Tonights dinner is like many a normal dinner, made up of bits and bobs. I've got my old friend Anna Green Armytage coming over, and hopefully we'll have a good old rant and drink some wine, and generally do what friends do. These are not nights to make a fuss over the cooking. They are about simple trusty friendship. So we've got this lovely looking quinoa salad with smoked trout and cucumber and thyme, dressed with lemon and olive oil. I really like this quinoa stuff, much to my surprise. It's nutty and really satisfying. I'll give her a bowl of carrot and ginger soup too, if she plays her cards right.
As I cooked this, I listened to a brilliant podcast, ideal to run in the kitchen. Check it out here It's two little girls having a very funny time, who have music taste quite beyond there years. Agents should watch this space! xxx