Small pleasures

I suppose I should introduce myself as a contributor rather than assuming everyone knows me from ILX:

I like cooking and eating but am no Heston Blumenthal. I am very easily bored and thus a novelty junkie, but always return to old favourites that my granny (the nice one, not the witchy one that nearly everyone seems to have) taught me as a mere spawnling in her terribly English country kitchen. There really is no equal to gorging oneself on toast spread sumptuously with fresh guinea-fowl egg lemon curd that contains not a little of one’s own fingers, grated finely and enthusiastically along with the zest.