In week 13 I recounted tales of introducing my boyfriend’s family to some of our favourite eateries, and this week it was my parents’ turn to journey up to the big smoke from the Dorset coast. As a little girl I was a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz, even spending my weekends pretending to be Dorothy (and forcing my poor Dad to play all the other characters…!), so I was delighted that we finally experienced the incredible Wicked musical as a belated Mother’s Day gift.
On Saturday I also clicked my ruby slippers three times and transported my parents to the two South London food havens where I feel most at home - Brockley Market and Brixton Village. Their last trip to our little flat had actually coincided with my first ever visit to Brixton Village, where we had enjoyed a superb meal at the Brixton Village Grill. But at that point had no idea that there was another whole hall full of good food across the road in Market Row, so I was desperate to show them the gastronomic wonders we’d previously missed out on!
Day #99 – Adapting Pieminister’s Guru recipe into a spicy beef dhansak curry, packed with protein-rich lentils, chickpeas and spinach