Here Today, Gone to Marrow

MarrowImmediate apologies for the title of this post.

Today I have embarked, with a sense of due deprivation, on the Special K drop a jeans size thing.

It seems no less sensible than any other diet – at least in the short term as a bit of a kick start. And things have been lapsing recently so it’s time to get back on the wagon again.

So, with that in mind, I’ve been unable to think about anything but food all morning and am currently torturing myself by trying to decide how to stuff this evening’s tea-time marrow.

I’ve decided on a rice-based stuffing and maybe a tomato sauce over the top for extra flavour. My dilemma is that a lovely saffrony Claudia Roden rice dish would be utterly overwhelmed by a tomato sauce.

At the moment I’m leaning towards a kind of sumac-y, lentil-y rice stuffing with a cinnamon-y tomato sauce – but I’ll probably change my mind another six times before this evening.

Incidentally Jane Grigson was little help – she virtually says that marrows are only any good for padding out chutney. The problem is that she’s not wrong – they do need a hefty helping hand with flavouring.


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