The older I get, the more of a lightweight I become. Thursday night’s Guinness managed to affect a Friday morning headache, so I started the day right with a few ibuprofen, a bowl of Bircher muesli, and a bit of hot black tea with milk. It would seem I am back on the caffeine, or at least, back on the tea. I like it, but I don’t think I’m sleeping as well as I was without it.
Friday afternoon I was off on a train to Colchester for a friend’s baby shower. I got there early and we had a lunch combining the best of English culinary cuisine with the veg-obsessed tendencies of a vegetarian: baked beans on toast with a salad of cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onion and winter greens. Delicious!
Dessert was our homemade chocolate cake which was scrumptious. The cake was made of only three ingredients – eggs, sugar and cocoa. No flour! But to our amazement, it turned out moist and crumbly like a good cake should and negated any prior cravings for Halloween candy.