“Scandi-Supper for Six” and “Chocolate Orange Cake” from Feast

Jen: That was an epic meal! Epic beef!

Kirstin: That was bloody good, that was. We cook this every New Year’s. I usually make gravlax too, but none tonight, again using a Nigella recipe. I even found the Ella’s hand drawn menu for last year’s celebration. Oh how I love this book.

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“Scandi-Supper for Six” and “Chocolate Orange Cake” from Feast

“Thai fishcakes”, “Thai green chicken curry” and “Lime jelly with lychees” from “Bill’s Everyday Asian”

Tom: Wow. A Thai feast.

Anna: If we were at your mum’s, we’d have those lovely crunchy things!

Tom: Kroepoek? Yes, my mum does Indonesian ones. But yes. I know what you mean. Anyway, the fishcakes were fantastic. What was in the relish that made it sweet?

Anna: Sugar.

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“Thai fishcakes”, “Thai green chicken curry” and “Lime jelly with lychees” from “Bill’s Everyday Asian”

“Bloody Mary Mussels” from “Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals”

Time Taken: 43 minutes

Maureen: I like it. It’s different from what we usually do with mussels, with the white wine and the shallots. It’s good to shake it up a bit. What do you think?

Tim: They’re nice.

Maureen: Would you want me to make it again?

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“Bloody Mary Mussels” from “Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals”

“Fresh Green Gimlet” and “Mint Julep Peaches” from “Forever Summer”. With pici made by Cristiana

Kirstin: Allora.  Qui siamo in Italia.  Enough Italian, how about gimlet? It sounds very Arthurian, doesn’t it? Like the Green Knight. What is a gimlet?

Simon: I have a gimlet. You use it to make holes before you put screws in. You are gimlet-eyed if you have a narrow-eyed look.

Kirstin: Like the death stare? Like this?

Simon: Er… yes.

Tom: It was essentially a mojito, but with vodka instead of rum. What did you all think?

Simon: It was very limey.

Cristiana (while taking a picture of the peach recipe): Lovely! I’ve had mojitos in my youth. I can’t remember the last one I had. Maybe it was eight years ago. But I can’t really tell you the difference.

Kirstin: I thought it was nicer and cleaner than a mojito. I’ll definitely be making that one again. It felt easier than a mojito. But I don’t normally make them. You make them for me, Tom!

Tom: This was easy to make because there was a wonderful machine that juiced all the limes.

Jenny: It was sharp and decisive! Like a gimlet!

Gianni: Era buonissimo! Davvero.

Simon: Of course, a screwdriver is another cocktail.

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“Fresh Green Gimlet” and “Mint Julep Peaches” from “Forever Summer”. With pici made by Cristiana