I do miss certain things, the sporadic crisp winter's morning, when the sun is shining and I don't have to go to work. Work would have entailed getting up in the dark, travelling to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, at which point when I'm walking Gary on a sunny morning in Jacksonville or Clermont, in my flip flops and shorts, I don't miss British winter mornings at all...
I miss the British sense of humour, but gradually BBC America are coming through for me with such gems as Gavin and Stacey...one of the funniest things I saw whilst I was back was James Corden and his 'Beckham'esque' pose for charity, those of a nervous disposition please overt your eyes now.....
and finally I miss curry.....
I feel I should have been bought up on the sub continent sometimes as I could probably eat Indian food any night of the week... we do go for Indian food in Florida, but it's just not the same... they say the British national dish is Chicken Tikka Masala....a dish that ranges in colour from bright orange to lurid red and the funny thing is that when this dish was cooked in Britain and then flown over to India for perusal by indigenous Indian chefs they were perplexed by the garish concoction and worse yet, they had never heard of this dish!!!!
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala was the first dish we ever had when we went for our first curry when I was ten years old...my tastes have refined since, I love lamb dishes now...and anything with lamb and spinach (sag!) Everything must be served with fluffy naan bread.....yummy
Lamb Rogan Josh
Fluffy Naan Bread
I am happy to write that I have had two curries this week and my desires have been sated for at least a few weeks. No need for me to try and sneak some in past Customs now...anyone who has a good Lamb Sag recipe please forward to me, I'll be desperate again in a few weeks time!
Just to clarify...I do miss my family and friends, but more of that later!