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Sebastian ([personal profile] wildeabandon) wrote2017-04-20 07:17 am

Easter Weekend

I continue to be in that slightly weird place emotionally, where everything in my life is awesome and keeps getting better, but I have this nagging conciousness of the world descending into madness, and don't quite know how to incorporate the two. I'm intending to do some campaigning for the upcoming election, probably in the nearest Lib/Con marginal, but concievably for Labour if that looks like it might have more impact for the anyone-but-Tory cause.

After the Watch, my Easter weekend continued well. I was nearly late for the Easter Vigil because I was making an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve my crucifix from the massage parlour where I'd lost it earlier in the day. Fortunately I made it just in time, and they called later to say that they'd found it, so I picked it up on Tuesday, which I think you can call a happy ending.

I was a little bit grumpy towards the start of the Vigil, partly because it's at the wrong time (dusk rather than dawn) and in the wrong order (with the new fire preceeding the readings rather than coming afterwards), and partly because the children were more than usually rambunctious, but of course all that got swept away as the fanfare sounded and the Allelulias rang, and I was filled with joy in the Risen Lord.

There was another Mass on Sunday morning, after which I set off home for the Feast, which we were hosting this year. I was really pleased with all of my courses. As a starter I did chargrilled courgettes in a mint dressing with olive tapenade and crumbled feta. The fish course was scallops and black pudding with caramelised red onion (or sushi for the vegetarians - teriyaki mushroom & tamago chirashi and avocado & watermelon nigiri). But I think best of all was the pudding, which was rhubarb and yuzu posset. I reckon when you're on course seven of a nine course meal, and told that the only criticism is that there should have been more of it, you must be doing something right!
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[personal profile] charlie 2017-04-20 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
Rhubarb and YUZU! That sounds like the Best Thing Ever.
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[personal profile] ludy 2017-04-20 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
That looks Awesome!
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[personal profile] sfred 2017-04-20 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
The feast sounds lovely!

I hope the dealing with the madness of the world gets easier.
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[personal profile] nou 2017-04-20 10:52 am (UTC)(link)
The feast sounds great! I love grilled courgettes with feta — something about it just works really well. I also like how you incorporated grains into the vegetarian "fish" course, mirroring the oats/barley in the black pudding. Any chance of seeing the full menu?
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[personal profile] nou 2017-04-20 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh :)

Thanks for this — it sounds really good.

Did you use bottled yuzu juice for the posset, and if so what brand?
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[personal profile] nou 2017-04-21 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks — have added yuzu juice to my next Ocado order and will be trying out the posset on Sunday.
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[personal profile] nou 2017-04-25 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Just to follow up on this; the posset has turned out rather too sweet for me, so I'll try with less sugar next time, but it's such a clever process! Thanks again for linking to the recipe and answering my questions.