Kirstin: It was a cold and snowy day…
Tom: Don’t you mean a cold and stormy night?
Kirstin: No. A cold and snowy day. And I fancied sharing a bottle of red wine and having steak. So on the way home I bought some steak.
Tom: And lo, it was yum. The sauce was creamy, but it had these lovely cracked peppercorns in it. Yum!
Kirstin: I had to sieve the cracked peppercorns, because she says if you have the powder as well, it becomes too hot. And I guess her steaks were smaller, so I had to double the amount of sauce. And I used rum instead of brandy. I set the alarm off in Marks & Spencer with these steaks!
Kirstin: Because they have tags on the steak in Marks & Spencer. And the woman at the counter didn’t untag it. So it looked like I was stealing the steak.
Tom: Ah, yes. Well, it’s not just any steak. It’s fancy steak. I particularly liked the way you did the spinach, too — you just microwaved it in the bag!
Kirstin: That wasn’t in the book. Nor were the mushrooms. I thought a bit of garlic and lemon juice would be good with them.
Tom: Ooga ooga! Well, this was a great way to do steak.
Kirstin: Shall I do it again? Do we like Rachel Allen?
Tom: Yes and yes.