Do you ever go food shopping with a vague idea of what you want and come home with way too much and wonder what you’re going to do with it?
This was me this morning at the Avocado Lady. I went for cashew nuts, got distracted by bamboo shoots. And the kale behind.
Made a bee line for the wine. Where I saw the figs. Went around to pay and saw the parsnips and thought “parsnip soup”. As you do. So grabbed a couple of apples. Parsnip & apple soup?
When I saw the onions I thought about two dirty old trunks I bought at the
antique flea market last week which still smell mothbally even after spraying with vodka (what a waste) and dousing in baking powder. I read last night that an onion cut in half and placed in a bowl of water overnight will absorb the smell. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
And then the lovely Avocado Lady being the psychic that she is told me she had duck in the freezer from her family farm and you know what – duck’s exactly what I had in mind to buy.
Last time she had something in the freezer from the farm I came home with this:
Only trouble is I don’t cook duck at home. It was nigh on impossible to buy in Tokyo and never crossed my mind in Melbourne. Don’t get me wrong, I like duck but now I’m wondering what the heck to do with my stash. Tagine? Pan fry? Stir fry?