Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pomegranate and artichokes.

' The font ' busy trying out new Christmas recipes before 'they' arrive.The kitchen a hyperactive no-go zone.  At the moment we're big on pomegranate. Last night carpaccio de Saint-Jacques, orange et avocat, vinaigrette mangue-grenade then chicken with pomegranate and artichokes. This, I am told, is a Moroccan Jewish recipe. 'They' will undoubtedly like it. No sign yet of the Christmas cakes which are supposedly en route from England.


Over breakfast ' the font ' informs me that 
  • The maiden name of James Joyce's wife was Nora Barnacle
  • Queen Victoria's governess had a wind problem that she dealt with by constantly chewing Caraway seeds. This made her very unpopular with Prince Albert .
  • Europe has 7% of the worlds population ,  24% of  global economic output and 51% of worldwide social expenditures.

15 comments:

  1. Albert didn't like the wind....or the Caraway seeds? Love artichokes.

    Is the font practising for a game show, by any chance.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Comes from listening to the radio while cooking. The perils of multi-tasking.

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  2. I love learning new things...thanks to the Font.
    Stay away from the no-go hyperactive zone. The emerging dishes will be fantabulous if you stay out of the way. Concentration is needed to make new recipes.
    The Christmas cakes will arrive in time....have no fear.

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  3. Last christmas I threw away the Dill while cooking with my Russian Baritone friend - we had a Dill crisis that lastet half an hour - hilarious - so I know now about no go zones!!!!
    Christmas sounds delicious - here finally someone showing up for my 5 huge Eukaluptus trees - last week we were nearly killed by a branch coming down!!
    Love from Southern Italy - also the Christmas decorations are similar here... the Fab4ofSouthernItaly

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  4. 'The font' must have been in the kitchen for a long time! Aren't you glad she doesn't prefer Radio Nostalgie like Madame Bay?

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  5. Lots of people stick with the tried and true recipes of Christmas Past . . .does the Font go with new things each Christmas?

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    1. Either side of Christmas lunch is innovation territory !

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  6. After a hectic day in the kitchen, the left over pomegranates can be juiced and the juice made into lovely pomegranate martinis. Very festive.
    Pomegranates grow where we live and martinis have become their most popular use.

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    1. Thank you. As I'm discovering this evening a little in the bottom of a glass goes wonderfully with champagne .

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  7. Are those questions for the family Trivial Pursuit?

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  8. Impressive, she really lives up to her name. Such knowledge pertaining to all things it seems!

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  9. We love pomegranates in our house! If that was breakfast, I would love to come for dinner to have a chat! Imagine the possibilities!

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  10. Jack asked me to tell you that we do not have any men's pies in Arizona. I think he's a little confused :)

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