I have another two entries for my Book of Firsts. They're like the first one, food related. I blame it on the fact that they are the easiest to do. More ambitious firsts, require a little planning. However, here is the entry from Saturday...
Manchester has just begun it's annual Food & Drink Festival and with nothing else planned for the day, Nick & I took an excursion out to see what was on offer. Plenty of beer, wine & cider bars seemed to be the answer. However they did have a tent with an assembly of small stall holders, where we purchased some smoked garlic and two sinfully sweet meringues. There were also a few stalls, serving up take away foods, one in particular specialising in exotic meats such as ostrich, elk, boar and venison.
The menu item which grabbed my attention was the Kangaroo burger, chiefly because I've never eaten any meat from this antipodean marsupial before. It tasted just like an ordinary burger, with no distinctive flavour but it was quite dense in texture.
And for all you vegetarians out there, my second entry should be a bit more palatable and to your liking...
There are an array of exotic vegetables on display in our local supermarket, plenty, I'm surprised to find, that I haven't tried before. So a bounty of more "easy" entries for my book in the future. The one I picked out on this occasion was called a Chayote. It belongs to the same family as courgettes and gourds and is as watery and tasteless as it's cousins. It is packed with nutrients mind, so I sliced and diced it before adding it to a salsa.
Okay, I'll try and make my next entry, one which is not related to food if possible, for variety.
And behind the scenes, I'm still drawing and adding to my art journal. I've even been playing around, painting up colourful backgrounds. But there's nothing that's blogworthy yet. My clean desk space is certainly evidence of the lack in crafting at this moment in time. Hoping to visit a couple of events in the next few weeks, so that may spur me on to make something.
Until then. Hope you're all having a much messier play in your craft rooms than me this week. Pxx