The problem with gossip is that you find out a ton of things you don't want to know. This week I have heard a lot of gossip, I didn't really want to hear it, but I was a bit of a captive audience. What I learned from the gossip is that I feel a bit sorry for the subject of all this talk, they are totally in the right to be doing what they are doing, I don't like gossip, and I am almost certainly being gossiped about by these self same people when I'm not around.
It's quite an eye opener isn't it?
It's been a bit of an odd week, lots has happened but nothing worth talking about. I bought a shoe rack, there's lots of turmoil, I have been amazed at how much people outsource their brains when they think someone will do their mental heavy lifting for them and that marinades are the best thing when you're busy but want to be reasonably healthy.
I didn't mention it last week but I made a couple of things from Anjum's Indian Vegetarian Feast cookbook, yes the one I was supposed to be cooking from in March. I made roasted spiced portabella with creamy lemon dressing. Well, I didn't make the lemon dressing, the creamy aspect came form some mashed avocado with lemon - pretty much the same thing. The mushrooms were marinated in garlic, ginger, chilli, garam masala, cumin, lemon juice and oil, cooked in the oven then filled with herby breadcrumbs. I also made tandoori potatoes, new potatoes coated with yoghurt and spices. It wasn't fiddly, but it was a bit time consuming. Just as well it was so delicious. I don't generally go in for having a BBQ, but if I ever do, I will certainly feature both of these yummy items.
Dan's having a flare up at the minute, so this week we're keeping it very simple, nothing to excite the tummy!