Shery Crow…….the greatest. End of. Why start with that I hear you cry? Well…..when I paint, make or cook, music is the one thing that stays constant. And it has to be loud! And, usually, it starts with a Sheryl Crow album!
So we're hitting the Great Pottery Throw Down semi finals this evening and chandeliers are the on the menu….. Whilst I'm not there in person, I am with them in spirit! Yesterday The Veterinary Times published an article on my time in the show which brought back all the fond memories!!! Through the power of clay, I have made it on my own into our vet professional press….
I have been playing about throwing with some porcelain of late. Porcelain acts like nothing else! It will quite literally decide for no reason whatsoever to just throw itself off the wheel and leave you so infuriated you want to scream. But then, when you get in the rhythm, the joy that comes from throwing a porcelain triumph is akin to conquering the world!
So by now it is no secret that I am lucky enough to be featured as a contestant on the 2015 series of The Great Pottery Throwdown! In reflection of episode 1, I am going to share a fool proof recipe for a really impressive fish soup. I can't really call this a 'soupe de poisson' as we aren't serving it with rouille and crouton but in fairness with a bit of tweaking you could easily transform it so. I have served this as a starter (just as a soup with maybe one small fillet of fish) or as a main dish (bulked up with a few extra fillets of fish and plenty of crusty bread).
If I ever have a spare hour to kill in London, I step off at Trafalgar Square, through the doors of the National Gallery and straight to the 18th-20th century paintings. I never tire of it. What's more, I feel so grateful to be living in a country where such incredible artwork is available for public viewing, for our total consumption, actively encouraging individual opinion and uninhibited discussion.