The double ginger gingerbread, from a very old Bon Appetit issue, was spicy and filled with chopped crystallized ginger. Perfect with a cup of PG Tips.
My plate is full.
You know the story. . . you say "yes", "no problem", "I'd be happy to" and then find yourself overextended and neck deep in commitments. While I am energized by and love using my little grey cells to their creative fullness, I am - quite simply - pooped. I did a speed run through the supermarket yesterday and felt the frozen food aisle calling me . . . TV dinners, microwaveable mac and cheese, ready in four minutes. It's all looking pretty good right now.
So for the time being, I will forgo the essays and give it to you straight - recipes, a few pics. The following two recipes appeared together in a Martha Stewart Living magazine some years ago. The stew works well with a variety of autumn vegetables and you can estimate the quantities. The risotto is an absolute breeze and comes out beautifully every time. And the 20 minutes or so not spent at the stove stirring means I can enjoy a little toes-up.