Phew, what a day. I finally managed at 7.30pm to get my php script working - it needed some very non-obvious server environment tweaks. Since I want to demo it at a meeting tomorrow, this is a great relief. Much better than "err, I'm still debugging".
So it's dinner time at last, and continuing my "while the bloke is away" theme, I've made devilled kidneys. Which I will eat with more steamed brussels sprouts, and follow with a treat - a mixed fruit crumble made by my friend Belinda. She macerated the fruit - strawberries, apples, gold kiwifruit - in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. It was great. I'll be reheating it in the oven so the topping stays crisp. Microwaves just don't do the job.
Cooking today: Devilled kidneys. There are many, many recipes for these, but the bottom line is lamb kidneys pan-fried in butter, with worcestershire sauce, hot mustard and chilli. My variant today has also some roast tomatoes and some horseradish. It's important to add the mustard late, because cooking it reduces the heat. And what's the point of a devilled anything if it doesn't take the top of your head off?