Sunday, 2 June 2013

Variety the Spice of Life

Down to the Wood

I declare that it is now officially summer because we have had no rain for two days and as you can see my barber, Khalid, has me trimmed down to the wood.

The other evening after a very hectic and busy day I took a remedy to relax and chill myself out, it worked almost instantaneously; so much so that I asked Mrs H for a glass of chilled white wine and a Leonidas single dark chocolate, a CERISE EMBALLÉE which is :
A spicy marriage of cherry liquor and dark bitter chocolate. A whole morello cherry and cream liquor hides beneath a dark chocolate shell. Wrapped in dark red, this is a delectable mix of crunchiness and sweetness, enhanced by a cherry liquor taste.

The nearest shop is only 50kms away so it would not have taken her too long on her pushbike… 
- but no !
Instead of satisfying my dream I was brought a large mug of our own chilled spring water followed by a big bowl of semolina with a good dollop of strawberry jam, suffice to say it did the trick.




Homemade Tarka Dhal

This evening the good woman has surpassed her self by cooking for us Tarka Dhal accompanied by Naan Bread, it was absolutely deliciously spicy and hot, shortly it shall be followed by fresh peaches.


Tonights Dinner

13 comments:

  1. I love Tarka Dhal and is one our our staples, yours looks particularly good. I like the sound of that chocolate mmmmm. Xxx

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    1. That particular brand of chocolate is absolutely mouth wateringly delicious, it's available in the UK too and you will have to Google for the outlets.

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  2. oh Tarka dhal looks lovely :-P

    I think your spruced up look is very flattering Mel, I much prefer the closely cropped beard, it's much more youthful.

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    1. Thank you Kath and I forgot to mention that my eyebrows got a trim too and had I not have stopped Khalid he would have oiled and polished my bonce :)

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  3. And very dapper you look too in your summer trim! I was a bit shocked about the nearest shop being 50kms away. Is that really the case? Or is that just the nearest Leonidas shop? Whatever the case, the food Mrs H prepared for you looks too yummy!

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    1. Thank you Val for your appreciation, it was to the Leonidas shop that I was referring and only a round trip of a 100 kms :)

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  4. BIRGIT H. said Awesome haicut :) and it Looks so yummy, I mean the food ;) I love indian homecooked Food! Great inspiration! How about posting the naan recipy?
    XOXO

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    1. O go on don't be shy Birgit I know what you really meant ........ ;-)

      Sorry but the Naan bread was bought from a shop.

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  5. Looking swell Mr H. You should be writing ads for chocolate, I nearly upended my bikini boosting detox by diving out the door and into my car to find said chocolates, and I might add, they were for me, not you!!. I will also need to be furnished with a copy of the Tarka dhal, it looks divine. Love to Mrs.H.

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    1. I will swop the recipe of Tarka Dhal with you for some of Leonidas' Cerise Emballée ?

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  6. Great pic portrait of you and your dinner looks like more.

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  7. Wow looking very handsome Dad xx

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