I stayed with Jennifer at her house in Pocklington last May (before I started photoblogging!) Thus, the precedent of my cooking dinner has become part of the routine. On my first day in, though, Jennifer suggested that we might try the local “Garden Chinese Restaurant“. Fiona was at home, too, so she came along.
Pocklington really is a small village — just a few stores — and the family owning the restaurant must be the only Chinese in town. Therefore, ordering Chinese dishes can be an adventure. The dinner was fine, but I commented on the strange preparation, e.g. the meat wasn’t cut in the usual Chinese style, and their version of Peking Duck seemed more southern in style than usual.
Back at the house, Cameron had come back in time to celebrate Fiona’s birthday with a cake.
The next day, I found the ingredients in Jennifer’s refrigerator to make a sweet potato chicken curry. Later in the week, we decided that we might have sushi … except that sushi grade fish isn’t available at the Tesco in Hull. Thus, in a new innovation, we created “Scottish sashimi”: smoked salmon works great, but the smoked cod isn’t a choice that we’ll likely repeat.