There has been an Ukrainian cookbook in the kitchen for the last couple of months. It has been much admired, particularly for the pictures of powerfully armed ladies kneading bread, but it has not had a workout yet.
That changed last night when I followed one of the recipes for a marinade for chicken on the BBQ.
The marinade was made by putting through a food processor 5 good tablespoons of yogurt, two tablespoons of clear honey, a handful each of parsley and coriander with plenty of salt and pepper and a dash of hot chilli sauce. The resulting bright green slush was spread over chicken and left for a few hours to stew.
The chicken then went on the hot BBQ whilst I cooked buttery, crunchy rice and picked salad from the garden.
We ate it listening to what can only be best described as Turkish taxi driver music and thinking about cottages for sale on The Sheep’s Head.