Saying goodbye to people

My friend M (who I went to Russia with) has just moved back to Canada.  I am sad about this.

The day before she flew out, we met for breakfast at Ottolenghi, where we loaded up on coffee (she’d been up most of the night packing) and shashuka.  We’ll see each other again – I’m plotting to take the kids to visit her already.

Shashuka
Shashuka

In the meantime, I need to learn how to make shashuka.  Ottolenghi put coriander in it, which is very nice.

Harry Morgan

Yesterday, we went to St John’s Wood for an appointment.  Afterwards, we met our friend M, who lives round there, and went to Harry Morgan for brunch.

Harry Morgan
Harry Morgan

This is a nice place and good for children.  They have terrific coffee and do a lot of Jewish food which is unfamiliar to me but extremely good.

Menu
Menu

My husband had the bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese, I had an omelette with spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes and M had something called shashuka.  I’d never heard of this but it looked terrific.

M totally ordered the best thing out of the three of us
M totally ordered the best thing out of the three of us
My omelette was great but I still had shashuka envy
My omelette was great but I still had shashuka envy

I think I may have a go at making shashuka – it looks like the sort of thing that would be quite easy to do in the AGA.