All my life I have been a chilli lover and have loved to eat spicy food from all different cultures, 2 days ago I was given a Habanero chilli to add raw to my chicken and BBQ sauce but I decided to give it a miss due to the thumping headache I had while waiting for dinner.
Yesterday we ordered a pizza, I ordered a Mexican pizza with the Habanero chilli in mind, my fiancé kindly chopped the chilli for me, so as I add the Hebanero and take a bite from the pizza, disappointed is an understatement, it was a dud, a weak chilli, it’s brothers and sisters should be ashamed to have including it in the Habanero family, the end!
Oh how I miss good old British food, you just can’t beat a Good roast with Yorkshire puddings on a Sunday evening covered with some warm seductive gravy, mmm mm!
Unfortunately I don’t even have the local fish and chip shop to make up for the lack of of Yorkie pudds and pork sausages, basically most things I’m used to in England are not available here.
But the other week I was lucky enough to have a taste of home, some good old Heinz beans the special edition version with spicy meatballs – my favourite! Served with toast and an episode of Coronation street my homesickness was lifted for the day and the beans and toast was a nice change to the usual potato, fish chunks and egg sauce.
Original Heinz beans are actually sold here in Swedish stores but for the more British confectionary there is a English shop here in Gothenburg located at Plantagegatan, so I am extremely lucky if the sickness gets too bad it’s a good place to buy some comfort food to get me through the dark days.
Yesterday my beautiful fiancée was wonderful enough to bake a batch of very delicious white choc & raspberry cookies, now as I think most of us will agree that homemade goods are much better then any mass produced rubbish you would buy from Tesco.
Now these cookies were amazing not just because they taste good but because they are the closest thing to Millie’s cookies I have ever tried, Millie’s have always been my favourite so I’m extremely lucky to actually have a partner who can bake to suit my taste, she makes a very good apple crumble too!
After 6 months of living in Sweden the food is probably the only thing that still surprises me, now I must say I’m a big fan of Swedish meatballs, cream sauce and mash potato, that is just a treat! But other things I can’t help but think WTF! And its not like the stuff that looks weird tastes any better cause it doesn’t.
Well this was not the case last night, I was served up a lovely dish of hash browns, crunchy delicious bacon and sweet blood pudding, now in England this is a typical breakfast and add beans, sausages and a fried egg and you got your self a full English! It does feel strange to eat the usual breakfast ingredients in the evening and since it’s the norm here it just made it all that more strange but I’ll take that over Pyttipanna any day thanks.