I am, it would appear, completely predictable. When the weather or temperature reaches a certain state, a food impulse is triggered and I get cooking. In this case, it’s rain. Give me a week of heavy rain – or a week’s worth in one day – and it’s borscht time.
I found beautiful, firm beetroots in Morrisons today (along with cassava and ettoes, neither of which I’ve ever cooked – but will, for sure, one day) and I just knew what I wanted to eat. As soon as I got home, I put the ingredients out and took some photos. This is normal, right?
I’ll blog this recipe, I thought to myself. And then, just to be sure, I checked the archive. Oh, I see. It was rainy in October 09 too…
But it’s still worth it. I had a bowl for lunch, earthy, and warming, with a sliced, oh-so-juicy pear, some blue cheese and homemade beremeal bannocks (this recipe). It was so, so very good. It would appear that I repeat myself for good reason.