I'm not limiting myself, here: starters, main courses, pudding, side dishes... whatever, it just needs to be new. Again, the source could be the internet, one of the many cookbooks I already own, or even something I make up myself. But it must be new to me.
To help me on this quest I've done a couple of things: I've bought a shiny new Crockpot from Amazon; and I've located a few international food shops in Madrid.
The new Crockpot is from Amazon:
It arrived yesterday, and while I haven't yet used it it definitely looks well-made. And big :)
Perhaps unfortunately I visited one of the shops just before Christmas. Possessed by the Spirit of Christmas Present, I bought rather more than I needed, including mince pies, chocolate, vanilla coke for the girls to try, and most importantly: indian spices.
- Garam Masala
- Curry leaves
- Star anise
Nothing that exotic in a UK supermarket, but hard to get hold of here.
And so, fully prepared - Bring on 2014! I am ready!