... Mr E!
(I may be getting a little swept along in the spirit of the BAFTAs as I write this)
For my present from Mr E, alongside the boxed River Cottage Handbook Library which I've coveted for a long time, was a rolled up piece of A4 paper. I unrolled it to discover that Mr E had researched and planned a culinary and cultural tour around the world for 2013, without having to leave the country, or indeed our own house.
For each month he picked a country, a savoury dish, a sweet dish, a seminal album and a classic film.
To kick things off gently, we started with Scotland - our home turf! And since it was Burns night on the 25th, then it seemed rude not to enjoy some haggis, neeps and tatties. The sweet element was a Selkirk Bannock, baked with the 'assistance' of Mini-M who was chief raisin-mixer.
|Hello Kitty does haggis|
|Smile for the camera!|
|Pointing out the raisins|
|Yep - lots of raisins on the inside too|
|Independent buttering = lots of concentration!|
We enjoyed our February country on Friday evening - Spain, although again we're waiting for the film, due to Amazon delivery not quite delivering on time!