Upside down and topsy turvy!
My world is both askew and cockeyed (though they are often the same thing). I just watched an episode of Two Fat Ladies, the British cooking show featuring two marvellously eccentric women whose marvellousness was tempered by their penchant for using animal products in every.single.thing I ever saw them make.
However, the episode I just watched (which I am beginning to think that I may have dreamed) featured two recipes that were not only vegetarian, but vegan!!
Admittedly, these were alongside 6 recipes featuring lard, more lard, fish, meat, cheese etc, but really - if you've ever seen the show, the idea that there were fruit and vegetables used and not smothered in animal bits is fairly world wobbling!
So, what were these wondrous things?
One was a tomato summer pudding - a pudding tin lined with bread soaked in passata, with a filling of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil, topped with more passata soaked bread, pressed down with a saucer and tin for 12 hours in the fridge. Turn out, slice and serve.
The other was Peaches Cardinale - whole peaches poached in sugar syrup (containing a vanilla pod), peeled and topped with raspberry sauce (strained raspberries and sugar mixed together).
I feel the urge to make these recipes purely for the OMG they came from the most unexpected place value!!