It’s that time again. Goodness, where did January go?! It’s a new month, and it’s time for another instalment of In My Kitchen. I have three things to share.
First, I have my mother-in-law’s pepper pot made from the wood of a pepper bush. I’ve given it a good buffing, and it looks lusciously rich. I keep course ground pepper in it near the cooker. Every time that I use it, I remember her. We miss her a lot.
I also have some big, fat, scrummy prawns that I shall add to some home-made spicy tomato pasta sauce. These were the sweetest prawns I’ve had in a long time. The recipe for the tomato sauce is here.
I made the tomato sauce from tinned whole tomatoes. I use a tried-and-true recipe that never lets me down. It’s easy and completely delicious, albeit not exactly low in calories or fat. Sometimes I just need a bit of fat in my diet. To keep my joints oiled is my explanation. I reckon we all have explanations for doing something doctors say we shouldn’t. But that’s life. We make choices. I’ve decided to use butter rather than imitation stuff that’s cut with water or oils in order that it might claim “it is healthier”. I doubt that it is healthier.
And doesn’t it look pretty sitting there on that spoon?
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