The lemon curd of life
Well, it has been a while, hasn’t it… A very long while. But, without getting all “dog ate my homework” or anything, we do have very good cause for our silence.
First of all, Paola has been launching her own fashion brand, Tangram, taking Hong Kong and the rest of the planet by storm. No, seriously, you heard it here first, this lady is the next big thing. Check out her swoon-worthy designs at www.tngrm.net
As for me, well, I have been flipping my whole life upside down. This kitchen nomad is now coming to you from the heart of western France, in the middle of a field surrounded by woods full of deer. I am now a country nomad, with plans of self-suffiency, and you know what that means – fresh homegrown produce to play with in the kitchen!
So, by popular request, to celebrate my return to the land of butter and my reunion with my grandmother’s Le Creuset pans, here is a quick recipe for luscious lemon curd. Not made from my own lemons, but give me a chance.
And that colour… Ouf. Come on Paola, A/W14 has got to be all about those citrus tones!
Comments: 0, Author: Jessica, Category: Sauces & Jams, Published: 14 January 2014
Hong Kong Gunner
If you’re like me today, you’re desperately searching for something to act as an antidote to all of those cocktails you had last night. But what if the answer to that question was… Another cocktail?
No, I don’t mean a dose of hair of the dog, although that would probably work too. The cocktail I am recommending here is non-alcoholic, refreshing and full of ginger, which works wonders for nausea. Come to think of it, the bitters in this recipe do in fact contain alcohol, even if you’re only using a drop.
The gunner is the only cocktail to have been invented in Hong Kong. It’s name is probably linked to the colonial military presence around at the time it was created. I can just imagine a group of mustachioed men called Biggles or Algernon sipping on these before the days of air conditioning.
Whether you are hungover or just lethargic from the crushing Asian heat and humidity, this drink will sort you out in a jiff. Bally Ho!
Comments: 1, Author: Jessica, Category: Trips, Published: 25 May 2013