I’ve had a few queries about the dried limes – literally, just whole limes left in the sun until they dry – I used for my recipe for Iranian slow-cooked lamb, dried lime, aubergine and yellow lentil casserole in this month’s Olive magazine (the recipe is here). You can find them online; there are some in the Ottolenghi shop here. I’m lucky enough to live close to the brilliant Middle Eastern shops by Kensington Olympia and I happen to have a spare bag in my cupboard. So. If anyone would like to try the lamb casserole – it’s really gorgeous, and it freezes well – and would like a bag of dried limes to arrive, as if by magic, on their doormat, then please leave a comment at the end of this post by midnight on Sunday 19th April. I have one bag to post to one lucky winner. Yes, this may be the strangest competition you have ever seen.
In other news: do you want to join me on a sunny, happy, chilled-white-wine-filled, one-evening Summer Holiday? This week’s sunshine inspired me to devise a food and drink event with The Culinary Anthropologist in north London. We’ll be tasting wines from the sparkling Mediterranean coastlines of France, Greece and Croatia. There will be heady, red Bandol. There will be aromatic whites. There will be frozen mango and lime daiquiri. There will be plenty of Anna’s delicious home-cooked snacks. It’s on Thursday 21st May – one night only this time as the first is privately booked. See The Culinary Anthropologist website for more details.