November calls for one-pot meals that can be left for hours whilst you walk in the sunshine. They should be flavoursome and comforting, rich and satisfying and I love this particular recipe that comes from Nigella - slow cooked lamb with pasta. It's unctuous and delicious and the feta adds a salty creaminess that finishes the whole dish off to perfection.
I've never managed to do Hyde Park's 'Winter Wonderland' yet so it's got to be high on my priority list this year. I'm also planning a trip to the Natural History Museum Ice Rink - a brave move as last time I went skating at Hampton Court one of our party broke his wrist! Also, a trip to the cinema to see Gone Girl. I loved the book, but must be the only person yet to see the film!
A Christmas cake. My granny always used to make ours - one for each branch of the family AND one for me to take back to Uni after the celebrations were over. She was cake queen. So where else would I go for a cake recipe but to that other culinary queen, Delia. This recipe is traditional and classic, both of which I know my granny would approve of. Also planning a few home-grown details for Christmas present wrapping...
What are your 'Musts' for November?