It's a rainy, cool, Sunday afternoon, and Krista has come over to make me English nursery food to aid in my continued healing. I was worried that my manner of bounding to greet her, seemingly in the full bloom of health, would nullify her offer, but no! Here she is adding a bit of vanilla bean to hot milk, rice, sugar, and a dash of salt. She is using this recipe: Marie Louise's Rice Pudding, from the Wednesday Chef. (We left out the bay leaf.)
My contribution: whole nutmeg I bought (complete with teeny grater) in Sicily two springs ago:
In fact, two weeks after gallbladder surgery, I pretty much am in full bloom of health, except I still can't lift anything heavy because my insides are still knitting themselves back together. Luckily, nutmegs fall within the weight restrictions.