OO You know what I mean. HURRAH! for scheduled blogging. Unbeknownst (GOD that should be a word!!) to me and Mr treehugger, yesterday was Diwali - the Hindu festival of Light. I had heard of it and I knew it was soon but had no idea until I went into the Asian store and the chap there mentioned that it was. We had already decided we were cooking Indian food so this rather tickled me. I am easily tickled. Mr treehugger had already decided we were having Indian food I should say, because when I got up and went to make tea I saw a bowl of Lentils soaking in the kitchen and I KNEW what he was planning. We're having Daal!!! WooooHoooHoooo! Mr T is the official Daal maker in our household - he makes the best darndest Daal I've ever had (and I've had a few believe me) BUT he hadn't made a Vegan one as yet!! So we had a joint food making extravaganza that lasted ALL day - Indian food is something I insist on making in the morning and leaving it to stew and marinade in all those delicious flavours for the rest of the day. I made a delicious Curry using the Veg we had in the fridge - Carrots Aubergine, Courgettes, Potatoes, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato with the usual suspects of Onion, Garlic, Asafoetida, Mustard Seeds, Cardamom, ground Corriander, Cinnamon, Chillies, Cloves and a tin of Plum Tomatoes. And try as I might I can never wrangle the Daal recipe out of Mr T, I have been trying for as long as we've been together. He reckons that he doesn't know what he's going to put in it until he starts making it and then it all comes together like some kind of Daal JuJu, which I can totally relate to so I leave him his little culinary secrets. I'll just say that he said this was the BEST Daal he has ever made and he knows why - it's because of the particular way he prepared the Spices. I concurred - it was the best one yet but I reckoned it was because it was vegan and had nothing to do with the Spice hierarchy what-so-ever!
Mmmmm yummy. There's LOADS left for tomorrow too!!
And because it was the Festival of light of course we had to light candles. Sooo atmospheric. I'll return to my normal time zone tomorrow guys and gals. Today will be spent making lots of Halloween goodies so fingers crossed they will all come out well and I can regale and enthrall you all. Laters Y'all!