".....buy her diamonds or pearls, champagne, sables, and such....."? I think not!
".....call her at six on the dot....."? Maybe a little later in the morning, if it's wintry outside!
".....a line a day when I'm far away....."? A quick e-mail or mobile phone call wouldn't hurt!
".....blow her a kiss from across the room....."? Getting closer!
".....touch her hair as I pass her chair....."? Her neck's even nicer!
Cook her some Indian vegetable dishes? Yes! Yes! Yes!
Now it has to be said that the word "vegetables" doesn't exactly get my pulse racing, not like "hot buttered toast", "soft-boiled egg", "syrupy porridge", "yoghurt and bran flakes", alright, so I go too far! This is not to say that I do not like any vegetables. It's just that when asked if I want some, "No" is my default setting. If the nature of the proposed vegetable is spelled out, I do say, "Yes please!".....sometimes. Actually, the first meal I ever cooked for Lucy was Chicken Kiev with butter (Lima) beans and spinach. A bit nice that was.
But times change, and we move on. We still eat Chicken Kiev, cooked (from scratch) by Lucy, and scrummy it always is. As people who read Gwynt will know, of late I have become very interested in cooking Indian food. So here are some Indian, vegetable dishes that I have cooked recently. They are very popular, but I am beginning to feel that I have been silly to myself. More and more are wanted. "When will satiety be achieved?" I ask myself. Will it be a case of, never.....or hardly ever?
|Mushroom and Pea Curry|
|Curried Tomatoes and Onions|
|Fried Aubergine (Eggplant)|
|Curried Spinach with Fried Aubergine|
As can be seen, the first three dishes were served with plain boiled, or fried rice. The final dish was served as a combination of the two previous dishes, and no rice. Also, although these dishes were served as complete suppers in their own right, they could have been used as side dishes for some other main dish. I should add that even writing this post is making me salivate...again!