Christmas at Fanny Towers arrived late this year. Very late. The tree went up on Saturday. Oh, presents have been purchased alright, don’t worry Carsmile! No, I’m not a Scrooge but when the bedroom ceiling falls in and the dust settles (literally), there are plasterers to be found and cleaning to do. Having relocated drawers to the kitchen and bed frames to the bathroom we were doing all our ‘living’ in the living room. No room for trees and tinsel. Still, there is a lot of food and drink and mum didn’t have to swim all the way from Cornwall, so all is good!
Anyway, while searching for ham online, like you do, I found a site where you can buy a Serrano ham bone. For your dog. Really? It’s less that £3.00 with free P+P. Surely that would be wasted on your mut? Or am I being too selfish? Is there actually any reason why this bone can’t be used for a soup or for stock? Hmmm, maybe it’s treated with something a bit yucky. What’s the worst that can happen? “Please note, this bone contains lots of natural juices which may stain.” Mmmmmm, natural juices. 😀
This got me thinking about ideal gifts for the chef in your life. At our recent trip to the BBC Good Food Show the tat on sale – I mean merchandise – was mainly Masterchef focused. You could give your friend a mug, or an egg timer or how about an apron for your MC obsessed partner? I’m not sure I approve of an apron being available to any Tom, Dick or Harry. You have to EARN IT! Do the BBC let you keep the apron once you’ve been kicked out of the kitchen? Maybe the shot of you hanging it up on the coat hook is genuine and you never see it again. Let’s hope that it is just for dramatic effect and you and the apron are reunited once more to begin a new journey in a new kitchen after a good old wash.