What’s for dinner?

My pasta looked positively frumpy!

Was a little dry, so drizzled some of my red wine over it and….wow! Made all the difference. Will try that trick again. Red wine sauce, whodathunkit!

pasta green

Mexican style roasted vine tomato and black bean soup with cumin seeds, garlic, chilli, fresh coriander and sour cream. Toasted pain de compagne, mature cheddar and sea salt butter. Plus a Shiraz Cabernet blend!

Mexican soup

Now, let’s talk honey and cinnamon:

honey and cinnamon

Think there’s more to this than psychosomatic. Eating a dessert spoon of the raw honey before bed definitely helps me to sleep better.

This is the organic cinnamon powder from Sri Lanka. It is the right one and says it’s not cassia.
I put a heaped teaspoon of cinnamon in with my coffee in the big, 6 cup/3 mug cafetière I’ve got and drink it.
You can buy from steenberg’s own website but you’ll still be charged postage on anything you order under 24.99. They do organic raw honey but it’s pricey and you may be able to persuade Dave to let you buy some.
Though you could look at their teas, coffees and other spices for cooking with or things to add to your flatbreads. I bought their rose earl grey and Lapsang loose tea. I’m going to buy a mulled wine spice mix and use that in my coffee too. Just for variety. Better than using those syrups which are mainly sugar.
This is the website I got the chestnut honey from. Had a quick look and it’s not listed in the catalogue at the moment. May have sold out. The oak was also good. In fact any of the dark honeys have a stronger flavour.

Good to see supermarkets might be looking at selling “wonky veg”, ’bout time too:


Back to the main dishes:

Cremant de Jura mixed with cassis for a Kir Royale and then duck breast with roasties, onion gravy, fried courgettes and sugar snap peas. Wine was Sol de Mayo, Argentinian Malbec from Mendoza.

Tiramisu next with a glass of Elysium Black Muscat…..

duck cremant de jura

Of course, if all that is too fiddly, there’s good old steak and kidney casserole with whole shallots and chestnut mushrooms, mash and sprouts with cumin. With a LFE Mountain View Merlot.

steak and kidney casserole

Followed by Tiramisu and the last of the Elysium Black Muscat.


Enjoy dinner, it’s not even Friday!

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5 comments for “What’s for dinner?

  1. Rossa
    February 11, 2016 at 18:19

    Wow….you sure know how to mix it all up, throw it up in the air and see where it all lands! Talk about a mishmash of stuff I’ve sent to you. All but the kitchen sink.

    • February 11, 2016 at 19:20


      • Rossa
        February 12, 2016 at 07:26


  2. February 12, 2016 at 07:28

    Grammar? Which grammar is an issue?

    • Rossa
      February 12, 2016 at 15:08


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