Overseas visitors to this humble Yorkshire blog may be unaware that Great Britain has got yet another unelected prime minister. I will give you two picture clues so that you can possibly guess his name...
Yes my friends, it is indeed
And not what President Biden first called him - Rashid Sanook
or something like that!
By the way, just out of interest, does anybody out there use sumac in or on food? I have never used it myself. It sounds as though it might enhance salads - just as an example. I plan to buy some and give it a whirl.
Speaking of food, here's the stew I was talking about yesterday...
No, but perhaps because we have poison sumac here.ReplyDelete
It could come in handy if one has had an argument with one's wife.Delete
I use sumac and yes it really does enhance salads. Try googling "fatoush" salad - it's delicious and uses sumac!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip Treaders.Delete
The stew looks dee-lish!ReplyDelete
Shame my picture does not show the rising steam.Delete
Someone may well lose at a trivia night with some inaccurate information.ReplyDelete
Did you not guess Andrew? I was joking!Delete
Some people overseas are not so educated about the world, nevertheless I may well call your new PM Richie Sumak.Delete
I did know you had a new PM. Stew looks wonderful, you can't beat a good dumpling :)ReplyDelete
Two dumplings are even better Kylie.Delete
Richie Sumak (b. 1980) was elected to Parliament in 2014 representing Richmond Yorkshire. He supported Brexit.ReplyDelete
A centre-ground Thatcherite, not so right-wing neoliberal as Liz Truss who said she has a pathological hatred of taxation under which our very wealthy suffer grievously.
He was educated at Winchester College then Oxford, taking a degree in PPE, going on to do an MBA at Stanford as a Fulbright Scholar.
Bright & restless & super ambitious.
While in the States he married Akshata Murty, the daughter of an Indian billionaire; this power couple have lavish homes all across London.
As Chancellor he backed Coronavirus Job Retention and Eat Out To Help Out.
Mrs Sumak has non-domicile status, her attorneys spent a mere £30,000 in legal fees so she could avoid paying Income Tax on her global earnings, thus saving herself a cool £20 million.
It did not go down well with those who preach the politics of envy.
Mrs Sumac seems to have done a U-turn on this since it would have damaged her husband's image.
As the saying goes, just follow the money.
Dumpling recipe urgently needed, for those who haven't made them for 50 years!ReplyDelete
I only know how to make them with "Atora" suet. A handful of suet in a mixing bowl with an equal amount of self raising flour. A dash of salt and pepper and a sprinkling of mixed herbs. Mix these dry ingredients up together. I prefer to raise my dumplings in the oven rather than on the hob.. So the stew is pretty much done. put a little water in the dumpling mixture. Mix with a spoon. You don't want the dumpling mixture too wet. Just enough so that you can roll dumpling balls that stick together. Flour powdered hands will help with this as it can get quite sticky. Lay your uncooked dumpling balls on top of the stew and put a lid on the casserole dish. Then into a hot over for between twenty and twenty five minutes. The dumplings will almost double in size. And there you have it! Eat with pleasure!Delete
P.S. You can often buy ready-made dumpling mixes in supermarkets though I seem to recall that you are in Australia Margaet?
Dumplings: 1 1/2 cups Self Raising flour; 1 egg; 1 dessertspoon butter; milk.Delete
Rub btter into flour, add beaten egg and enough milk to make a soft dough. Drop spoonfuls of dough into gently boiling soup or stew.
Well, I hope he's better than the last two. Time will tell.ReplyDelete
Atora suet, a staple of a good cook's cupboard. Never tried Sumac but have been sprinkling the Vegan yeast stuff on my soup, alongside, sadly, grated cheese at the bottom. What I meant to say, is you can get vegetable Atora now as well.ReplyDelete
Mmm, dumplings. I have a recipe for Golden Syrup Dumplings (a dessert) that is so sweet your teeth will curl. Savoury dumplings are better.ReplyDelete
Yes, and I've just discovered that my local supermarket (Woolworths) sells prepared suet dumpling mix. Thanks for reminding me of this delicious addition to stews.ReplyDelete
That stew looks as delicious as it sounded from the description in your previous post. I bet the aroma wafting about your kitchen matches the picture, too.ReplyDelete
I have not followed the life and times of your current PM closely; all I know is that he is from Yorkshire. That is probably enough for my mother-in-law to like him. And I am sure she liked Liz Truss simply because she's a woman. My mother-in-law is like that, and I avoid talking politics with her as much as possible.
I've never eaten sumac -- in fact there's a kind called poison sumac that I believe causes itching, but I'm not sure how it relates to other types of sumac. As a tangent, did you know there was a mid-century singer named Yma Sumac? She's probably on YouTube. She could sing five octaves!ReplyDelete