Tuesday, 3 April 2012

50 ways to leave your lover.........

I knew what I needed to do. I needed to make the call and have the conversation. But I made breakfast-burritos instead, with eggs and mushrooms and chillis and cheese, for my son ....... even though he was asleep and didn't want breakfast........ until I knew it was too late to call that morning.

That evening I made a prawn curry..........


and raw carrot, mustard-seed and lime juice salad, instead of making the call.....


I couldn't make the call the next day either because I was busy. I was making homeade spinach and egg pizza for my mate Dave.......


It's not like we'd been seeing each other for a really long time, no plans made, no promises broken. And isn't it better not to lead someone on? He left me a message. Again. I was going to call back but first I made seafood tagliatelle with watercress and rocket salad.


But honestly, texting everyday from week one is a bit obsessive. We hardly know each other. And then there is the ex who is actually still the missus. And the problem at work caused by the affair....... So, I made lamb and bean stew with young garlic .....



.....called him and explained it was him not me. I served the lamb with different coloured kale grown in a pot outside in the courtyard. There wasn't very much but it was very fresh.


Top tip: Go see Once Upon A Time In Anatolia........ Tarantino meets Chekov against the bleak Tukish landscape of the Anatolian steppe.........utterly brilliant

26 comments:

  1. I'd go out and have an affair IF i could get food like that.

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  2. Wise woman.

    I'm holding the hand of a coworker who only recently found out that her divorced companion hasn't yet filed for divorce!

    Needless to say, we've offered to put a contract out on him, or at least be on hand when she tells him to take a long walk off a short pier.

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  3. Oh dear ..... at least the cooking of delicious meals helped you to forget what has to be done !!
    If you need to do more 'helping to forget' cooking, feel free to ask me round for a few meals ! XXXX

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  4. Wow, you can really cook. A brilliant way to procrastinate.

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  5. What a yummy solution to his problem!

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  6. That's a lot of lovely food for thought

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  7. You should have dumped him sooner. You would have enjoyed the food more! I guarantee it.

    Life's too short to let the grass grow under your feet or miss the chance to mix a metaphor.

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  8. I love what you did with this. Let's just eat a lot and get really fat so we never have to worry about men again!

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  9. Don't say anything for a week yet. I'm coming to stay.

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  10. If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach you'll have no problem replacing him with the right one

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  11. a woman after my own procrastination tendencies..

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  12. I knew that you were Nigella! Thank god you rang him - you would have ended up 20 stone! I have a pal who paints fences and sheds in similar circumstances!

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  13. Impressive. I'd say more, but after looking at all of that gorgeous food I'm off to make a peanut butter sandwich. We blokes are not completely incapable when it comes to food you know.

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  14. This is a great idea for a cook book, I can see a lot of people buying it. Wow and you are such a fantastic cook!

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  15. Food for comfort or comfort food. It does all looks rather tasty though. More so then the man.......maybe.

    Nina x

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  16. Fabulous post - eat, cook...much more satisfying than texting...

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  17. I thought the Divorce Diet meant only eating your fingertips - you are obviously fine with a nice healthy appetite - so he was obviously not The One. Well done. What's for pudding? x

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  18. If you're going to procrastinate, you might as well do it by making delicious food!

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  19. Delicious food instead of a distasteful conversation! O yeah, you go! Maybe your culinary adventures gave you the fortitude you needed.

    Loved the pictures.

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  20. Hello:
    A culinary goddess......why waste words.....the food speaks for itself!

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  21. Wonderful! I have just discovered your lovely blog and am now following...♥♥
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  22. I have no words for how much I love this post.

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  23. Brilliant food. Mine never is quite as pretty.

    But good for you "It's you not me"

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