Month: December 2010

German wines

Tedeschi, it would appear, is Italian for “German.” So, confusedly, pointed out my father when I presented the suggested wine for Christmas Day lunch. I unhelpfully explained the origin of the wine: I’d been at a graduate recruitment event a number...

Cold goose

What do you do with cold goose?  The answer is that you freeze some slices of it wrapped in foil; it comes out very fresh after defrosting.  The rest of it you eat.  Easiest are goose sandwiches and goose salad.  I...

Another Christmas cake

My father had also made a Christmas cake, but unlike the one I’d made, his followed the recipe more closely. Neither of us bother chopping the almonds or cherries, as in our family they’re generally preferred whole in the cake. It...

Awash with dark rum

Wiki tells us that the plum pudding’s association with Christmas goes back to mediaeval England, with the church’s decree that the “pudding should be made on the twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity, that it be prepared with thirteen ingredients to represent Christ and the...

Mushroom lunch

I’ve done this before, but it is lovely. Before making it, however, I had a bowl of soup.  There were some sweet and sour vegetables left, plus the juices from the lamb.  I put them together with half a mug of...