Christmas has been a great success. Table set for 19, thanks to borrowed chairs and an extra table from friends next door.
Heston Blumenthal’s potted duck with apple chutney was appreciated by both young and old. Which was good as the duck involved overnight marinating in salt and spices followed by eighteen hours cooking in goose fat. So a degree of forethought required to manage the cooking of same. We were pleased with how the turkey came out – our first shot at cooking a whole bird.
All seven kilograms. Purchased from a Collingwood institution, Tennents Poulterers in Gold Street. The remaining brother serving there bears an uncanny likeness to his produce. Told us the bird came from Numurkah. Hope it had a happy life.
We put the oldest guest to work as she is the best carver, but