Everyone is feeling ill with colds. Everyone except M who is as fresh, vibrant and energetic as always, will we ever keep up! We spent the day being easy on ourselves, went to a spot we like by the river, fed the goats there. We watched the ballet and M after practising endlessly, finally, span around on one foot. A big deal for this three year old.
I made us a curry for dinner, because thats what I like to eat when I have a cold, and I’m going to share on here my recipe for garam masala. I started making it myself because we just couldn’t get it around here and then, as with a lot of things, I realised how easy it is to make and how much cheaper and better it is. It’s been tweaked a lot over the years to get it right, how we like it anyway. This recipe makes just enough to last me a few weeks, that way it doesn’t lose its flavour.
1 tbsp Cardamon seeds (I just bash open the pods with a pestle and mortar and get them out that way)
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp peppercorns
1/4 of a whole nutmeg
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 piece star anise
1 long bay leaf
Just wizz that lot up together.