Spice and the Time Traveller

On Boxing Day, food and eating are the last things on my mind. As the excess and consumer frenzy of ChristmA$ begin to fade, the thought of an indolent summer lying about, drinking tea and reading new books on a shady verandah, becomes an appealing prospect.  Or a gin and tonic under a slow-moving fan.  And in my lazy dreaming, I am perched on a stool in an Indonesian Warung, eating gently spiced vegetables and fish, a gado gado with peanut sauce, or a grilled fish that has been massaged with a spicy sambal, soft tofu in a turmeric laced curry, or a pyramid of greens gently poached in a spicy coconut milk.

Thanks to Ailsa, from Where’s My Backpack, where spices may provide warmth to a cold Irish Christmas.

 

 

18 thoughts on “Spice and the Time Traveller”

  1. Boxing Day is one of my favourite days of the year. Quiet glass of red in Melbourne right now (bless Melbourne and it’s inconsistent weather), and I lay down to read this arvo but slept instead. Bliss!! Thanks for your wonderful blog all year Francesca – it’s so divine to follow. Xx

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