December 31, 2013
I served these as part of a little mezze type dinner…
11/2 tbsp olive oil
6 baby aubergines, halved lengthways
3 tsp Moroccan seasoning
(to make combine 1 tsp of each of the following ground dry spices – cinnamon, coriander, ginger, cayenne pepper and cumin)
120 ml plain yogurt
4tbsp flat leaf parsley finely chopped plus extra to serve
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 long thin red chilli thinly sliced
serve with some flatbreads
1. Heat your oven to 200c and drizzle a baking tray with a little oil then pop in the sliced aubergines, skin down. Sprinkle the seasoning you made over them as evenly as possible and drizzle some more oil over the top.
Roast them for 15-20 minutes or until they are nice and tender.
2. Combine the yogurt, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl.
When the aubergines are done, serve on a plate with the yogurt mix pour over the top and then finish with the chilli and parsley – serve!
– We ate these with the crispy cous cous cakes
December 29, 2013
A little out of date now but I still want to remember my birthday.
It was a very quiet birthday… something I am not used to but I will make right next year…
We took a walk up to Brandon Hill for a hot chocolate float in the glorious November sunshine…
Then went for a lovely Sunday lunch at our new favourite haunt – the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, where I was surprised by my husband as a huge group of our friends joined us…
I was spoiled some more by him in the form of the Lily bag which I have wanted for a long time. In black naturally.
I also had lots of gorgeous gifts from my friends, chocolates and cashmere, bubble bath, and a treat from my favourite Kate Spade to mention but a few. So very lucky!
On my actual birthday a friend and I took a trip to Bath for afternoon tea at the Pump Rooms…
Then that evening I stayed at home, ordered sushi in and enjoyed some wine followed by digging into my chocolate stash. Heaven.
I also had lunches out with some girlfriends and tea and an amazing victoria sponge for my birthday cake from my Mama.
I thought turning 30 would make me feel old but being married with a baby meant that it barely registered, also prehaps because I didn’t have a party… I am saving that till next year when I can drink cocktails and wear a little black dress!