as a final act of defiance before school begins next week, su-lin threw a cooking party where she gave us:

potato gratin
sausages in onion gravy
mushroom flan (gary's recipe)
chicken in lemon and white wine (nigella's recipe)
fettucine i don't know what sauce, because i didn't have any
shepherd's pie (julian's)
lime cheesecake
chocolate cake (gary's)

massive carbohydrate overdose, but all the same, delightfully satisfying!