I unwisely bought a kilo of carrots a couple of days ago. I thought I needed two carrots, but I didn’t even use them on the day, and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. A kilo of carrots is a lot for one person. Carrot and coriander soup springs to mind but, while I like it well enough, it isn’t my favourite and the thought of having to eat it several times wasn’t tempting. So I looked in this cookery book and found a recipe for Bejuja carrots (this recipe is exactly the same but in Imperial measurements instead of Metric), plus a recipe for carrot and Jerusalem artichoke soup, for which I had all the ingredients except celeriac, so I substituted a small kohl rabi.
There seem a lot of spices for that much carrot, but I can always add vast amounts of yoghurt if it’s too hot and I like everything that goes into the dish, so I think it’ll be all right. I’ve also made a cottage pie with the very last of last week’s beef, and I ate the leftover aubergine and potato dish I made last night with an egg for lunch, so I aim to have a mostly empty fridge by the end of the weekend with, virtuously, little or nothing thrown away.
I said to LT a week or two ago that I’m very conscious that my intake of alcohol has increased recently. We’re in the habit of having g&t in the early evening and then carry on with wine at dinner. Whilst I like this civilised practice, I don’t usually do it when I’m on my own because I know that I don’t drink less wine than usual, which means I’m drinking a fair bit more overall. So we agreed that a couple of days without booze each week would be a good thing. So last night was the first of those this year. I started with &t – that is, the ice, slice and tonic were there but that was all. And that’s all I did drink until I took peppermint tea to drink in the bath before going to bed.
This isn’t a resolution or any such thing, I’m not setting myself up to fail and I’m not in competition with anyone, not even myself. Just thought I’d mention it.