Quite honestly I'm finding it a challenge to get any cooking, baking or housework done at the moment with all this olympic distraction going on. I did manage to cook a few tasty things last week though.
These are fried lamb, hummus and feta pittas. I had leftover roast lamb to use up. I fried it until crisp with some middle-eastern spices, some onion and a few sultanas. To make the pittas I simply spread warm pitta bread with hummus, then sprinkled on a layer of lamb, followed by a mash of feta, yogurt and mint. Finally I topped them with diced cucumber.
My currant harvest is being stored in my freezer.
I took some of them out and layered them in a bowl with sugar and let them defrost.
I enjoyed some with yogurt.
But they really came into their own when eaten with meringues and cream. The crisp sweetness of the meringue, the bland richness of the cream and the burst of sharp currants were the perfect ménage à trois.
I found the recipe below on Pinterest. It is Sun Dried Tomato, Basil and Brie Spread from Pastry Affair.
A really ripe wedge of Brie, some sun dried tomatoes and a sprig of basil all mashed together.
The olympics continue to distract me. A thought occurs to me about the modern pentathlon, which is as I'm sure you know, a combination of running, shooting, swimming, riding and fencing. This is my thought; what if the competitors were to wear white shirts like this.
And tight breeches. Wouldn't that be lovely?