Then he said, 'If it is going to be a detox regime, no wine should be allowed, too.'
Hang on, I had to think there for a minute, and carefully.
Not because I am an alcohol dependent, but because there are days when all I want is a glass of wine in my hands, preferably in pouring action, into my mouth, without too much time intervals between and... (oh, let me catch my breath for a sec) have a good old moan about my stressful days to my partner, who now learnt to say that magic words 'Yes, dear', thanks to his uncle L and simply appears attentive all down to his selective hearing.
But it does make me feel better!
It is not whether he heard me or not that matters. I probably quite like the fact he doesn't respond with a lot of answers and solutions. It is just satisfying off loading all the crap so I feel ready to spare myself for my man who so deserves to have piece of me.
Don't you agree?
Dear me... there I had to think about consequences of no more wine!
But the problem was as I realised, that little glass of drinkie never ends on just a glass.
It always becomes 'oh little top up' then 'oh well, it's nearly the end, we might as well finish it off'.
The bottle is getting smaller, if you ask me.
What the hell!
It is only a week.
It will do me good, real good.
5 days gone by, I was looking for excuses...
Just because I had signed up for no red meat and no wine diet, didn't mean that I was forbidden to have a little bit of what I fancy, surely.
No one said or made any rules about naughty treats, if I remember it right.
After all, I have done very well for past few days, and the success must be celebrated!
Did it taste good?
Oh hell yes, it was quite satisfying and rather, heavenly!
And yes, I did lick the bowl, yum!!
Banoffee jar with salted caramel and coconut
Makes 2 jars (but of course you can just do this like pie)
75g ginger nut biscuits, crushed
20g butter, melted
150g salted caramel (I had ready made jar in my cupboard, souvenir from Ill de Re)
3tbsp coconut cream
1 large banana, sliced
150ml double cream, lightly whipped
2tsp desiccated coconut
Place salted caramel and coconut cream into a sauce pan. Gently reheat and give it a good stir. Once ready leave it to cool.
If you haven't got salted caramel, just add some salt into the normal caramel. Make sure it tastes a bit salty and a bit sweet. Simples!
( And those of you who might think it sounds odd to have salt into desserts, trust me, salt elevates something good to something very very good! It is like an ultimate power dust!!)
Mix crushed biscuits and butter.
Add desiccated coconut into lightly whipped double cream. Mix well.
Now it is time to assemble.
Place biscuit mixture, then some caramel. Banana goes on top followed by whipped cream.
Repeat once more, so you have 2 layers.
Drizzle over the rest of caramel and finish it off with sprinkle of biscuit mixture and some icing sugar.
Chill in the fridge for 30mins so the caramel sets a little then it's all done!