16 Sep The perfect Friday-night-in with friends, a kitty and mezze
Is it weird that I didn’t notice that my fridge wasn’t working until a week after I got it? That, in fact, it had never worked… I was so happy to have one, and it was so lovely and shiny that I completely disregarded the fact that all my food was going off and that it wasn’t even vaguely cold in there. There’s a life lesson in that somewhere… or perhaps it’s just my usual life lesson. As a wise man that I met briefly at a party once told me (we had clearly got on to the meaning of life) “a lesson is repeated until it is learnt”. I guess that I need to learn to look a bit deeper.
Anyway, I still don’t have any furniture, and only a couple of plates, so I decided to have a few friends over for an indoor picnic last Friday. J and Anja came, as did Mariana and Coco/Kiki/Mimi (the kitten with many names), and we ate lots of mezze. I bought things like dips and crudites, because you’ve got to be realistic about time limitations and stress levels, and made three salads (slightly adapting some of them) from my bible (that’s Claudia Rodin’s Book of Middle Eastern Cooking), as well as the feta cheese and spinach pastries I often make when friends come round. The salads were chosen for their simplicity as well as their ingredients, because I only had about 40min to prepare everything