The Doyenne came up with a good idea to improve her pasta sauce. There were a couple of thick, outside stalks of celery in the vegetable box which she cut small and added to the rest of the ingredients. The smell of the celery was noticeable before I took the first mouthful and the taste added extra zing to an already delicious meal.
I'm a bit of a dab hand at pasta sauce myself and my recipe can be found in my book "Tales from the Scottish Countryside - New Walks with the Man with Two Dogs" Black & White ISBN 978 184502257-0.
I can't claim to be any great shakes as a cook but I know enough now to be able to look after myself if I have to. And I realise that cooking isn't the black art I once thought it was; a lot is plain common sense. A bit of trial and error, a little patience and I reckon I'd get by. But as long as I'm as well looked after as I am there's no urgency to try to do better!
3 days ago