Being Welsh I thought it might be a good idea to, over time, post numerous traditional recipes from my home country with the aim of making them a little more popular and keeping tradition alive. As such, the epitome of Welsh cooking, cawl, really had to come first. Cawl is actually the Welsh word for broth and as tradition dictates must contain lamb and leek. However, cawl is really a dish for using left overs, for that reason one can use nearly anything to make it, and it often includes potatoes, swede, bacon and carrots.
Recently I’ve begun to wonder why I ever bought goods I could easily make at home. For example, I haven’t bought a loaf of bread for weeks simply because I can make much better, much healthier bread at home. I’ll concede that it takes a little more time to actually make a loaf of bread than it does to buy one, but to be honest if you enjoy it then why not. Plus, things always taste better if one has made them oneself, not to mention the fact that it is a damn good way to have a break from revision.
Coming from a medieval market town situated on the coast of West Wales naturally that I’ve grown up with the smell of the sea and fish all around me. One of the most amazing things about living so close to a thriving sea is being able to indulge in a little fishing from time to time. My dad has become a pretty enthusiastic fisher over the past few years, and although I’ve not quite followed him in his hobby I have been fishing with him a few times.
As you have probably already discerned one of my favourite foods to eat is a good ol’ curry. They suit my taste perfectly. I like something filling, fresh and with plenty of flavour. One thing I have never tried, however, is putting a poached egg on top of a curry. Now, poached eggs are all well and good, in their own little environment; usually a muffin. However, I was a little skeptical of how they would fit in atop a curry. Fear not though my little foodies, all is not lost, a poached egg suits this curry down to the ground.
I believe I forgot to mention in my last post the fact that I’m currently on a veggie week. I’m doing this in an attempt to save even more money on food and be a little more healthy. However, by veggie week I mean “veggie where possible week”. I could hardly turn down the offer of an “ultimate burger” yesterday, could I? It would have been rude. I mean, it only contained beef, chicken and pork. No lamb in sight! Except for the bit of lamb I tried from someone else’s burger.