When you’re little you dream about being famous for something…. dancing, ballet, horse riding. I never thought I would be famous (well amongst my friends – does that count?) for making sausage rolls. I don’t know when it all started, but over about 15 years I have developed a little bit of notoriety for my sausage rolls. To be honest I don’t think they are very different to anyone elses – but who am I to argue with the masses. There is one claim to fame I will happily take – that a friend’s five year old loves them (and my banana bran muffins), and he doesn’t eat much other than cabana! So that was a big triumph! The great thing about this recipe is you can pack it with carrot (or zuchini… or anything that can be grated), wrap it in pastry, top it with tomato sauce… and the kids will never know! So here’s the recipe… (with a few variations):
What could possible beat a day with friends that you have known for more than 30 years? I had the pleasure of sending my husband off for the long weekend to an outdoor music festival (camping, no showers, potable toilets… and thunderstorms all weekend … “see you later darling, and enjoy your weekend of rain, mud, weird smells and drunken idiots”). I was not in the slightest bit tempted to join my husband, I instead decided to invite some of my closest friends over for lunch, and cook up a feast. I will share with you what I cooked for them.