We went out to the grocery store and I got only a few things: dry lentils, tomatoes, and boar fat. We had the other ingredients. The butcher didn't really sell boar fat and they looked at me strangely when I asked, but they were sweet and cut it off the boar meat and they said we didn't have to pay for it because they don't usually sell it.
I didn't really like the idea of lentil soup with boar's fat in it, but I figured that since I had not had it in a while, I should try it again. I put the lentils in the pot, accidentally spilling some of them all over the kitchen, and added water. Then I worked on dessert while I waited an hour for the lentils to soften.
I made granita for dessert by squeezing blood oranges and lemons. Then I also put sugar on the stove with water until the sugar dissolved completely. Then I added the juice with the sugar water and let it freeze for about five hours, taking it out every hour to cut it up with a fork.
When the lentils were soft enough I boiled the boar's fat. It started to lack appeal and I decided that I didn't really want to use it in my lentil soup no mater how good it tasted.
I chopped up the onions and found that I started to cry almost right away.Then I chopped up the garlic and threw the onions and garlic into the olive oily pan. The mixture started to pop and sizzle and turn brown. That's when I cut up the tomatoes and let them hang out with the onions and garlic.
After that was done, I mixed the lentils and veggies together and added pepper flakes, making it spicy to my liking. I usually like my food to be very spicy, but unfortunately, Florence and Jeremy are pretty sensitive to that type of thing.
I cut up some blood oranges and put them in a pretty arrangement on the table. I also put grissini into some tall glasses on either end of the table. I had a four-star dinner. It was a bit too spicy for Jeremy and Florence, but they said they liked it except for that.
Mummy told me that I should make that same dish again when Daddy comes. She usually wants us to try new dishes, but she liked it so much that she wanted it again.
|This is the most delicious cake for Easter. It has almonds and white clumps of sugar on the top. It WAS in the shape of a dove.|
|Jeremy's cello teacher.|
|Jeremy and his teacher.|
|My blood oranges for dinner.|
|The family eating dinner in the small kitchen.|
|Another picture of the oranges.|
|Blood orange and lemon granita with a blood orange on top.|