What I had for dinner the night David Cameron became prime minister. Sob.

In honour of our new potato-head PM, a new potato salad for dinner. One was vibrant, fresh and gorgeous, the other looks slimy and makes me want to vom. I’ll leave you to work out which is which.


Roast radish, new potato and tomato salad




According to the New York Times, roast radishes are popping up in restaurants all over that fine city. Enough of a reason for me to have a go.

Preheat oven to 220. Parboil some little potatoes, halved, until just tender. Heat a generous glug of olive oil in a roasting tin. Meanwhile, chop the tops off a small bunch of radishes (reserve those greens) and slice the veg in half. Also halve a big handful of cherry and/or baby plum tomatoes and slice a fat clove of garlic. Tip everything bar the greens into the preheated oil, squeeze over the juice of half a lemon, season, stir to coat in the oil and return to the oven. Cook for about 20 mins until the potatoes are golden and a bit crisp. Meanwhile, slice a couple of spring onions, roughly chop the radish tops and a handful of parsley. Stir these in to the roast veg when they’re done, and finish with one squeeze more of lemon, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a bit more s&p.


Definitely an evening for dessert.


Mango pots with creme fraiche, coconut & chilli chocolate sauce




Our new lizard overlords may not like immigrants,  but I for one am grateful for the huge Indian community in the vibrant part of London in which I live, tonight particularly for the glorious Alphonso mangoes I had for dessert.

Layer in small glasses: chopped mango –> a dollop of creme fraiche –> melted dark chocolate mixed with a pinch or two of chilli powder. Sprinkle dessicated coconut and dried chilli flakes on top. Delicious, but also, fuck. George Osborne is chancellor.



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2 responses to “What I had for dinner the night David Cameron became prime minister. Sob.

  1. I couldn’t even eat on that night…

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