This evening when I switched on my oven to preheat as I wrapped my gammon joint in foil, I heard a ping and saw a red flash. Our 20 year old oven had finally given up the ghost
While its timing could undoubtedly have been much worse (think Christmas morning!), it wasn't entirely convenient with a friend coming for dinner and an uncooked joint sitting on the worktop. Some quick thinking was called for. I unwrapped the gammon, sliced it thickly and popped it under the luckily still functioning grill.
This was a meal designed around 'the side', Quince Tree's tangy pineapple and chilli salsa. It looked so fresh and juicy that I just had to try it out. A slice of gammon struck me as the ideal partner. And it was. Thanks Sue.