Apparently I have become a magnet for books and other similar reading materials. Old and new, modern and traditional, there is not a manuscript that passes me by without a glance or sometimes a purchase. Because of this new exponential accumulation I needed to reorganise and rearrange my boudoir in preparation for a charming new bookcase I had clapped my eyes upon. I wrestled with the idea of what to have for dinner and I knew this rearrangement would take many hours. Do I have a quick sandwich and feel an intense sense of disappointment or…Quick cheats risotto and roasted veg.
Garlic cloves whole
Oil, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper
Bacon, cut into pieces
Wild rice, one handful per person
Oil, butter, stock, herbs of your choice, salt and pepper
My reasoning for this was that while the veg roasted in the oven for near enough an hour I could at least make a slight headway on my room. And so after boiling my beetroot I put them on a baking tray with a little olive oil, a bit of vinegar (depending on how vinegary you want it), a little oregano and seasoning. These beetroot came from the lovely man at the farmers’ market who also provided the aforementioned marrow.