Well this week has been a very interesting week; it’s been a roller coaster to be frank.
I’m sitting here eating Shiraz infused chocolate (which is just delicious) and mulling over in my mind the last few days.
Wednesday I visited my girlfriend Zoie's for tea, she made me a fat juicy steak with a red cabbage and walnut salad. This particular friend of mine is what I would call a driven cook. She makes almost all her sauces from scratch (and likes to regularly tell me this too) and she is the only person I know who will come home from work and cook a 3 course meal just for just for herself. She LOVES cooking and I LOVE her cooking for me! We have also had a tongue-in-cheek boasting-banter going on for the last year and a half. If she makes something delicious, Zoie will send me picture of it with a text that says something like this; “Mmmmmm, smoked salmon falling apart on a bed of herbed couscous drizzled in a pepper lemon sauce! And it’s alllll miiiiinnneeee”. Then a few days later she’ll get a text from me with the words, “dukkah encrusted lamb cutlets, I’d save you some but I already ate them all! So sad”.
After the steak and half a bottle of wine, we ventured back into the kitchen to make some lavender shortbread. Lavender shortbread, I must say (after you get over the thought that you might be munching on one of those scented pillows you put in your underwear draw) is actually quite nice!