certainly very pleasant, but not exactly abundant in nourishment. Of course, she might have meant the other meaning of hearty – a meal fit for a pirate (“avast, me hearties”) – but this would also be some way off the mark. Continue reading “27. Hearty Spanish paella, and 28. Extra gooey pecan pie”
Home Cooking Made Easy p177
After mocking Lorraine and her “baking is always easy” motto, it’s good to see her take on the whisked sponge. Needless to say, she doesn’t list all the potential pitfalls, as that would rather detract from the “easy cooking” image. Continue reading “26. Shameless, flourless, moist & sticky chocolate cake”