These were Stewart's Christmas present, although they were only finished this morning. In his Christmas stocking he had one sock with a note...
Which was rather reminiscent of last year...
Perhaps I should start knitting his Christmas 2011 socks now instead of the week before Christmas?
There were a few requests after my last post for the recipe for the orange & ginger soup so this is it:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
100g orange lentils
Approx 3 cm fresh ginger root, grated
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
Juice and zest of 2 large oranges
1 litre vegetable stock
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion with the fennel seeds until soft. Add the lentils and the ginger, stir for a minute or two and then add all the other ingedients except the parsley. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper if required. You can liquidize at this stage but I quite like it chunky. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley. Eat and feel virtuous... although not if you follow it with Christmas cake like me!