Wednesday, 22 September 2010

book club: soup & salad

It's Book Club tonight, and to be honest it's a *complete disaster*.

Not culinary-speaking of course, apart from the fact I've suddenly realised we've served spinach in some form each time we've hosted Book Club: Spinach & Feta Pie in February (for The Road) and Thai-style beef and spinach salad (for Wolf Hall).

We kicked off with last night's beetroot borscht, which seems to go down so well even Ana eats it despite the vivid colour:

beetroot and apple borscht
I think it's slightly too sweet, but next time I'll half the amount of Bramley apples. It's pretty warming to drink in the park at lunchtime FYI. Anyway, back to the spinach-theme, can you guess what's tonight's main course:

mozzarella, peach and parma ham salad
*Sigh*. However, more disappointingly we have a very low reading score, and rather than discussing the pulsating heat and angst of Bonjour Tristesse, or the elegiac The Leopard, the main topic of discussion is school, and general gossip with guest of honour, Hanne Signy Natvik.

And I missed the new series of Midsomer for this? Gahh!

Food of the Milos
He's on hyperactive form today, not only because it's a Julia-Nursery day, but because he's very very VERY excited about the arrival of Hanne and Kornelius. I get him out the door and on his bike using bribes in the form of marmite rice cakes and humzingers, before cheerios, toast & Phili, raisins and apricots. He had jacket potatoes, spag bol and cheese for lunch, and then a mini scoff Fish Pie for dinner before showering Kornelius with toys/water/balls/dancing and other random stuff.

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad - Delicious, August 2005
beetroot and apple borscht - Delicious, March 2010, p40

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