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Entries in smoked mackerel (2)

Saturday
Nov292014

Smoked mackerel and sorrel omelette

I’m supposed to be having a productive Saturday. I got excited about all the produce on Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market on Thursday, bought as many vegetables as I could carry and made a date with my sofa last night so I could spend all day cooking them today.

Nothing has gone to plan. I stood up my sofa in favour of pints at Lock Tavern, got up at midday and all I have managed to cook so far is this omelette, which uses just one of the many ingredients I bought at the farmers’ market and takes about 10 minutes.

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Wednesday
Jul142010

Simple and delicious smoked mackerel pate

 I can’t believe I ever used to buy smoked mackerel pate from the supermarket when it is so damn quick and easy to make.

A few months ago, the boyfriend and I went on a rather uninspiring daytrip to Maldon. Why? That is a very reasonable question and one I put to him quite bluntly at the time:

“Why Maldon?

“I thought it would be nice to get out of London”

“But why Maldon, what is there to do or see in Maldon?”

“There’s a river and a quay, we could have a picnic.”

“There’s a pond and heath in Hampstead, we could walk there and save the drive.”

 “The sea salt you like comes from there.”

“I have some here.”

... and so forth.

Anyway, you know who won. The boyfriend knows that throwing food into the equation usually tips the balance in his favour, so he offered to buy me lunch. Had I known the choices I would be presented with upon arrival in Maldon, I would have stayed put. However, one good thing was to come of this lack of culinary choices. Mackerel.

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