Hello to you!
Have to say, I'm not a great fan of Nigella. I might have a look at one of her programmes to remind me about her, but I'm not a fan.
But as you might know, I am a fan of the 2 Fat ladies and I am very respectful of Clarissa Dixon-Wright. I think you got a directness from her and an honesty of a recovery alcoholic.
She was posh and she was honest about it. She had a brilliant mind. Cooking helped her recovery, as probably know she was a barrister but started drinking heavily when her mother died.
Enough about that.......
em... the book Spilling the Beans can be had from all good book retailers and online book stores, of course at your library as well
I am glad to hear that you are cooking and I am glad to hear that your family wants more and more of your food. I am glad your confidence is growing back.
Cooking is good for the mind, I didn't know this before but now I do.
I have acquired jars from the shops - ready for my next chutney session. this will be more green tomato chutney, but I have to look sharp as the tomatoes are all ripening!
I have a bowl of soft bananas - I used them to ripen the tomatoes ( have already told you this?).
So I shall have to make banana bread - tomorrow if possible.
Thanks for the idea of the soda bread. I'll let you know how I get on.
The soup was very good, there is some in the 'fridge for tomorrow.
Finally, I grew nasturtiums and I found a recipe for nasturtium pesto.
it is very, very green...like algae
on a pond, and a bit tasteless ( forgot to add the garlic).
All the best to you...Sweep your fella off his feet.