Carrots are the star this week because a sweet young carrot is a lovely thing, and with a few ingredients to hand they can be more than just a splash of colour on a plate. Feathery herbs are growing an inch a day on Waiheke in this weather. Carrots will happily cosy up with parsley, chervil and dill, but they also love marjoram, rosemary, chives, thyme, tarragon and mint, so use your imagination, or what you have in your garden. I’ve pretty well stuck to vegetable recipes for the whole month of October to fit in with vegetable month, but these carrot ideas will be great with chicken, lamb, fish …
Someone said it was Hump Day, hump day, lump day, the mid-week sag day. Well, Humpf got to hear about it, and he was in like Flynn, posing and strutting and saying this and that. Who is Humpf? He’s Humpf of Rocky Bay. If you haven’t met him yet, here he is in all his glory.
Then there is the book Corsica. It’s rare for me to find a food book that I read from cover to cover these days – I tend to skim over recipes as so many are same-same, just photographed on a different plate, but Corsica The Recipes, grabbed my attention. It’s a great illustration of how good food writing can engage you, educate you, stimulate you and leave you wanting more. A visit to Corsica I reckon!
Got to go, fish to fry and all that.