Heidi’s blog is a lovely read – full of recipes, memories and retro-style photos. She tells food stories beautifully and I hope one day she compiles these into a book of memoirs.
I love Ethiopian food – it’s spicy, meaty and great to share. We ate with our hands, our food scooped up with injera bread. Injera looks like a big flat crumpet and tastes tangy.
Heidi and I shared grilled eggplant marinated in chilli, garlic and olive oil for starters.
And for our main Derek Tibbs – lamb grilled with ghee, green chilli, rosemary and onion (top), and cubes of raw beef cooked in a warm spicy sauce (bottom).
I loved both dishes – the dryness of the lamb with the hot chilli and rosemary put a twist on the lamb I’m used to eating. I am definitely going to try cooking it at home. And the raw beef is nothing to be afraid of. It is nose runningly spicy, but so tasty and tender.
Heidi and I talked non stop for three hours. We both enjoy blogging and good food, so we had plenty of things to talk about. I was planning to make her healthy no-bake cookies over the weekend but I’ve been sick so I will save the ingredients for next weekend.
She is a really nice, caring person – very intelligent and has so much positive perspective on life. There was something that we discussed that resonated with me all week. We both agreed we only want to do the things that we enjoy and make us happy, because life is too short. I have not been happy in my job for a little while, and three weeks ago I spoke up. Fortunately I could be moved, and I start a new job today. I am so excited about the work and the end goal I’ll be working towards. Heidi and my discussion got me through last week, looking forward to a brighter future.
I am really glad I met Heidi, and we are already planning our next food adventure!