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Title: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 04, 2010, 18:20:00 pm
To kick off this, I'm going with the culinary delight I experienced in the food section in the new Van Hage garden centre in Peterborough this afternoon.

Blackcurrant Balsamic Vinegar.  Wow.

They had a sampler bowl out, with some bread for dipping.  So I tried a sample.  And another.  Sneakily walked around the tabe, then back for another sample.

I did of course, buy a small bottle to bring home, along with a lemongrass infused olive oil to mix with the blackcurrant either for dipping, or for a dressing.

The blackcurrant balsamic is amazing - you get this really intense sweet blackcurrant followed by the kick of the vinegar.  It really is amazing.  It might sound bizarre, but I'd like to try this drizzled over crepes.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fourth course
Post by: zoony on December 04, 2010, 20:47:28 pm
The king prawns in my main course of satay from the Chinese tonight were sublime.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 04, 2010, 21:32:05 pm
Bought a gammon hock today from Morrisons.  Planning a pea+ham soup for tomorrow night.

And hopefully I'll get around to making a black banana cake too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/black_banana_cake_52982

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on December 04, 2010, 22:10:03 pm
Did a cauliflower cheese (mature cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, crumbled Stilton on top with Serrano ham, golden brown in oven after 25 mins - it was rather good.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 06, 2010, 13:33:08 pm
Yorkshire puds.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on December 10, 2010, 16:13:35 pm
A bag of chips from the Fishery at Bolsover this afternoon,ate it whilst driving down the M1!! Lovely.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on December 12, 2010, 11:37:14 am
Quote from: dwtty on December 10, 2010, 16:13:35 pm
A bag of chips from the Fishery at Bolsover this afternoon,ate it whilst driving down the M1!! Lovely.


Couldn't tell you the last time I had 'chippy' chips.  Must rectify that.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Blastzone on December 12, 2010, 12:52:06 pm
Quote from: NeilP on December 04, 2010, 22:10:03 pm
Did a cauliflower cheese (mature cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, crumbled Stilton on top with Serrano ham, golden brown in oven after 25 mins - it was rather good.


That sounds tremendous
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 12, 2010, 19:25:32 pm
My first attempt at Pea+Ham soup last night.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nicola B on December 15, 2010, 20:22:32 pm
Egg and chips for tea.....not had it for years....really good.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 15, 2010, 22:32:51 pm
Quote from: Nicola B on December 15, 2010, 20:22:32 pm
Egg and chips for tea.....not had it for years....really good.
Ooh that sounds good.  I haven't had chips for weeks now.  One of my favourites (with chips) is ham, egg and chips (cold ham).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 20, 2010, 18:14:15 pm
Faggots and chips with the gravy poured over the chips.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 20, 2010, 21:00:00 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 20, 2010, 18:14:15 pm
Faggots and chips with the gravy poured over the chips.

Can you go and tell them that on The Rush Forum please Zooners?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2010, 22:47:25 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on December 20, 2010, 21:00:00 pm
Can you go and tell them that on The Rush Forum please Zooners?


How come Simmers?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2010, 23:05:05 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 21, 2010, 22:47:25 pm
How come Simmers?

I got banned over there for saying that as a nice teatime treat I love licking gravy off Faggots.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on December 22, 2010, 10:42:03 am
Quote from: Nick Sims on December 21, 2010, 23:05:05 pm
I got banned over there for saying that as a nice teatime treat I love licking gravy off Faggots.
That caused some strange looks in work as I coughed and spluttered.
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 23, 2010, 22:32:07 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on December 21, 2010, 23:05:05 pm
I got banned over there for saying that as a nice teatime treat I love licking gravy off Faggots.


Lol, now i get it mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 30, 2010, 21:28:29 pm
A Gin Martini - i think 2011 is going to be my cocktail year.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 30, 2010, 22:41:38 pm
Damson jam on toast.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on January 04, 2011, 09:38:56 am
I know I shouldn't have, but Jam Roly Poly + Custard.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 04, 2011, 12:50:53 pm
Grilled mackerel and sardines on wholemeal bread.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on January 05, 2011, 19:53:51 pm

Made spaghetti with king prawns, chilli, spring onions and broccoli in a tomato sauce.

Even if I say so myself, it was restaurant quality.  Stunning. 
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 06, 2011, 13:37:00 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on January 05, 2011, 19:53:51 pm
Made spaghetti with king prawns, chilli, spring onions and broccoli in a tomato sauce.

Even if I say so myself, it was restaurant quality.  Stunning.


Sounds nice mate, but i'd have to have a sample to confirm if it was  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 09, 2011, 11:24:24 am
Getting a nice bottle of wine out of the cellar for tonight:

(http://ei.isnooth.com/wine/Zenato-Amarone-Della-Valpolicella-Classico-2001.2_d_7.wine_559849_detail.jpeg)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 09, 2011, 19:48:21 pm
Oh my, this Amarone was one of the best wines I've had.....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on January 10, 2011, 00:53:23 am
Quote from: Ron on January 09, 2011, 19:48:21 pm
Oh my, this Amarone was one of the best wines I've had.....
It's the nectar of the Gods. 8)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 10, 2011, 09:44:01 am
Quote from: Tom Garrett on January 10, 2011, 00:53:23 am
It's the nectar of the Gods. 8)


The good thing is that I still have a bottle of this wine in the cellar. But not for long. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on January 11, 2011, 00:40:13 am
Quote from: Ron on January 10, 2011, 09:44:01 am
The good thing is that I still have a bottle of this wine in the cellar. But not for long. :)
Haha, try and hold it for the Ahoy Rush gig, if i can afford to get over for it, i'll bring one to compliment it.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 11, 2011, 08:29:30 am
Quote from: Tom Garrett on January 11, 2011, 00:40:13 am
Haha, try and hold it for the Ahoy Rush gig, if i can afford to get over for it, i'll bring one to compliment it.


I would love to, Tom, but unfortunately I will be in St. Petersburg that week.  :(
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on January 12, 2011, 09:28:57 am
Quote from: Ron on January 11, 2011, 08:29:30 am
I would love to, Tom, but unfortunately I will be in St. Petersburg that week.  :(
No need to worry Ron, i can look after the Amarone. ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 12, 2011, 09:58:25 am
Quote from: Tom Garrett on January 12, 2011, 09:28:57 am
No need to worry Ron, i can look after the Amarone. ;D


I'll make sure that you don't have to worry about taking care of the Amarone. :)
This bottle at least, since I have two more cases with recent years of Amarone, which are not really ready for consumption yet.  8)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on January 12, 2011, 21:11:10 pm
Quote from: Ron on January 12, 2011, 09:58:25 am
I'll make sure that you don't have to worry about taking care of the Amarone. :)
This bottle at least, since I have two more cases with recent years of Amarone, which are not really ready for consumption yet.  8)
I can't get it at an affordable price since my supplier retired.
â,¬47 per bottle now. :'( , used to get it for â,¬25
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on January 17, 2011, 10:09:50 am
Quote from: Tom Garrett on January 12, 2011, 21:11:10 pm
I can't get it at an affordable price since my supplier retired.
â,¬47 per bottle now. :'( , used to get it for â,¬25


Got the stuff at a reasonable price, luckily.

I can now safely say that the second bottle of Amarone was as good as the first one!  ;D 8) :P
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 28, 2011, 13:51:46 pm
A large full English breakfast in the cafe in our village this morning.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on January 30, 2011, 15:12:54 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 28, 2011, 13:51:46 pm
A large full English breakfast in the cafe in our village this morning.


We had one of those yesterday made by my own fair hand. Smoked bacon, cumberland sausage, plenty of mushrooms fried in butter, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, and eggs fried in butter. Toast and tea included  at no extra charge. Didn't need to eat again until 9pm.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 30, 2011, 21:21:31 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on January 30, 2011, 15:12:54 pm
Didn't need to eat again until 9pm.


What time did you have it then Terr, 6pm?! Sounds very nice what you had, and a good full English takes some beating.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 31, 2011, 10:44:15 am
Had a very nice Full English Brunch at the local Golf Club Cafe yesterday after a good walk with the Missus and a friend Very reasonable price too Can't afford to do it very often though or I'd be a right Porker
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 06, 2011, 09:30:39 am
Shredded wheat. cover them halfway up with milk, sprinkle with sugar, and then let them rest for 10 minutes before devouring.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on February 07, 2011, 11:05:20 am
Quote from: TerrBerr on January 30, 2011, 15:12:54 pm
We had one of those yesterday made by my own fair hand. Smoked bacon, cumberland sausage, plenty of mushrooms fried in butter, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, and eggs fried in butter. Toast and tea included  at no extra charge. Didn't need to eat again until 9pm.
Mmmm.m.mmmm....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Red Star on February 10, 2011, 20:40:02 pm
A quadruple Gordens Gin and Schwepps tonic served over ice and freshly squeezed lime and served in a pint glass! ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 10, 2011, 21:06:12 pm
Quote from: Red Star on February 10, 2011, 20:40:02 pm
A quadruple Gordens Gin and Schwepps tonic served over ice and freshly squeezed lime and served in a pint glass! ;D


And what you eating with that mate?  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Red Star on February 10, 2011, 21:11:06 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 10, 2011, 21:06:12 pm
And what you eating with that mate?  ;).


The Mrs home made curry Rob! ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 10, 2011, 22:05:35 pm
Quote from: Red Star on February 10, 2011, 21:11:06 pm
The Mrs home made curry Rob! ;)


Now THAT sounds good mate, and i trust it's better than that slop we had down the road from the Robin2!  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on February 21, 2011, 18:26:13 pm
The breakfast buffet at the Jury's Inn yesterday.

Kicked off with a croissant and jam as I wanted a sugar hit, then orange juice, tea, 2 sausages, 1 bacon, scrambled egg, baked beans, grilled tomato, 2 hash browns and two slices of toast.  Shame no mushrooms.  A mere snack for Zoony, but filled me up.  Then I had KFC for tea last night, couldn't be arsed cooking.

Feels like I out about 5lb on over the weekend what with the boozing and eating.  Gotta live once in a while though eh?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 22, 2011, 23:07:41 pm
Quote from: Reg on February 21, 2011, 18:26:13 pm
The breakfast buffet at the Jury's Inn yesterday.

A mere snack for Zoony,


Yes Reg, i was wondering what you had for your MAIN course mate  :P ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on April 12, 2011, 01:03:06 am
Breakfast at Yates's in Wolverhampton. Damn good value at £3.95. Everything good, real Heinz beans, a huge fried portobello mushroom, egg, bacon, great sausages and hashbrowns.  Kept us both fed from 11am to 8:30pm. Must remember these for the Rush tour and see if there are any in the cities we are visiting.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: spudley on April 12, 2011, 01:09:20 am
Quote from: TerrBerr on April 12, 2011, 01:03:06 am
Breakfast at Yates's in Wolverhampton. Damn good value at £3.95. Everything good, real Heinz beans, a huge fried portobello mushroom, egg, bacon, great sausages and hashbrowns.  Kept us both fed from 11am to 8:30pm. Must remember these for the Rush tour and see if there are any in the cities we are visiting.

Sounds great, but I'm always disappointed when you get one huge mushroom. Would rather have lots of smaller ones .
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on April 12, 2011, 13:07:31 pm
Quote from: spudley on April 12, 2011, 01:09:20 am
Sounds great, but I'm always disappointed when you get one huge mushroom. Would rather have lots of smaller ones .


I love lots of mushrooms too, but the rest of this breakfast was so good, I didn't really miss them. Most restaurants serve those horrible canned mushrooms and they're watery and unpleasant. This was a quality mushroom. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 12, 2011, 16:09:58 pm
Very simple pleasure food-wise.

Eating sandwiches - hard boiled egg with salad cream, and corned beef with caramelised apple chutney in Wakerley Great Wood on Saturday afternoon.

Shaded from the sunshine by tall larch trees.

With some delightful company to share it with 8)

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on April 12, 2011, 16:59:18 pm
Quote from: Reg on April 12, 2011, 16:09:58 pm
Very simple pleasure food-wise.

Eating sandwiches - hard boiled egg with salad cream, and corned beef with caramelised apple chutney in Wakerley Great Wood on Saturday afternoon.

Shaded from the sunshine by tall larch trees.

With some delightful company to share it with 8)


Why don't you just start a  thread saying 'hey guys i got my leg over on saturday!!!'.

::) ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 12, 2011, 17:35:21 pm
Quote from: dwtty on April 12, 2011, 16:59:18 pm
Why don't you just start a  thread saying 'hey guys i got my leg over on saturday!!!'.

::) ;)
Because I didn't!  :o  But did have a lovely day.  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: SL on April 20, 2011, 23:42:02 pm
Quote from: dwtty on April 12, 2011, 16:59:18 pm
Why don't you just start a  thread saying 'hey guys i got my leg over on saturday!!!'.

::) ;)


^^ ;D ;) ;D


Think it's too cheeky to ask for a donner kebab without the pitta bread?!  I'm about to go and ask at my local...
It'll be my first (and probably only) pleasure of this day
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 12, 2011, 18:39:57 pm
2 poached eggs on toast, made all the more better as my son Brad made them for me!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 19, 2011, 22:01:42 pm
Just having a stacked bacon sandwich with a bottle of Theakstons old peculiar.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on June 20, 2011, 17:03:25 pm
Some recent simple food pleasures . . .

Toasted Onion bagels with Primula cheese spread.
Heinz Salad Cream (had some of this recently after not having had it for years).
My home made pea and ham soup.
Fishfinger sandwiches.
Strawberries and bananas with ice-cream.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: spudley on June 20, 2011, 22:55:56 pm
Primula! I might have to buy some, didn't know they still made it!
I'm the only  person I know that's never had a fish finger butty. Doesn't appeal to me at all.
My simple pleasure was poached egg with crispy smoked bacon on a muffin for brekkie yesterday. Really crispy bacon and a runny yolk.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 20, 2011, 23:31:52 pm
Nice to see that i'm not the only one eating  ;). Hasd a nice lunch of scrambled eggs with mushrooms on wholemeal toast today, plenty of seasoning on it. Actually had something at work i wasn't really keen on last friday night, Heinz farmers market broccoli and stilton soup. A tad overpowering i found.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on July 05, 2011, 21:13:04 pm
Just been making my sandwiches for work tonight, corned beef, beetroot and red onion on seeded wholemeal bread, and the beetroot was so divine that i couldn't resist eating a slice or five while the jar was open.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on July 07, 2011, 18:03:22 pm
Horlicks last night.  Yum. 
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 30, 2011, 12:41:08 pm
Simple pleaure of yesterday: Full English Breakfast and a pint of Guinness :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on July 30, 2011, 19:37:51 pm
Two superb chinese meals from my local Jade house last night and tonight. Main course last night was Singapore fried rice, and i had the Singapore chow mein tonight.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: SL on August 08, 2011, 00:50:27 am
Homemade fish pie.. bloody great too, if I may say so myself! ;)

I strayed a wee bit from the 'usual' by adding some broccolli and celery before topping with some sliced par-boiled ayrshire tatties.  Nom nom nom!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: spudley on August 31, 2011, 22:27:08 pm
I bought a punnet of strawberries from Tesco today.  They were the sweetest and juciest I've ever had, just delightful.
So glad they weren't those pully facey ones that are so disappointing.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on September 04, 2011, 21:17:45 pm
roast chicken dinner today..loverly...:)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on September 04, 2011, 23:21:16 pm
Sanglier with rustic bread  and a ripe Brie
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on September 06, 2011, 12:10:22 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 30, 2011, 19:37:51 pm
Two superb chinese meals from my local Jade house last night and tonight. Main course last night was Singapore fried rice, and i had the Singapore chow mein tonight.
Rob - was the Singapore chow mein with soft noodles, or vermicelli?  I love it with soft noodles, but won't touch it with those super-thin noodle things.  My favourite was in the New China restaurant in Cardiff, which has sadly gone now, replaced by a Bet Fred bookies. :(
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 08, 2011, 21:52:51 pm
Quote from: Reg on September 06, 2011, 12:10:22 pm
Rob - was the Singapore chow mein with soft noodles, or vermicelli?  I love it with soft noodles, but won't touch it with those super-thin noodle things.  My favourite was in the New China restaurant in Cardiff, which has sadly gone now, replaced by a Bet Fred bookies. :(


The soft noodles Reg, lovely kick it has to it as well from my local establishment.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on September 09, 2011, 00:37:22 am


Smoked mackerel fillets.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on September 09, 2011, 16:05:25 pm
The stonking apple and elderberry crumble I made for mine and Fuzzy's lunch. Bonkersly good I must say.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 09, 2011, 21:34:56 pm
Quote from: dwtty on September 09, 2011, 16:05:25 pm
The stonking apple and elderberry crumble I made for mine and Fuzzy's lunch. Bonkersly good I must say.


Any cinnamon in it Maria?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on September 09, 2011, 22:31:13 pm
the produce of the kitchen of master chef Bez ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on September 10, 2011, 16:53:58 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 09, 2011, 21:34:56 pm
Any cinnamon in it Maria?


No Zooons. If it were plain apple yes but wouldn't have suited the elderberries. You should pop up and have soeme.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 10, 2011, 19:53:59 pm
Quote from: dwtty on September 10, 2011, 16:53:58 pm
No Zooons. If it were plain apple yes but wouldn't have suited the elderberries. You should pop up and have soeme.


Me and Greg should be up at Ben's house on october 15th if you want to bring me some round Maria  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on September 10, 2011, 23:04:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 10, 2011, 19:53:59 pm
Me and Greg should be up at Ben's house on october 15th if you want to bring me some round Maria  ;).


Ben's house is 15 mins away from me so you can pop up here and eat as much as you like!!

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 11, 2011, 09:39:17 am
Quote from: dwtty on September 10, 2011, 23:04:46 pm
Ben's house is 15 mins away from me so you can pop up here and eat as much as you like!!


You are starting to put ideas into my head now Maria!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on September 14, 2011, 11:51:01 am
Quote from: zoony on September 11, 2011, 09:39:17 am
You are starting to put ideas into my head now Maria!


you are more than welcome. It was lovely yo get a chance to fatten Fuzzy up at the weekend! You and lee could have an eating competition, I'm telling you he'd give you a run for your money!

So far today i've made

sweet potato and squash soup.

Shepherds pie

Kofte kebabs for tea.

Spicy curried apple and parsnip soup.

I really must get a proper job soon. I'm bored shitless!!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: spudley on September 17, 2011, 21:48:23 pm
Just back from Turkey where we shared a villa with another couple. We heard about a local chef that would come to our villa and cook an evening meal for us, so we decided to try it. Just incredible. He was with us from about 4pm- 11pm. Starters were a mixed bean salad, cheese borek (cheese pastry rolls), courgette fritters and a carrot/yogurt salad. Heaven. Then followed by chicken kebabs and a lamb casserole. Finished with a traditional Turkish dessert made from honey and pasta!
One of the best meals I've ever eaten, with one of the best views over Kalkan Bay.
The icing on the cake was that it cost only £20 per head! Unbelievable!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on October 28, 2011, 22:38:37 pm
Bacon, new potatoes and garden peas with a generous covering of mint sauce.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on November 03, 2011, 15:13:44 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 28, 2011, 22:38:37 pm
Bacon, new potatoes and garden peas with a generous covering of mint sauce.
Speaking of new potatoes - I boiled some lunchtime and they are currently cooling down.  I am going to fry them, along with sausage and egg for my tea tonight :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 03, 2011, 18:18:46 pm
Had a box of 6 Brains faggots with some spicy potato wedges for tea tonight. Mopped up all that lovely gravy with two buttered wholemeal rolls.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 04, 2011, 00:06:29 am
Quote from: zoony on November 03, 2011, 18:18:46 pm
Had a box of 6 Brains faggots with some spicy potato wedges for tea tonight. Mopped up all that lovely gravy with two buttered wholemeal rolls.

That's HATE TALK is that.
Try posting that on The Rush Forum...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 04, 2011, 22:35:18 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on November 04, 2011, 00:06:29 am
That's HATE TALK is that.
Try posting that on The Rush Forum...


Lol, everytime i open my mouth i offend someone Simmers  :P ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 04, 2011, 22:47:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 04, 2011, 22:35:18 pm
Lol, everytime i open my mouth i offend someone Simmers  :P ;).

Hmmmmm, you as well. It must be a man thing...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 04, 2011, 23:04:55 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on November 04, 2011, 22:47:46 pm
Hmmmmm, you as well. It must be a man thing...


We are just misunderstood old bean.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Ron on November 16, 2011, 15:00:08 pm
Trying to get us back on course....
Being in Brussels today reminds me of one of the nicer restaurants here, where they serve a great starter: beef carpaccio with olive oil and freshly cut black truffles.
On a really good day, you can smell the fresh truffles already when entering the restaurant.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 24, 2011, 17:32:45 pm
Had myself a nice fry up for breakfast yesterday, and my evening meal was one of my favourites; Oven-baked salmon with mashed potatoes. I add a vegitable stock cube to my potatoes while they're on the boil as it adds a nice extra flavour to them.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 27, 2011, 18:21:28 pm
Seriously strong cheddar and pickled shallots on toast. Splendid.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 30, 2011, 18:29:52 pm
Was stuck in Kings Cross yesterday and decided to have dinner in this nice looking pub/restaurant in the Premier Inn next door. Hands down one of the best meals I've ever had!

Starter: Sticky Chicken Goujons
Battered chicken strips coated in a spiced caramel glaze.

Main: 10oz Rump Steak

And with my usual tipple it all came to £16!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on December 03, 2011, 12:27:29 pm
Signed up to have a weekly Graze Box (http://www.graze.com/) delivered to me at work.  Had the first one last week.  A fantastc snack treat.  Well worth the £3.49.

If you fancy trying one let me know and I'll give you a code that gets us both a freebie.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 05, 2011, 10:57:15 am
Roast beef, rare of course, along with the usual trimmings. It was superb!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 05, 2011, 11:03:24 am
Quote from: Dixkot on December 03, 2011, 12:27:29 pm
Signed up to have a weekly Graze Box (http://www.graze.com/) delivered to me at work.  Had the first one last week.  A fantastc snack treat.  Well worth the £3.49.

If you fancy trying one let me know and I'll give you a code that gets us both a freebie.


Not really my cup of tea mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on December 10, 2011, 16:31:15 pm
Just bottled up my homemade Limoncello.  Had a small (aye right) glass and it is fantastic.



Recipe

12 unwaxed lemons
2 litres vodka
400ml water
1kg caster sugar


Peel the lemons trying not to take too much of the white pith, then squeeze out the juice from the lemons.

Put the caster sugar in a pan with the water and stir over a low heat until the sugar is disssolved.

Add the lemon peel, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins.

Add juice, bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 mins.

Leave to cool.

Put the vodka and lemon mixture in to a container and seal ( I used a homebrew demijohn )

Leave to infuse for two weeks, shaking the container every two days.

Strain and bottle.

Serve chilled.

Done. xx
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Captain Ron on January 08, 2012, 23:04:06 pm
Just had a bowl of Terr's awesome chillbeef onion and peppers stew accompanied by some nice Wolf Blass cab sauv. Yum! Then for dessert had some Mackie's double cream cornish vanilla into which I swirled some maple syrup. That particular combo I discovered tastes very similar to "Poor Bears Delight". An Ulster favourite from a company called Mauds.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Oor Wullie on January 11, 2012, 17:08:05 pm
Having pizza for tea tonight.  I'm starving!!!

Also sipping on some nice Kopparberg Pear Cider.  Lovely.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Blastzone on January 11, 2012, 22:46:32 pm
Quote from: Oor Wullie on January 11, 2012, 17:08:05 pm
Having pizza for tea tonight.  I'm starving!!!

Also sipping on some nice Kopparberg Pear Cider.  Lovely.


You alky you !!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 15, 2012, 11:11:47 am
A pre match Macdonalds in Nottingham before the Saints game yesterday, and then a Burger king at Tamworth services on the way home.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: The Doctor 2 on January 15, 2012, 11:56:52 am
Quote from: zoony on January 15, 2012, 11:11:47 am
A pre match Macdonalds in Nottingham before the Saints game yesterday, and then a Burger king at Tamworth services on the way home.


£35 later.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2012, 14:30:37 pm
Quote from: The Doctor 2 on January 15, 2012, 11:56:52 am
£35 later.

35 lb later...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 16, 2012, 11:25:00 am
Quote from: The Doctor 2 on January 15, 2012, 11:56:52 am
£35 later.


No mate, just over £16, and that was for me and Greg. Had some vouchers for Burger king, 2 meals for the price of one.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 16, 2012, 11:25:54 am
Quote from: Nick Sims on January 15, 2012, 14:30:37 pm
35 lb later...


Simmers, you're sounding like sjsbrfc on FB about his bloody diet!  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on January 17, 2012, 09:36:15 am
Quote from: zoony on January 16, 2012, 11:25:54 am
Simmers, you're sounding like sjsbrfc on FB about his bloody diet!  ;).


Fair play to the man, Simon has lost nearly four stone or maybe more which is brilliant.

Today's luxury has been kippers for breakfast. We're all on a high-ish protein diet, so it's almonds and fish every day. Although not necessarily together.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 18, 2012, 16:11:56 pm
Portugize sardine pate on toasted french stick. Bliss!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 29, 2012, 13:30:49 pm
A tin of Heinz spaghetti bolognese, with barbecue sauce and chilli flakes added to it, served on wholemeal toast. Very satisfying.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on March 06, 2012, 16:47:13 pm
Even though I scooped out most of the filling and binned it, the first creme egg of the season was delicious.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on March 06, 2012, 18:49:35 pm
Quote from: dwtty on March 06, 2012, 16:47:13 pm
Even though I scooped out most of the filling and binned it


That's the best way with Creme eggs.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on March 06, 2012, 18:50:32 pm
Don't know if this is a simple pleasure or not, but it seems my appetite has returned. It's been MIA for about two weeks. I wonder if I lost any weight? No matter, it's probably gonna pile back on the next week. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 07, 2012, 17:59:21 pm
Pork chop fat. Beautiful!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on March 07, 2012, 18:22:31 pm
Quote from: dwtty on March 06, 2012, 16:47:13 pm
Even though I scooped out most of the filling and binned it.

Why would you do that!?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on March 08, 2012, 14:23:00 pm
Simple but lovely grub last night.

Tin of flaked tuna, tin of sweetcorn, some beetroot, cherry tomatoes, pickled onions, and a packet of ready salted crisps. 
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on March 08, 2012, 14:50:30 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on March 07, 2012, 18:22:31 pm
Why would you do that!?


Cos the filling is a bit sickly.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: spudley on March 10, 2012, 19:14:21 pm
Chicken thighs, Chopped chorizo, red onions, red peppers, sweet potato, oregano and zest of an orange all roasted in one big pan in the oven. One of my most favourite dinners.  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Summerland on March 10, 2012, 20:06:16 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on March 07, 2012, 18:22:31 pm
Why would you do that!?


Because they're bloody horrible - though I'd probably scoop out the filling, bin it; then bin the vegetate shell. Yeeee-uch  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 11, 2012, 10:59:28 am
Quote from: spudley on March 10, 2012, 19:14:21 pm
Chicken thighs, Chopped chorizo, red onions, red peppers, sweet potato, oregano and zest of an orange all roasted in one big pan in the oven. One of my most favourite dinners.  :)


Sounds great! You know what Nigella says's about chicken thiighs compared to breasts. Twice the flavour, half the price.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on March 11, 2012, 15:45:44 pm
Quote from: zoony on March 11, 2012, 10:59:28 am
Sounds great! You know what Nigella says's about chicken thiighs compared to breasts. Twice the flavour, half the price.

I'd much prefer to have my mouth full of Nigella's breasts than thighs....  ;) ::) ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 11, 2012, 20:08:32 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on March 11, 2012, 15:45:44 pm
I'd much prefer to have my mouth full of Nigella's breasts than thighs....  ;) ::) ;)


Agreed mate, but we were talking about food  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Pricey on March 11, 2012, 23:56:38 pm
Quote from: zoony on March 11, 2012, 20:08:32 pm
Agreed mate, but we were talking about food  ;).
. Just in case you haven't seen this ...

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=GB#/watch?v=RtS2Ikk7A9I
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on March 21, 2012, 12:44:20 pm
Discovering a deep fat fryer left by a previous housemate still works.  I've given it a good clean and bought some oil for it.  Home made chips are soooo nice.   

Ooh - I could do onion rings too!  And, er, other stuff.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 07, 2012, 00:49:42 am
A nice bottle of Chablis (Domaine de L'Harmonie from Jean-Marc Brocard)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on April 07, 2012, 02:50:02 am
I made the family one of those Marco Pierre White fish pies. A touch too rich, but still very nice all the same.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 14:07:04 pm


A piece with square slice this a.m.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 07, 2012, 16:13:06 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 14:07:04 pm

A piece with square slice this a.m.


I can't make any sense of that mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 17:59:05 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 07, 2012, 16:13:06 pm
I can't make any sense of that mate?


It's an alien concept in Englandshire.

A piece (sandwich) with square slice (Lorne sausage).

(http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/205813_24Nov10_square_sliced.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: The Doctor 2 on April 07, 2012, 18:43:39 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 17:59:05 pm
It's an alien concept in Englandshire.

A piece (sandwich) with square slice (Lorne sausage).

(http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/205813_24Nov10_square_sliced.jpg)


Bloody philistines. Rattle a tottie scone on mine Richard.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 07, 2012, 19:42:18 pm
Looks foul Dix.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 20:16:28 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 07, 2012, 19:42:18 pm
Looks foul Dix.


No, it's beef.   ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Blastzone on April 08, 2012, 19:17:02 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 17:59:05 pm
It's an alien concept in Englandshire.

A piece (sandwich) with square slice (Lorne sausage).

(http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/205813_24Nov10_square_sliced.jpg)


Best when it crispy at the edges...whack it on a soft roll with broon sauce :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: The Doctor 2 on April 09, 2012, 21:18:33 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on April 08, 2012, 19:17:02 pm
Best when it crispy at the edges...whack it on a soft roll with broon sauce :)


Best on slice of Mothers Pride plain bread.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: geo on April 09, 2012, 23:57:26 pm
aye doc but it's got to be the ootsider.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 10, 2012, 14:50:07 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on April 07, 2012, 20:16:28 pm
No, it's beef.   ;)
Boom boom!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on April 10, 2012, 17:21:39 pm
Quote from: Reg on April 10, 2012, 14:50:07 pm
Boom boom!


Thanks Reg, glad someone noticed....... 8) ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: The Doctor 2 on April 11, 2012, 13:02:55 pm
Quote from: geo on April 09, 2012, 23:57:26 pm
aye doc but it's got to be the ootsider.


Too right an ootsider liberally plastered with Lurpak.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 28, 2012, 01:04:57 am
A bottle of Hegarty Chamans No.2 Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault non filtré.

Like drinking purple spangles. Lovely.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on April 28, 2012, 02:43:32 am
Italian food with friends in Liverpool
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: döm on April 28, 2012, 12:55:42 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on April 10, 2012, 17:21:39 pm
Thanks Reg, glad someone noticed....... 8) ;D

Yeah I got it too - didn't want it tho  ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Captain Ron on April 28, 2012, 16:32:59 pm
I do love chilli flavoured snackage and discovered these today in my local corner shop.

(http://www.scorchio.co.uk/images/snyders-jalapeno-pretzels.jpg)

Very VERY tasty and with a flavour that really persists.  :)

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on April 29, 2012, 00:01:30 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on April 28, 2012, 16:32:59 pm

Very VERY tasty and with a flavour that really persists.  :)


Just be careful what you eat after them... you could end up doing some damage...  :o
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 29, 2012, 10:18:56 am
Quote from: TerrBerr on April 29, 2012, 00:01:30 am
Just be careful what you eat after them... you could end up doing some damage...  :o


Ooh er Missus
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Captain Ron on April 29, 2012, 15:29:13 pm
:D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Summerland on April 29, 2012, 20:33:30 pm
Erdinger Weissbier - mit feiner hefe
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Summerland on April 29, 2012, 20:36:15 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on April 29, 2012, 00:01:30 am
Just be careful what you eat after them... you could end up doing some damage...  :o


oh, gawd, no
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 30, 2012, 15:01:29 pm
Sliced banana, in custard.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 30, 2012, 17:03:52 pm
kellogs crunchy nut cornflakes, chocolate shavings, cold milk
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 02, 2012, 12:20:57 pm
Haven't even been to fetch them yet, but the fish, chips and mushy peas I'm having for my lunch in a bit!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on May 02, 2012, 20:34:53 pm


Pepper & lemon smoked mackerel.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 02, 2012, 23:43:02 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 02, 2012, 12:20:57 pm
Haven't even been to fetch them yet, but the fish, chips and mushy peas I'm having for my lunch in a bit!


7/10, had better.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on May 06, 2012, 11:46:49 am

Made chicken piri-piri last night from Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals.

Absolutely stunning.

Did it all, except the tarts.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1312958/Jamie-Olivers-30-minute-meals-Piri-Piri-chicken-rocket-salad-dressed-potatoes-quick-Portuguese-tarts.html
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 08, 2012, 01:24:39 am
Chargrilled free range chicken breast cooked with  lemon, lime, garlic, thyme, sun dried tomato and melted emmental cheese, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and cracked black pepper on a stone baked ciabatta...I don't know whether to eat it or shag it...its that good!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 08, 2012, 02:49:38 am
Share it, ya greedy b@st@rd!  :P  ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on May 08, 2012, 09:36:36 am
Quote from: Dixkot on May 06, 2012, 11:46:49 am

Absolutely stunning.

Did it all, except the tarts.



Wise advice to any young man Dix
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on May 09, 2012, 22:52:58 pm
Bowl of corn flakes this morning.

Poured the flakes and the milk myself.

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 10, 2012, 05:55:17 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 09, 2012, 22:52:58 pm
Bowl of corn flakes this morning.

Poured the flakes and the milk myself.


Who sprinkled the sugar on top mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on May 10, 2012, 19:44:20 pm
I'm sweet enough, big boy.  :-*
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 10, 2012, 21:54:14 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 10, 2012, 19:44:20 pm
I'm sweet enough, big boy.  :-*


Lol, me too mate, just wish Holly Willoughby knew it too  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 11, 2012, 05:36:46 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on May 08, 2012, 02:49:38 am
Share it, ya greedy b@st@rd!  :P  ;D


sloppy seconds?  :o
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 11, 2012, 13:08:54 pm
Quote from: Bisto on May 11, 2012, 05:36:46 am
sloppy seconds?  :o

Ha! In that case, erm, no - you just have it!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 12, 2012, 23:27:36 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on May 11, 2012, 13:08:54 pm
Ha! In that case, erm, no - you just have it!  ;D


Wth relish!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 13, 2012, 17:34:21 pm
Made a Marco Pierre White fish pie last night with chunks of salmon, cod, smoked haddock and king prawns. It was bloody gorgeous!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on May 14, 2012, 01:22:24 am
That's the ingredients of a fish pie tbh Richard
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on May 14, 2012, 01:23:20 am
Sanglier and a decent chevre washed down with CNDP
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 14, 2012, 21:22:39 pm
Mature cheddar and red onion placed on top of sliced wholemeal bread, and then grilled until golden brown. Cheese and onion on toast in layman's terms  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Prince By-Tor on May 16, 2012, 21:30:49 pm
Glorious fish and chips from Mr C's in Selby, North Yorkshire. The best f&c's round here bar none!! INSANE!! 8)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 16, 2012, 21:55:43 pm
Quote from: Prince By-Tor on May 16, 2012, 21:30:49 pm
Glorious fish and chips from Mr C's in Selby, North Yorkshire. The best f&c's round here bar none!! INSANE!! 8)


Mmm. I've heard they're good in that part of the world mate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Prince By-Tor on May 16, 2012, 22:00:21 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 16, 2012, 21:55:43 pm
Mmm. I've heard they're good in that part of the world mate.


Generally, yes, but Mr C's are seriously top draw!!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on May 17, 2012, 18:29:13 pm
Lovely 100% pork sausage in a fresh cooked ciabatta roll with a lovely crusty top in a fancy cafe with a fancy e in Edwinston today. Fingers crossed for more sausage tonight fnar fnar.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 17, 2012, 22:13:59 pm
Quote from: dwtty on May 17, 2012, 18:29:13 pm
Lovely 100% pork sausage in a fresh cooked ciabatta roll with a lovely crusty top in a fancy cafe with a fancy e in Edwinston today. Fingers crossed for more sausage tonight fnar fnar.


Sounds nice Maria. Good luck for tonight  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 19, 2012, 02:25:43 am
Quote from: dwtty on May 17, 2012, 18:29:13 pm
Fingers crossed for more sausage tonight fnar fnar.


We really need the basement back
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on May 19, 2012, 02:40:35 am
let's see what was served for after's then...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on May 29, 2012, 11:04:41 am
got stuck into a box of this over the weekend..lovely stuff..

(http://www.drinkstuff.com/productimg/59424.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 10, 2012, 00:47:00 am
A 1999 Rioja Reserva from Bodegas Bagordi.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: SL on June 10, 2012, 21:12:11 pm
As a recent joiner of weight watchers (don't groan..it's working a treat for me!!) ..have to watch what I eat/drink..nothing is a no-no, but moderation is the key!

Anyhoo..tonight was sliced chorizo (browned in pan), with stir-fry veggies (1/2 red onion, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, celery, 1/2 courgette)

SO tasty!  :)

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on June 11, 2012, 00:02:16 am
well done SL, keep it going!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on June 12, 2012, 22:08:47 pm


Domino's "The Sizzler"
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on June 13, 2012, 11:59:50 am
All day breakfast at Maggie Mays in Belfast. That's us fed until tea time!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 13, 2012, 12:14:43 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on June 13, 2012, 11:59:50 am
All day breakfast at Maggie Mays in Belfast. That's us fed until tea time!


Are they big portions then Terr?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: dwtty on June 14, 2012, 19:39:14 pm
Mash with Sherwood Forest Porker sausages. MMMMMMmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 15, 2012, 10:28:45 am
Quote from: dwtty on June 14, 2012, 19:39:14 pm
Mash with Sherwood Forest Porker sausages. MMMMMMmmmmmmm.


You really love your sausage don't you Maria  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on June 15, 2012, 16:36:43 pm
Quote from: dwtty on June 14, 2012, 19:39:14 pm
Mash with Sherwood Forest Porker sausages. MMMMMMmmmmmmm.
Ooh.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Dixkot on June 18, 2012, 21:40:40 pm


Home made stovies.  Gorgeous.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 18, 2012, 23:23:21 pm
Battered king prawns with a spicy chilli dip.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on June 22, 2012, 09:06:28 am
Up to this challenge then Rob?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18490459
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 22, 2012, 19:48:49 pm
Quote from: NeilP on June 22, 2012, 09:06:28 am
Up to this challenge then Rob?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18490459


Enough on that plate for 3 days mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on June 26, 2012, 14:58:12 pm
Pastrami, coleslaw and mixed peppers in a seeded roll.  Very nice.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 26, 2012, 20:56:43 pm
One of those Sharwoods hoi sin wrap kits packed with chicken, peppers and red onions.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on June 27, 2012, 12:15:03 pm
Hot chicken, with coleslaw, potato salad, tomatoes, and some buttered slices of poppy-seed bloomer. 

And the only 'cooking' involved with that was putting the ready cooked chicken into the microwave.  And it were reet tasty.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 05, 2012, 23:14:26 pm
Lamb steaks with my own marinade of thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and lemon rind. Got it bang on tonight! Lovely
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 06, 2012, 00:21:23 am
Cheesy Sausage
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Post by: Andy42g on July 30, 2012, 12:32:25 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7672066250_b056841f01.jpg)
Campsite pasta.
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Post by: zoony on August 04, 2012, 11:07:43 am
Had a superb king prawn bhuna with vegetable pilau rice while meeting up with a good mate for a few beers last night.
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 05, 2012, 13:30:12 pm
Got a Barolo in a loclal supermarket yeaterday, special offer 13.99 euro, incredibly cheap for a Barolo, so i wasn't expecting much.
It was surprisingly good, Ricossa 2008. 8)
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Post by: Ron on August 06, 2012, 14:44:16 pm
That's a great find, Tom!
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 08, 2012, 00:19:06 am
Quote from: Ron on August 06, 2012, 14:44:16 pm
That's a great find, Tom!
I'll try it again next weekend, hopefully it's consistent. 8)
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Post by: NeilP on August 08, 2012, 22:12:29 pm
that's 10 Euro below list Tom
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 08, 2012, 22:54:00 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 08, 2012, 22:12:29 pm
that's 10 Euro below list Tom
Haha, they advertised it as 5 euro off list price...Me thinks i better get some more before they realise it's the wrong price. ;D
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Post by: NeilP on August 08, 2012, 23:14:39 pm
get me a case whilst you're at it? ;)
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 08, 2012, 23:17:04 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 08, 2012, 23:14:39 pm
get me a case whilst you're at it? ;)
Flynns Supervalue, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Co. Galway... ;D
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Post by: Richard_2112 on August 10, 2012, 01:43:15 am
Roast duck. I'm getting quite good at this cooking thing
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Post by: zoony on August 10, 2012, 16:51:13 pm
Just got back from 4 days at Pontins, and had as much as you can eat b-fast and evening meal. Absolutely beasted it, and all very nice indeed  :).
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Post by: Richard_2112 on August 11, 2012, 14:52:08 pm
Left over pizza for breakfast
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Post by: Reg on August 13, 2012, 13:16:09 pm
Picnic on Sat afternoon.  Nothing special - egg and salad cream sandwiches, some cooked sausages, with cherry tomatoes, red leicester cheese, and some potato salad. 

(And of course, lovely company, great location, and great weather helped too!)
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 14, 2012, 00:17:06 am
I was never a big fish eater, but starting to appreciate it more nowdays.
Simple pleasure is what a squeeze of fresh lemon does for it.
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Post by: zoony on August 15, 2012, 21:38:16 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on August 14, 2012, 00:17:06 am
I was never a big fish eater, but starting to appreciate it more nowdays.
Simple pleasure is what a squeeze of fresh lemon does for it.


You can't beat a nice piece of fish Tom, but I prefer sea fish to freshwater trout, salmon etc.
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 15, 2012, 22:32:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 15, 2012, 21:38:16 pm
You can't beat a nice piece of fish Tom, but I prefer sea fish to freshwater trout, salmon etc.
Best fish meal i ever had was sea bass in an  Italian restaurant Ramsgate. 8)
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Post by: zoony on August 15, 2012, 22:46:27 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on August 15, 2012, 22:32:09 pm
Best fish meal i ever had was sea bass in an  Italian restaurant Ramsgate. 8)


I've never actually got around to eating sea bass yet Tom, but I've only ever heard good spoke about it mate.
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 15, 2012, 22:52:16 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 15, 2012, 22:46:27 pm
I've never actually got around to eating sea bass yet Tom, but I've only ever heard good spoke about it mate.
I had never eaten it before , Jon Dahms recommended it, and it was one of the finest meals i have ever enjoyed. Go for it. 8)
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Post by: zoony on August 15, 2012, 22:56:05 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on August 15, 2012, 22:52:16 pm
I had never eaten it before , Jon Dahms recommended it, and it was one of the finest meals i have ever enjoyed. Go for it. 8)


I will have to get around to it Tom  ;).
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 16, 2012, 00:17:14 am
Quote from: zoony on August 15, 2012, 21:38:16 pm
You can't beat a nice piece of fish Tom, but I prefer sea fish to freshwater trout, salmon etc.

But Salmon is a Sea Fish. Trout can be too.
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Post by: zoony on August 16, 2012, 22:12:30 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on August 16, 2012, 00:17:14 am
But Salmon is a Sea Fish. Trout can be too.


Yes, I know Simmers, but if you read my post again, I said I preferred sea fish to freshwater salmon and trout.
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Post by: Fishy on August 17, 2012, 10:55:24 am
we had a zoony moment last night and got a chinese in.. loverly...
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Post by: NeilP on August 17, 2012, 10:59:16 am
Agreed Tom - had a great night here on Weds & the fish was outstanding

http://www.nickswarehouse.co.uk
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Post by: zoony on August 17, 2012, 11:56:07 am
Quote from: Fishy on August 17, 2012, 10:55:24 am
we had a zoony moment last night and got a chinese in.. loverly...


Nice one mate, you can't beat it.
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Post by: zoony on August 17, 2012, 11:57:49 am
Quote from: NeilP on August 17, 2012, 10:59:16 am
Agreed Tom - had a great night here on Weds & the fish was outstanding

http://www.nickswarehouse.co.uk


Looks very nice mate, what did you have?
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Post by: NeilP on August 17, 2012, 14:05:47 pm
Seafood platter and the T bone - Chateauneuf du Pape to wash it down amigo!
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Post by: Fishy on August 17, 2012, 14:12:49 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 17, 2012, 14:05:47 pm
Chateauneuf du Pape to wash it down amigo!


glorious wine...:)
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 17, 2012, 23:08:09 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 17, 2012, 10:59:16 am
Agreed Tom - had a great night here on Weds & the fish was outstanding

http://www.nickswarehouse.co.uk
Great menu.. 8)
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Post by: Dixkot on August 18, 2012, 11:50:31 am


A post Nookie Broon assault, chips and curry sauce last night.  Quite stunning it was.
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Post by: NeilP on August 18, 2012, 11:53:17 am
Good effort Richard, my youth recaptured! ;)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 18, 2012, 15:11:25 pm
Went here last night and it was outstanding! http://www.delmonicosny.com/

Restaurant week menu made it a bargain $35 for the food. I had the following:

Appetizer - Diver Scallops - Pickled Raisins, Chanterelle, Marcona Almonds, Cauliflower. We had two huge scallops each, noticed that later they were only dishing up one scallop per plate, result.

Main - Filet Mignon 8-Ounce Filet Mignon, Chef's Seasonal Vegetable Preparation. Typically I don't order filet (mostly because I'm a glutton...) but this was cooked excellently, melt-in-your-mouth meat.

Dessert - Summer Citrus Cheesecake. Spiced lemon syrup. Perfect. almost key-lime pie-ish.
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Post by: NeilP on August 18, 2012, 19:50:16 pm
Worth a visit to Beaver Street then CQ?
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Post by: Tom Garrett on August 18, 2012, 21:32:59 pm
Fresh from the garden, our home grown peas. Even raw, they taste good, quite a nutty taste.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 20, 2012, 00:56:39 am
Quote from: NeilP on August 18, 2012, 19:50:16 pm
Worth a visit to Beaver Street then CQ?


It was outstanding food. Don't normally get to do the "fine dining" but when there's a restaurant week promotion it's worth seeing how the other half live, so to speak :) but the average level of food here is very, very good as well. Some great restaurants in our little neighbourhood as well.
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Post by: zoony on August 20, 2012, 22:30:02 pm
Eggs, chips and beans. Good, honest English fayre.
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Post by: NeilP on August 20, 2012, 22:31:16 pm
brown sauce Rob?
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Post by: zoony on August 20, 2012, 22:37:36 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 20, 2012, 22:31:16 pm
brown sauce Rob?


No mate, just salt and pepper. Very rare I have sauce other than on a full English or bacon, sausage sandwiches mate.
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Post by: Dixkot on August 22, 2012, 19:57:01 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 20, 2012, 22:30:02 pm
Eggs, chips and beans. Good, honest English fayre.


Good effort Rob, but unlucky.

Eggs - (Domestic chickens - Indian in origin)
Chips -  (Potatoes - South American in origin........chips - Belgian in origin)
Beans - (North American in origin)

;) ;)
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Post by: NeilP on August 22, 2012, 21:37:46 pm
haha, I bet if Rob did one of those 'who do you think you are?' shows he'd get a surprise! ;)
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Post by: zoony on August 22, 2012, 22:46:23 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on August 22, 2012, 19:57:01 pm
Good effort Rob, but unlucky.

Eggs - (Domestic chickens - Indian in origin)
Chips -  (Potatoes - South American in origin........chips - Belgian in origin)
Beans - (North American in origin)

;) ;)


Yes Dix, but when you put them altogether, it's a quintessentially English meal  ;).
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 24, 2012, 05:30:08 am
Booked up for Delmonicos again tomorrow 8)
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Post by: zoony on August 24, 2012, 17:16:36 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on August 24, 2012, 05:30:08 am
Booked up for Delmonicos again tomorrow 8)


Nice one. Hey Q, just heard about these shootings in NY mate, hope you and Carrie are OK.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 26, 2012, 19:49:59 pm
Yes it was a bit distressing, our office is in the financial district so I was well away from it thankfully. Big news here though as you can imagine, particularly as the city has quite strict gun laws.
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Post by: spudley on August 28, 2012, 20:19:59 pm
Only recently been introduced to Blacksticks Blue cheese, I can't get enough of it.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 01, 2012, 00:29:26 am
Quote from: spudley on August 28, 2012, 20:19:59 pm
Only recently been introduced to Blacksticks Blue cheese, I can't get enough of it.

That's nice cheese is that :)

My pleasure, a bottle of Chateau Musar 2000.
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Post by: zoony on September 08, 2012, 00:47:51 am
The scalper whopper. It's a concoction I thought up of at work and asked the people on our catering van to do it for me. It consists of a quarter pound burger with fried onions, cheese and mayo, then another quarter pound burger on top of that with a fried egg and mayo on top of that, and all of it placed in a large bap.
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Post by: NeilP on September 08, 2012, 01:15:19 am
Nice little lamb shashlik from a local tandoori restaurant
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Post by: Dixkot on September 08, 2012, 01:31:45 am
Quote from: zoony on September 08, 2012, 00:47:51 am
The scalper whopper. It's a concoction I thought up of at work and asked the people on our catering van to do it for me. It consists of a quarter pound burger with fried onions, cheese and mayo, then another quarter pound burger on top of that with a fried egg and mayo on top of that, and all of it placed in a large bap.


A heart attack, in a bap.
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Post by: zoony on September 08, 2012, 12:07:25 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on September 08, 2012, 01:31:45 am
A heart attack, in a bap.


Oh well mate, death comes to all of us.
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 10, 2012, 00:24:41 am
Quote from: zoony on September 08, 2012, 00:47:51 am
The scalper whopper. It's a concoction I thought up of at work and asked the people on our catering van to do it for me. It consists of a quarter pound burger with fried onions, cheese and mayo, then another quarter pound burger on top of that with a fried egg and mayo on top of that, and all of it placed in a large bap.


;D
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Post by: Fishy on September 12, 2012, 13:41:17 pm
my homemade prawn jalfezi curry last night was fecking ace...
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Post by: zoony on September 12, 2012, 21:07:10 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 12, 2012, 13:41:17 pm
my homemade prawn jalfezi curry last night was fecking ace...


It's better with an r in it mate  ;).
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Post by: NeilP on September 12, 2012, 21:21:07 pm
Maybe the r's fell out of it, probably lively ?
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Post by: zoony on September 13, 2012, 10:06:55 am
Quote from: NeilP on September 12, 2012, 21:21:07 pm
Maybe the r's fell out of it, probably lively ?


Yes mate, a jalfrezi is usually good for making the bottom fall out  ;).
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Post by: Fishy on September 18, 2012, 20:42:13 pm
Dominos pizza en route ..smiles
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Post by: Richard_2112 on September 21, 2012, 02:17:57 am
Been spending my spare time recently honing my baking skills - made quite a few batches of millionaire's shortbread and just finished making my third sachertorte
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Post by: zoony on October 10, 2012, 21:55:58 pm
A home made stew with big chunks of steak, carrot, parsnip and swede, and 3 dumplings the size of a bulls bollocks.
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Post by: Fishy on October 29, 2012, 13:58:40 pm
fillet  steak, mushrooms/tomatoes/onion rings last night... amazing...
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Post by: NeilP on October 29, 2012, 17:55:15 pm
nice, tho I prefer other cuts tbh, more flavour I find
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Post by: zoony on November 04, 2012, 17:31:03 pm
Went to a fireworks display last night, and had a fantastic hot pork roll off the pig roast. It was packed with succulent pork, stuffing and apple sauce, and served with a crunchy piece of crackling. Beautiful!
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Post by: Dixkot on November 06, 2012, 17:18:01 pm

My home-made Minestrone Soup.
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Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2012, 17:42:22 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on November 06, 2012, 17:18:01 pm
My home-made Minestrone Soup.


what ?no jam with it or anything  ? :)
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Post by: zoony on December 17, 2012, 12:22:12 pm
Loads of scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast. Plenty of black pepper and a touch of HP brown sauce.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 17, 2012, 19:43:14 pm
Every time we are near http://littlecupcakebakeshop.com/ we have to go in there. The other night I had a piece of carrot cake and it was stupendous. The wife always gets the pistachio cake, which is also a thing of beauty.
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Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2012, 10:39:41 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on December 17, 2012, 19:43:14 pm
Every time we are near http://littlecupcakebakeshop.com/ we have to go in there. The other night I had a piece of carrot cake and it was stupendous. The wife always gets the pistachio cake, which is also a thing of beauty.


sorry which is a thing of beauty,..? the wife or the cake  ?

just to be clear :)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 18, 2012, 19:06:13 pm
Both :P
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Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2012, 21:36:08 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on December 18, 2012, 19:06:13 pm
Both :P


yes but if you had to choose...? ::)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 18, 2012, 22:24:10 pm
Well, the cake was very good...
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Post by: Tom Garrett on December 27, 2012, 22:07:55 pm
Rocky road made with amareto biscuits and a dash or two of amaretto liqueor.
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Post by: zoony on December 27, 2012, 23:58:11 pm
Cold turkey and stuffing sandwiches on crusty bread.
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Post by: Reg on December 28, 2012, 12:18:42 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 27, 2012, 23:58:11 pm
Cold turkey and stuffing sandwiches on crusty bread.
Hmmm . . . .
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Post by: Richard_2112 on December 28, 2012, 19:32:39 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 27, 2012, 23:58:11 pm
Cold turkey and stuffing sandwiches on crusty bread.


You should try that with a gravy soaked piece of bread in the middle! In America it's known as a Moist Maker
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Post by: zoony on December 28, 2012, 22:12:32 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 28, 2012, 19:32:39 pm
You should try that with a gravy soaked piece of bread in the middle! In America it's known as a Moist Maker


No thanks mate, not very partial to gravy on cold meat.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 29, 2012, 10:22:47 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 28, 2012, 19:32:39 pm
You should try that with a gravy soaked piece of bread in the middle! In America it's known as a Moist Maker



Whatever turns you on....ahem....

Here its christmas left over Nibbles
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Post by: zoony on December 31, 2012, 17:29:32 pm
A very nice pizza from Sainsburys, one of those they make up for you instore. 14 inch thin and crispy with 4 toppings of your choice for £3-79, and it was loaded with topping. Had spicy beef, ham, sweetcorn and mixed peppers.
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Post by: zoony on January 01, 2013, 14:37:50 pm
Wendy excelled herself today with a lovely roast lamb dinner. Enjoyed it far more than the turkey crown we had on xmas day.
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Post by: spudley on January 01, 2013, 22:10:39 pm
Did lamb shanks in red wine, garlic and rosemary in the slow cooker for 7 hours yesterday. Oh boy!  A taste sensation!
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Post by: zoony on January 01, 2013, 22:37:03 pm
Quote from: spudley on January 01, 2013, 22:10:39 pm
Did lamb shanks in red wine, garlic and rosemary in the slow cooker for 7 hours yesterday. Oh boy!  A taste sensation!


Mmm, now that sounds nice.
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Post by: spudley on January 20, 2013, 18:35:52 pm
Loving Morrisons Beetroot and Balsamic salad dressing. Delicious on a rocket and red onion/tomato salad.  Fat free too.
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Post by: dwtty on January 20, 2013, 19:39:05 pm
Home made rice pudding with a nutmeg skin. 8)
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Post by: zoony on January 20, 2013, 19:56:23 pm
We had a lovely roast lamb dinner. Had a whole leg today, which always seems to cook nicer than the half ones. Trouble is we only buy them when Sainsburys have them at half price, as £22-£25 is too dear.
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Post by: zoony on January 27, 2013, 20:23:51 pm
Mature cheddar and red onion on toast.
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Post by: Reg on February 05, 2013, 16:49:46 pm
Quote from: dwtty on January 20, 2013, 19:39:05 pm
Home made rice pudding with a nutmeg skin. 8)
Hmm . . . . drool.
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Post by: Mike on May 05, 2013, 20:39:35 pm
A free-range chicken roasted with a couple of bulbs of garlic and tabbouleh to accompany. Said tabbouleh had more parsley than I've ever seen put into a dish for eight, let alone four. The parsley made the tabbuoleh perhaps a touch piquant, but the glorious sauce from the chicken with lots of butter tamed that piquancy as did the sweet roasted garlic that had cooked along with and gently infused the chicken. Extremely jealous that the other half turned a rather bold experiment, certainly on the parsley front, into something so stunning.
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Post by: dwtty on May 05, 2013, 23:34:22 pm
I made lemon meringue cupcakes yesterday, they were gorgeous. Had to go for a 5 mile walk today to burn them off. :-\
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Post by: Mike on May 07, 2013, 00:05:16 am
Tonight's dinner was a pork fillet (tenderloin to our American friends) smothered in home-made barbeque sauce (Jamie Oliver's sauce recipe, not mine I hasten to add) then cooked in a Nordic stove-top Smoker contraption that Kerry bought me for Christmas. Whilst I might normally have cried at the ironic role reversal of being given a kitchen appliance as a present after almost 20 years together, I have taken a far better interest in what I eat and what I cook lately so I was actually very pleased with said present, even though a tad intimidated by it.

First outing was a whole chicken a couple of months ago, wet smoked (beer as the moisture) with apple-wood smoking chips. That worked well, though as it was a whole bird I had to be super-careful on the cooking on something I wasn't familiar with and I possibly overdid it a touch. Pork tonight however - attempt two - was just perfect. 45 mins dry smoked from start to finish (with a hickory wood chip) once the marinated pork went into the smoker. There was a whole bulb of garlic in the marinade, but still the smoky flavour hit through. A really nice bit of kit if you have a bit of space for one - it's just like a giant wok with a lid with closable vent holes and a thermometer.

Fish next for that one, I think.
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Post by: zoony on May 07, 2013, 21:06:58 pm
I've never really been a big fan of cider, enjoying the occasional one in the summer, but I must admit to taking a liking to Kopparberg just lately. I'm not that keen on the naked apple variety, but their pear and mixed fruit flavour ones are wonderfully refreshing served poured over plenty of ice.
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Post by: Longshanks on May 30, 2013, 13:57:52 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 07, 2013, 21:06:58 pm
I've never really been a big fan of cider, enjoying the occasional one in the summer, but I must admit to taking a liking to Kopparberg just lately. I'm not that keen on the naked apple variety, but their pear and mixed fruit flavour ones are wonderfully refreshing served poured over plenty of ice.


Me too Rob!!...all I drink at the moment is the mixed fruit kopperberg...very refreshing and easy to drink...almost too easy!!... ::)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 30, 2013, 15:41:38 pm
The other day I had a meatloaf sandwich, which might sound weird but it was utterly delicious.

I might have to start uploading some food porn at some point...
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Post by: Fishy on May 31, 2013, 16:40:32 pm
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVvQbqt5Bn7F2SXoNNEU3aJd31grbmVoKUABeFg5MsqibPpNYHFA)

that's a big sandwich for sure...
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Post by: zoony on May 31, 2013, 21:37:01 pm
Quote from: Longshanks on May 30, 2013, 13:57:52 pm
Me too Rob!!...all I drink at the moment is the mixed fruit kopperberg...very refreshing and easy to drink...almost too easy!!... ::)


I know what you mean Shanks lad  ;).
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Post by: zoony on July 09, 2013, 21:39:09 pm
A couple of pieces of cold wholemeal toast with a generous smattering of morello cherry jam on each of them.
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Post by: Reg on July 12, 2013, 00:12:19 am
Curried chicken off-the-bone and chips from Dorothy's Fish Bar in Caroline Street, Cardiff.

Never disappoints.
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Post by: Dixkot on July 12, 2013, 22:41:23 pm

Krispy Kreme donuts.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on July 16, 2013, 12:03:33 pm
Tin of rice pud, with some strawberry jam.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on August 18, 2013, 21:23:42 pm
Beans on toatst and bacon and a fried egg
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on August 18, 2013, 22:30:18 pm
Mozarella Pasta Penne with a nice Chianti
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on August 19, 2013, 23:43:45 pm
Mrs G's special curry, 22 steps to make , getting better all the time.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 20, 2013, 23:06:34 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on August 19, 2013, 23:43:45 pm
Mrs G's special curry, 22 steps to make , getting better all the time.


What's it like the other end though mate?  :o ;D ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Tom Garrett on August 21, 2013, 00:58:24 am
Quote from: zoony on August 20, 2013, 23:06:34 pm
What's it like the other end though mate?  :o ;D ;).
Some questions should never be answered.... ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 21, 2013, 22:33:06 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on August 21, 2013, 00:58:24 am
Some questions should never be answered.... ;D


I think we all know what the answer is anyway mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 01, 2013, 00:48:57 am
(http://www.aeonscope.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/2005-cardinal-zin.jpg)

A bottle of this :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 20, 2013, 06:13:37 am
Pastrami sandwich from Katz's. Close the thread, I win.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/vmkqube/DSC09477_zpsd3923fc0.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 20, 2013, 10:29:04 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on September 20, 2013, 06:13:37 am
Pastrami sandwich from Katz's. Close the thread, I win.

No doubt you had a fake orgasm too!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on September 20, 2013, 17:46:43 pm
pretty meagre portions there...:)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 23, 2013, 19:16:39 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on September 20, 2013, 06:13:37 am
Pastrami sandwich from Katz's. Close the thread, I win.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/vmkqube/DSC09477_zpsd3923fc0.jpg)


Nice one mate, looks like something off Man v food  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 26, 2013, 15:03:32 pm
I always think i will like Pastrami but its one of the few foods that i just dont like the taste of.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on September 29, 2013, 03:03:03 am
Outstanding 8oz ribeye tonight at http://www.westcoastrock.co.uk

If you go to Blackpool, you must eat here. Your meal also gets you free admission to The Tache rock bar next door.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on September 29, 2013, 15:06:00 pm
Blackpool and good food are rarely mentioned in the same sentence Berr, glad you had a top night!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on September 30, 2013, 12:10:44 pm
Quote from: NeilP on September 29, 2013, 15:06:00 pm
Blackpool and good food are rarely mentioned in the same sentence Berr, glad you had a top night!


It was better than the Hammer and Pincers. No sauce required. Which was just as well because the peppercorn sauce had a very heavy bullion flavour. Ace chips. Mmmm ...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Captain Ron on October 03, 2013, 13:44:47 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on September 29, 2013, 03:03:03 am
Outstanding 8oz ribeye tonight at http://www.westcoastrock.co.uk

If you go to Blackpool, you must eat here. Your meal also gets you free admission to The Tache rock bar next door.


I think it was actually a fillet Terry, not a ribeye but you are right that it was truly superb. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on October 29, 2013, 16:06:02 pm
working my way thru the hairy biker's diet cookbook and tonight its Chicken and coconut thai curry..   :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on November 01, 2013, 22:02:58 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 29, 2013, 16:06:02 pm
working my way thru the hairy biker's diet cookbook and tonight its Chicken and coconut thai curry..   :)


It was awesome
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 27, 2013, 19:39:53 pm
A towered trilogy box meal from KFC.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 27, 2013, 22:40:49 pm
10yo Tawny Port.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 02, 2014, 00:46:54 am
The Provencal Ginger Chicken I knocked together this lunch time. Sensational.

The boy had had three helpings before I'd finished my first.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 04, 2014, 00:39:51 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 02, 2014, 00:46:54 am
The Provencal Ginger Chicken I knocked together this lunch time. Sensational.

The boy had had three helpings before I'd finished my first.


Saw your picture of that on FB old bean, it looked rather splendid I must admit.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 04, 2014, 00:54:54 am
Quote from: zoony on January 04, 2014, 00:39:51 am
Saw your picture of that on FB old bean, it looked rather splendid I must admit.

It was  ;D ;)

I really ought to cook more. Maybe that could be my New Year's resolution, but what would Mrs S do then? No point in a bloke being married if he has to cook...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 04, 2014, 11:40:30 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 04, 2014, 00:54:54 am
It was  ;D ;)

I really ought to cook more. Maybe that could be my New Year's resolution, but what would Mrs S do then? No point in a bloke being married if he has to cook...


Too true mate. A man should really only be cooking if he's a chef.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 04, 2014, 11:01:07 am
Another superlative Thai Green Curry cooked by me..quite awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 04, 2014, 18:21:27 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 04, 2014, 11:01:07 am
Another superlative Thai Green Curry cooked by me..quite awesome...


Any pictures?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 05, 2014, 18:24:45 pm
nope it's all been eaten...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 05, 2014, 18:29:45 pm
Home made organic hummus ... yum
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nulli Secundus on February 05, 2014, 23:02:53 pm
Steak, onion, English mustard on bread roll for dinner... actually had two so even better.  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 06, 2014, 18:31:21 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 05, 2014, 18:24:45 pm
nope it's all been eaten...


Do you make it medium strength, or spice it up a bit?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 06, 2014, 22:10:45 pm
Spicey mate
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 11, 2014, 12:37:27 pm
homemade coleslaw..  magnificent...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 12, 2014, 10:09:38 am
What is the recipe?  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 12, 2014, 14:19:35 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 12, 2014, 10:09:38 am
What is the recipe?  :)


quarter of a  cabbage thinly sliced..
One medium carrot..roughly grated
4 sping onions.. thinly sliced

MIx together with some natural yoghurt and mayonnaise
Plenty of ground pepper et voila..:)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 12, 2014, 14:59:32 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 12, 2014, 14:19:35 pm
quarter of a  cabbage thinly sliced..
One medium carrot..roughly grated
4 sping onions.. thinly sliced

MIx together with some natural yoghurt and mayonnaise
Plenty of ground pepper et voila..:)


Thanks...I sometimes use creme fraise instead of mayo but haven't tried it with yoghurt...more digestible than porridge
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 12, 2014, 15:02:11 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 12, 2014, 14:59:32 pm
.more digestible than porridge


just about everything is...   ::) :P
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 15, 2014, 13:45:59 pm
home made Fishcakes last night.. not too bad..
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 16, 2014, 21:37:45 pm
Home-made crème egg brownies
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 17, 2014, 10:33:52 am
Fillet steak last night.. awesomely awesome....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andy42g on April 01, 2014, 14:01:14 pm
Greggs steak bake.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 01, 2014, 18:07:16 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on April 01, 2014, 14:01:14 pm
Greggs steak bake.


That surprises me.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andy42g on April 02, 2014, 12:30:18 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 01, 2014, 18:07:16 pm
That surprises me.

Actually was accompanied by a slice of their chicken and jalapeno pizza.  Double whammy. Nice.
One very good thing about doing shedloads of exercise is the eating to fuel it.  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 02, 2014, 18:07:15 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on April 02, 2014, 12:30:18 pm
Actually was accompanied by a slice of their chicken and jalapeno pizza.  Double whammy. Nice.
One very good thing about doing shedloads of exercise is the eating to fuel it.  :)


I had this vision of you being a picky, healthy eater for some reason....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andy42g on April 03, 2014, 15:05:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 02, 2014, 18:07:15 pm
I had this vision of you being a picky, healthy eater for some reason....

I'm not really at all, and i like my food. Having a veggie partner does help me eat "healthier" i guess and we cook a lot, and I like to have a decent diet - because it's an easy thing to do. But I seem to be eating a heck of a lot of food at the moment.... And not drinking much helps: you can pig out on everything else!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on April 04, 2014, 14:25:27 pm
An absolutely outstanding tuna salad bowl for my lunch from Chavifax Borough Market.  Tuna (not tuna-mayo!!) is just one of the best foods EVAH. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 07, 2014, 01:54:01 am
Bottle of Erdinger and a cheese cob :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 07, 2014, 10:19:30 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on April 07, 2014, 01:54:01 am
Bottle of Erdinger and a cheese cob :)


Plenty of onion on the cheese cob I hope?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 07, 2014, 11:58:38 am
Quote from: zoony on April 07, 2014, 10:19:30 am
Plenty of onion on the cheese cob I hope?

Just Cheese.
No onion just before bed, gives me indigestion...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 07, 2014, 13:51:59 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on April 07, 2014, 11:58:38 am
Just Cheese.
No onion just before bed, gives me indigestion...


Same here mate, but I just can't resist it.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 15, 2014, 12:35:34 pm
Ardennes pate spread on freshly baked wholemeal crusty rolls.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on April 15, 2014, 13:43:00 pm
how many of those were in your tuck box mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 15, 2014, 23:54:26 pm
Quote from: NeilP on April 15, 2014, 13:43:00 pm
how many of those were in your tuck box mate?


I had them for my lunch before I went to work on 2-10 mate. Just 2 large square ones cut in half and left open with butter and a thick spreading of pate on them. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 16, 2014, 16:07:45 pm
Boiled egg sarnies.  Salt+pepper and a bit of salad cream. 
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on April 16, 2014, 19:41:27 pm
Some decent nosh at the Oxo tower restaurant last night with a great view of St Paul's and other great sites.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on April 17, 2014, 10:54:42 am
Home made Chilli Con Carne.. yum...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 18, 2014, 00:11:32 am
Quote from: Fishy on April 17, 2014, 10:54:42 am
Home made Chilli Con Carne.. yum...


I'll eat chilli con carne, but can't say I'm a big fan of it. Do you make yours more "interesting" mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2014, 23:18:00 pm
Tom yum gai. Thai soups are so tasty.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Straight Shooter on April 22, 2014, 09:29:02 am
Quote from: Nick on April 21, 2014, 23:18:00 pm
Tom yum gai. Thai soups are so tasty.

Reminds me of Wayne's World................ 'the cream of som yung gai'  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2014, 11:43:05 am
Quote from: zoony on April 18, 2014, 00:11:32 am
I'll eat chilli con carne, but can't say I'm a big fan of it. Do you make yours more "interesting" mate?



like to add a bit more chilli powder to it... :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andy42g on April 23, 2014, 15:11:17 pm
Sainsburys tropical fruit granola. Excellent for mid morning second breakfast. Preferably with a lemon yoghurt mixed in with it.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on April 23, 2014, 15:51:03 pm
Current lunch addiction: Mackerel with a Mediterranean salad.  Just heavenly. :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 24, 2014, 17:21:25 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on April 23, 2014, 15:11:17 pm
Sainsburys tropical fruit granola. Excellent for mid morning second breakfast. Preferably with a lemon yoghurt mixed in with it.


Full English for your "first" breakfast?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 28, 2014, 17:39:48 pm
Lunch yesterday was a bowl of strawberries, with a slice banana, smothered in double cream.

Was almost healthy!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 28, 2014, 18:36:25 pm
Nice tea today of sliced gammon, new potatoes covered in parsley sauce and some mixed veg.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2014, 22:58:18 pm
Home cooked Moules mariniere with cream and some nice crusty bread and a bowl of French fries, hard to beat.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on April 29, 2014, 15:20:01 pm
Quote from: Nick on April 28, 2014, 22:58:18 pm
Home cooked Moules mariniere with cream and some nice crusty bread and a bowl of French fries, hard to beat.
You should try eggs - these are quite easy to beat. 

Boom boom!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on May 03, 2014, 12:56:37 pm
Hairy Bikers Meatloaf tonight..fecking awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 03, 2014, 20:34:57 pm
Marmite on cold wholemeal toast. Had a fad on it just lately.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 04, 2014, 15:54:03 pm
This thread is so depressing.

Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on June 04, 2014, 16:15:54 pm
Smoked Haddock with a poached duck egg on top for breakfast
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 04, 2014, 18:05:44 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on June 04, 2014, 15:54:03 pm
This thread is so depressing.


Don't visit it then. Sorted.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Andy42g on June 06, 2014, 13:48:30 pm
Street food fair in Leeds  - loads of choices for lunch today. Went for (randomly) a spiced beef pitta bread thing. Nice.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 07, 2014, 14:13:11 pm
Quote from: zoony on June 04, 2014, 18:05:44 pm
Don't visit it then. Sorted.


Because you never complain about anything... :P :-*
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 07, 2014, 22:00:09 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on June 07, 2014, 14:13:11 pm
Because you never complain about anything... :P :-*


Lol, nice one mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on June 23, 2014, 10:48:16 am
another one from the hairy biker's book last night.. all in one spicy pork..fecking awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 19, 2014, 01:06:59 am
a bottle of Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer.

Like drinking liquid soap :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on July 25, 2014, 12:51:39 pm
homemade pork/chorizo and ginger burgers for the BBQ..awesome..
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on July 25, 2014, 14:45:46 pm
Greek Salad, Lamb steaks, tzatziki and pitta
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 11, 2014, 00:26:11 am
Ciabatta filled with creamy Blue Wensleydale.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 11, 2014, 22:03:22 pm
Jacket potatoes covered in minced beef and onion.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 17, 2015, 21:24:18 pm
Ripe fresh mango. As fruit goes, it takes some beating.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 29, 2015, 14:44:34 pm
Scones, clotted cream and jam. Tis a proper job.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 01, 2015, 00:31:59 am
A nice retro supper of Chicken Kiev with Dauphinoise Potatoes all washed down with a Mexican Chardonnay.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 03, 2015, 19:58:35 pm
Ham, egg and chips - never lets you down.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on February 06, 2015, 17:03:02 pm
Treated myself this aft to a proper lunch in town at a brasserie with the chattering classes - a "Posh Fish Butty", which lived up to its name.  All washed down with a nicely kept pint of Tim Taylor's Landlord.  Absolutely tremendous.  Just want to snooze now though...  ::)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 22, 2015, 17:06:34 pm
A Negroni pre sunday lunch.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: TerrBerr on June 03, 2015, 15:53:05 pm
Greggs Cheese and Onion Pasty. Mmmmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 05, 2015, 13:02:06 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on June 03, 2015, 15:53:05 pm
Greggs Cheese and Onion Pasty. Mmmmmmmmm....


Had a pasty and a steak bake from there earlier. Just had a lovely, juicy nectarine.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2015, 10:47:24 am
Moules mariniere and french bread, one of the simplest yet tastiest meals you can cook.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 13, 2015, 21:35:11 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 12, 2015, 10:47:24 am
Moules mariniere and french bread, one of the simplest yet tastiest meals you can cook.


Not my cup of tea mate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 13, 2015, 22:43:01 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 12, 2015, 10:47:24 am
Moules mariniere and french bread, one of the simplest yet tastiest meals you can cook.

Sans moules, oui :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 13, 2015, 23:14:39 pm
Spaghetti with fresh clams (it's shellfish week chez moi)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: döm on August 14, 2015, 10:57:27 am
Quote from: Nick on August 13, 2015, 23:14:39 pm
Spaghetti with fresh clams (it's shellfish week chez moi)


no S in the month - you like living dangerously !
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 14, 2015, 12:29:13 pm
Quote from: döm on August 14, 2015, 10:57:27 am
no S in the month - you like living dangerously !

We all know you meant R, Dom - unless of course, your calendar says Augut!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2015, 16:22:50 pm
Just prepping tonight's meal, salmon and prawns on a bed of salad (home grown toms)  with parmentiere potatoes. Should be good, shame we can't eat outdoors.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: döm on August 14, 2015, 21:56:20 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on August 14, 2015, 12:29:13 pm
We all know you meant R, Dom - unless of course, your calendar says Augut!  ;)


eerrr yeahhh - I was thinking in French  ::)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 15, 2015, 17:53:58 pm
Chilli prawn linguine with rocket tonight.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 16, 2015, 14:17:39 pm
Slight variation tonight to use up stuff, Salmon + prawn chilli linguine with rocket and spinach. Wine will be used to cook and refresh!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2015, 19:25:51 pm
Fajitas
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 18, 2015, 19:34:35 pm
Oh no, McDonalds.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 19, 2015, 19:11:20 pm
Prawn curry cooked with "The Spice Tailor" range of sauces (very good and better than anything from a jar), with additional added extras of homegrown toms, red onion and coriander.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 20, 2015, 23:42:26 pm
M+S Italian box meal, adequate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 21, 2015, 00:22:27 am
Egg, chips and beans.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 01, 2015, 13:12:13 pm
Had a lovely 32oz t-bone in a steak house at Paignton last week. You cook the steaks yourself on volcanic stones at your table.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on September 01, 2015, 21:33:33 pm
that's some steak mate
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 02, 2015, 00:25:16 am
I've been in the states for two weeks and that makes the menus here look unimpressive.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on September 02, 2015, 13:21:52 pm
Whatever the wife puts on a plate and puts in front of me.   Love her skills.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 03, 2015, 13:47:52 pm
Quote from: NeilP on September 01, 2015, 21:33:33 pm
that's some steak mate


There's about 8oz of bone on it though mate  ;). Wendy had the 16oz rib eye.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 11, 2015, 08:34:14 am
Bought a nutribullet last Christmas and have used it virtually every day, perfected my daily breakfast smoothie of spinach,banana, blueberries, almonds , yoghurt and a handful of frozen mixed berries. Hopefully it,s doing me some good, certainly I wouldn't have consumed the same mix every day without it.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 12, 2015, 15:40:14 pm
Preparing some sea bass, looking to bake in the oven Asian style, ginger, chilies, spring onions, serving on a bed of pak choi , asparagus and bean sprouts. Will be cooking with a background of planet Rock and the occasional gin.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2015, 12:16:20 pm
Sea bass was great last night. Staying on Asian theme, tonight I am going to try a chicken Kung po with Jamie Oliver's recipie http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/kung-pao-chicken/#brx22zLwPTZmFF4v.97
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 14, 2015, 00:42:55 am
A Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spätlese 2007, still tasting surprisingly youthful.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 16, 2015, 19:07:20 pm
Homemade cottage pie and sweet corn.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2015, 19:35:42 pm
Spaghetti and meatballs, mid week family feed , 5.5/10
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 18, 2015, 17:43:44 pm
Beans on toast. Hits the spot when you're starving.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2015, 20:43:48 pm
Courgette carbonara, a Friday staple, goes well with most drinks.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on October 08, 2015, 14:47:58 pm
Just got back from a local carvery with Wendy and Brad. Beef and pork with roast and new potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and 8 veg. Very nice it was to.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on October 08, 2015, 17:46:01 pm
A visiting rep from Finnair has just brought us a tray of 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Afternoon tea anyone?  ;D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on October 10, 2015, 15:39:44 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 08, 2015, 17:46:01 pm
A visiting rep from Finnair has just brought us a tray of 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Afternoon tea anyone?  ;D


What did the others have then mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on November 02, 2015, 14:22:43 pm
Cooked a great beef stew yesterday (Jamie Oliver), enough leftover for today as well.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 03, 2015, 09:04:31 am
Quote from: Nick on November 02, 2015, 14:22:43 pm
Cooked a great beef stew yesterday (Jamie Oliver), enough leftover for today as well.


Great winter fayre mate. Big dumplings and plenty of parsnips for me.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on November 03, 2015, 17:32:10 pm
Due to what I'm blaming on being fed "pregnant Indie Chick portions" for a while, I've put on half a stone since the summer, hence I had a cereal-only breakfast this morning for the first time in probably years.  Didn't feel any worse for it. :)  But I still need to get back training...  ::)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2015, 18:41:25 pm
Prawn and asparagus risotto
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/10141186/My-favourite-dish-Daniel-Bouluds-asparagus-and-prawn-risotto.html
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 18, 2015, 20:20:40 pm
A superb carvery at The down inn near Bridgnorth at lunchtime. Beef, turkey, pork and crackling, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and 8 veg. Great value at £8-50, especially when my eldest was paying.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 22, 2015, 22:45:50 pm
Meatballs in Tomato sauce with pasta.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on November 29, 2015, 15:41:23 pm
Spaghetti Bol tonight with homegrown herbs and homemade bread. I made my own spaghetti once, never again.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on December 01, 2015, 12:18:26 pm
chicken cutlets from a nigella recipe i saw on the beeb website...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 01, 2015, 19:39:58 pm
Thai red curry , from a packet type system with a few extra additions.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 05, 2015, 18:52:25 pm
Fish stew , tomato based with a chilli kick, with cod, hake, salmon, mussels and prawns , served with bread.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 06, 2015, 15:52:12 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 05, 2015, 18:52:25 pm
Fish stew , tomato based with a chilli kick, with cod, hake, salmon, mussels and prawns , served with bread.


Take the mussels out, and that sounds great.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 06, 2015, 20:22:06 pm
Mussels are where much of the flavour comes from. Do yourself a favour and revisit a bowl of moules mariniere next time you are by the sea, with bread or french fries and a nice pint.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on December 06, 2015, 20:44:14 pm
^ +1
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 06, 2015, 22:41:48 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 06, 2015, 20:22:06 pm
Do yourself a favour and revisit a bowl of moules mariniere next time you are by the sea.

And then prepare to spend a day on the bog...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 08, 2015, 17:37:27 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 06, 2015, 20:22:06 pm
Mussels are where much of the flavour comes from. Do yourself a favour and revisit a bowl of moules mariniere next time you are by the sea, with bread or french fries and a nice pint.


Tried them mate, and not for me I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on December 09, 2015, 14:50:45 pm
Home made veg soup.....lovely...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 09, 2015, 19:47:21 pm
Fajitas. Mid week Mexican cooking.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 10, 2015, 16:40:53 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 09, 2015, 19:47:21 pm
Fajitas. Mid week Mexican cooking.


Had those yesterday with garlic bread and onion rings. Traditional black country fayre today, faggots, chips and mushy peas.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 13, 2015, 15:03:40 pm
Beef stew, mash and cabbage, should be ready around 6.30 pm.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on December 14, 2015, 21:01:08 pm
homemade leek n potato soup...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 15, 2015, 12:26:54 pm
Don't feel like anything today, had a bad bout of the trots, and one pair of pants has already gone in the bin.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 15, 2015, 21:23:27 pm
Fish and Chips from the Chippy.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 16, 2015, 11:27:27 am
Quote from: zoony on December 15, 2015, 12:26:54 pm
Don't feel like anything today, had a bad bout of the trots, and one pair of pants has already gone in the bin.


Back to normal today, and looking forward to a large portion of bacon and scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 16, 2015, 22:49:14 pm
Meal with a customer at a local hotel, dreadful steak despite all the localy sourced hung forever bullshit. Don't know why I order steaks in England, very rarely get a good one.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 17, 2015, 21:05:11 pm
Fried sea bass fillet, salad and roast sweet pots. Healthy.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:53:36 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 16, 2015, 22:49:14 pm
Meal with a customer at a local hotel, dreadful steak despite all the localy sourced hung forever bullshit. Don't know why I order steaks in England, very rarely get a good one.


Have you tried The cattlemans steak house at Paignton mate?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 19, 2015, 14:03:13 pm
No i haven't but it looks like it has good reviews.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 20, 2015, 17:18:17 pm
A Marks and Spencer stuffed Porchini , roast pots, braised leeks, Spring greens (now in season!) plus 2 gins so far.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 22, 2015, 11:55:50 am
Quote from: Nick on December 19, 2015, 14:03:13 pm
No i haven't but it looks like it has good reviews.


Had a 32oz t- bone there in august, and Wendy  had a 16oz rib eye. They were beautiful.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 22, 2015, 18:27:36 pm
Prawn and monkfish curry.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: NeilP on December 22, 2015, 20:21:40 pm
a steak and kidney pie and egg custard from Griffith's of New Ferry.... top drawer
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 24, 2015, 14:53:53 pm
Christmas eve  always gammon, chips and chutneys.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 24, 2015, 18:31:59 pm
We had a gammon joint, new potatoes in herbs, sweet corn and peas. Very nice it was to.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 25, 2015, 09:31:53 am
Assuming my sister has it all under control i shall be dining on the traditional Christmas dinner.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2015, 12:10:02 pm
A prawn cocktail and bacon off the turkey as a starter.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on December 25, 2015, 12:48:27 pm
The wife has everything in the kitchen under control. Traditional turkey dinner at 2:00pm - yummy.
I've found time to listen to Bridge of Sighs whilst nibbling on vegetable crisps and chilli nuts.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 25, 2015, 16:20:13 pm
Today's mashed potatoes were the quintessential mash. Light, fluffy, buttery, creamy and all made by my own fair hands :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2015, 18:36:35 pm
Today was the 24th time that Wendy has cooked me Xmas dinner. I can only remember one better, and that was when we had a leg of lamb a few years ago.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Neph on December 25, 2015, 18:43:52 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/nephronic/image_zpsf2broz8g.jpeg)

Christmas dinner in the Neph household. Considering I was working until 1 o' clock that's a pretty decent effort. The gravy was phenomenal.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on December 25, 2015, 19:24:08 pm
The wife's Christmas dinner.  We've moved house and there's a 5 oven aga here and I thought she might feck it up, but no, the best ever. 
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Bez on December 27, 2015, 12:58:12 pm
Christmas dinner at the BiL's was disaapointing - no decent spuds and runny Bisto gravy, sprouts were good and plentiful though....not sure what I expected from a vegetarian, but I'm sure he's done better in the past...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 29, 2015, 14:04:05 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 27, 2015, 12:58:12 pm
Christmas dinner at the BiL's was disaapointing - no decent spuds and runny Bisto gravy, sprouts were good and plentiful though....not sure what I expected from a vegetarian, but I'm sure he's done better in the past...


Just to remind you that this is a simple pleasures thread mate  ;). I like thinnish Bisto gravy, can't stand thick gravy.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2016, 22:30:17 pm
A lovely roast lamb dinner (whole leg), with carrots, peas and cabbage. Probably my favourite meal if I was pushed into picking one.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 03, 2016, 19:46:32 pm
Marinaded Turkey breast fillets in Chiabata bread with a mixed leaf salad dressed with bacon pieces.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 03, 2016, 22:32:59 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 03, 2016, 19:46:32 pm
Marinaded Turkey breast fillets in Chiabata bread with a mixed leaf salad dressed with bacon pieces.


Mmm, interesting.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on January 10, 2016, 15:02:38 pm
Superb value roast at the local - £7!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 10, 2016, 15:04:46 pm
Cooking my own roast chicken today, nothing fancy.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on January 10, 2016, 19:31:01 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 10, 2016, 15:04:46 pm
Cooking my own roast chicken today, nothing fancy.
Like the Skynyrd reference
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 10, 2016, 21:36:15 pm
Free(range) bird as well.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on January 11, 2016, 14:36:58 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 10, 2016, 21:36:15 pm
Free(range) bird as well.
;D
Roast chicken - mmmm, that smell!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 15, 2016, 18:48:54 pm
Bacon & courgette pasta in tomato and chilli sauce.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 16, 2016, 15:06:54 pm
Thai green curry tonight, just prepping with a pint of Butcombe ale.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Bez on January 17, 2016, 11:06:45 am
Bacon and scrambled egg on toast. Simple, but fantastic
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 17, 2016, 18:17:49 pm
Sausage casserole.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 12:14:07 pm
a hairy bikers thai curry on saturday.... fecking awesome doesn't cover it....  :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2016, 18:38:05 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 17, 2016, 18:17:49 pm
Sausage casserole.


Leftovers tonight.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 19, 2016, 17:57:46 pm
Lloyd Grossman mango and chilli curry with boiled rice and a coriander naan bread.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2016, 19:03:26 pm
Chicken Tinga wraps.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 21, 2016, 16:57:58 pm
Chilli con carne, been simmering all afternoon.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 22, 2016, 13:50:46 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 20, 2016, 19:03:26 pm
Chicken Tinga wraps.


Do you mean tikka, or is there actually something called tinga?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 22, 2016, 15:14:14 pm
Had some pretty good bbq at the weekend - https://www.instagram.com/p/BCD1311io1z/?taken-by=chrisquartly
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 22, 2016, 20:03:26 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 22, 2016, 13:50:46 pm
Do you mean tikka, or is there actually something called tinga?


Mexican sauce that you boil some chicken breasts in then shred them and add to wraps. There is such ting as a tinga!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 22, 2016, 20:04:17 pm
Jacket pots and yesterday's chilli.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on February 23, 2016, 00:43:22 am
Quote from: Nick on February 22, 2016, 20:04:17 pm
Jacket pots and yesterday's chilli.
Really? We had jacket spuds and chilli tonight too!  Used a frozen single portion from a couple of weeks ago and bulked it up to two portions with a tin of baked beans. Grated cheese to top it off - bloody lovely!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 23, 2016, 13:54:27 pm
Quote from: Nick on February 22, 2016, 20:03:26 pm
Mexican sauce that you boil some chicken breasts in then shred them and add to wraps. There is such ting as a tinga!


Must admit I'd never heard of that Nick, which is unusual for me when it comes to food!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 25, 2016, 20:13:12 pm
Prawn and okra curry.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 27, 2016, 19:19:24 pm
Chicken noodle soup with matzos,first attempt.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2016, 15:30:56 pm
Spag Bol simmering in the oven, red wine added and sampled.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on February 29, 2016, 12:18:11 pm
Slow cooked Pork loin with homemade sweet n sour sauce.. wonderful   and hairy bikers meatballs with chunky tomato sauce... awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 02, 2016, 13:37:13 pm
A full English with some extras at Sainsburys cafe in Kidderminster.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2016, 13:28:48 pm
Heinz mushroom soup, always loved it.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on March 06, 2016, 22:49:19 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 06, 2016, 13:28:48 pm
Heinz mushroom soup, always loved it.


It's rank.   The only half decent Heinz soup is tomato
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 07, 2016, 00:21:26 am
Quote from: Fishy on March 06, 2016, 22:49:19 pm
It's rank.   The only half decent Heinz soup is tomato

Not Arf!

Especially with a side order of cheese on toast :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on March 07, 2016, 12:00:31 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 07, 2016, 00:21:26 am
Not Arf!

Especially with a side order of cheese on toast :)


now yer talking... :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 07, 2016, 19:07:37 pm
Corned beef hash
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 08, 2016, 21:00:18 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 07, 2016, 19:07:37 pm
Corned beef hash


Always reminds me of my time in the scouts does that.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2016, 22:52:12 pm
Leffe - forgotton how good it is,
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 14, 2016, 15:02:36 pm
Go on then Nik, that's another one of your culinary delights I've never heard of.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: döm on March 14, 2016, 17:07:46 pm
Nik was probably referring to this....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leffe
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2016, 20:08:05 pm
Indeed I was, proper amber nectar.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on March 14, 2016, 20:44:08 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 14, 2016, 20:08:05 pm
Indeed I was, proper amber nectar.
Whilst on secondment in Paris many years ago, I would often partake in a glass after a hard day at the office. I found it went nicely with a few roasted peanuts. Very distinctive in taste, robust and strong but given the right mood, hits the spot beautifully.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2016, 22:13:02 pm
I also discovered it in France while in a "sesh" , far too strong for that as I found out. As you say, ideal  post work drink, drunk slowly.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on March 15, 2016, 20:46:16 pm
five spice chicken and stir fry veg..awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2016, 22:00:09 pm
Asparagus and prawn risotto.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on March 20, 2016, 23:39:51 pm
Pan fried salmon fillet on a bed of curried lentils, broad beans, peas and red pepper with tenderstem brocolli. One of the wife's many specialities.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 21, 2016, 16:37:11 pm
Quote from: DavidL on March 20, 2016, 23:39:51 pm
Pan fried salmon fillet on a bed of curried lentils, broad beans, peas and red pepper with tenderstem brocolli. One of the wife's many specialities.


Sounds like my kind of woman mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 16, 2016, 16:16:09 pm
Taking Wendy and Alicia out for tea tonight at The Himalaya tandoori in Bridgnorth, known locally as Delhi Dave's. Will report back tomorrow on what we have.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on April 18, 2016, 11:26:24 am
Silverside Roast Dinner yesterday.. fecking awesome...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 20, 2016, 16:47:52 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 16, 2016, 16:16:09 pm
Taking Wendy and Alicia out for tea tonight at The Himalaya tandoori in Bridgnorth, known locally as Delhi Dave's. Will report back tomorrow on what we have.


Had the obligatory poppadoms, salad and dips to start with, followed by a chicken tikka jalfrezi, special fried rice, cauliflower bhaji and Delhi Dave's legendary crinkle cut chips. Washed down with a few lagers and finishing off with a cherry and ice cream dessert. Very nice it was to.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 23, 2016, 21:29:02 pm
Had a lovely 3 course lunch out yesterday. Chicken liver pate with crusty bread and orange marmalade, sirloin steak with mushrooms, tomatoes and dripping chips, rhubarb and mixed fruit crumble with custard.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: DavidL on April 24, 2016, 00:02:42 am
Tapas at La Bobina in Faringdon last night. oysters, patatas bravas, pardon peppers, aubergine chips, gambas,  chorizo, ham, goats cheese etc. All washed down with a bottle of nice Rose wine....each
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 24, 2016, 00:09:44 am
A nice bottle of Chilean Riesling.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 24, 2016, 14:51:20 pm
Quote from: DavidL on April 24, 2016, 00:02:42 am
Tapas at La Bobina in Faringdon last night. oysters, patatas bravas, pardon peppers, aubergine chips, gambas,  chorizo, ham, goats cheese etc. All washed down with a bottle of nice Rose wine....each


I can't say that that really appeals to me Dave.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 01, 2016, 16:16:22 pm
Went with Wendy to an American diner in Wall heath called Hickory's smokehouse last night. Had barbecued chicken wings with some giant onion ringsto start, followed by the sharing platter which gives you a taste of all their succulent meat and ribs. It was a meat eaters paradise, and very nice.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 25, 2016, 01:12:44 am
A proper British meal of Chicken Jalfrezi washed down with a South African Shiraz - none of that foreign European wine.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on July 16, 2016, 22:08:35 pm
A plate of fresh oysters.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on July 18, 2016, 20:16:12 pm
Quote from: Nick on July 16, 2016, 22:08:35 pm
A plate of fresh oysters.


Never tried them, and don't think I'd want to.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on July 18, 2016, 21:41:30 pm
A mouthful of salty goodness, worth a try Zoony.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on July 19, 2016, 19:22:33 pm
A nice salad with ham,prawns, olives, egg,cheese and lettuce from the garden. Washed down with a glass of white wine.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on July 20, 2016, 11:49:55 am
Quote from: Nick on July 18, 2016, 21:41:30 pm
A mouthful of salty goodness, worth a try Zoony.


A bag f chips is my idea of salty goodness mate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2016, 19:52:58 pm
Baked sea bass and fried squid washed down with cider. Great.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 03, 2016, 22:31:10 pm
Inspired by my visit to Glynn Purnell's and discovering that properly made custard is pure ambrosia, I did my take on his Burnt English Custard.
OK, so it missed out being served in and Eggshell and there ware no marinated strawberries and I didn't caramelise any sugar on top of the custard - out of gas for the blowtorch - but it was very good served up with bits of Black Pepper Honeycomb on top. Packed full of richness and vanilla flavour. Scrummy-yummy.
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Post by: Bisto on September 03, 2016, 23:27:01 pm
Home made ostrich burger with blue cheese, chunky Sweet potato chips and coleslaw. Phwooooar!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on September 04, 2016, 18:22:16 pm
Ostrich?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 04, 2016, 19:27:57 pm
Belly pork with black pudding at a local hotel last night.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Bisto on September 05, 2016, 02:32:36 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 04, 2016, 18:22:16 pm
Ostrich?


Its Lovely...very lean, high protein content and distinctive ...almost gamey flavour....nearest comparison I can come up with would be like a (sweeter) cross between beef and duck...but not fatty at all.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 12, 2016, 16:51:41 pm
Taking Wendy out tomorrow night to a place that does an aga cooked carvery.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2016, 11:25:08 am
Clams set in a smooth egg custard with spring onions in Ningbo China.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Bisto on September 20, 2016, 14:29:19 pm
Lidl's pea and ham hock soup...with a handful of beans and sweetcorn thrown in...very tasty!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 21, 2016, 12:53:52 pm
Shropshire blue cheese on some thin cheese melt crackers.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2016, 14:57:58 pm
Razor clams,crab and prawns.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2016, 12:03:04 pm
French stick with some Stilton.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Fishy on October 03, 2016, 16:21:28 pm
Spicy all in one pork from the hairy bikers book... sufeckingperb....
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2016, 12:35:50 pm
Toast
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on October 04, 2016, 14:17:00 pm
Has anyone on here ever had monkfish? I was just wondering what it was like.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2016, 20:11:18 pm
It's a meaty white fish. Nothing to dislike.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 04, 2016, 22:45:38 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 04, 2016, 14:17:00 pm
Has anyone on here ever had monkfish? I was just wondering what it was like.

It's good in a curry :)
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Post by: zoony on October 07, 2016, 13:17:01 pm
I'll have to get round to trying it.
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Post by: Nick on October 15, 2016, 20:42:19 pm
Pan fried scallops with pancetta and sea bass ,  served with squid and egg fried rice.  To a background of Planet Rock and white wine.
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Post by: Nick on October 16, 2016, 19:55:41 pm
A Lancashire hotpot, via Nigel Slater, very good.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/nigel_slaters_lancashire_48954

Served with  http://realgoodfood.com/recipes-2/vegetables/cavalo-nero/
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Post by: zoony on October 17, 2016, 20:38:47 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 15, 2016, 20:42:19 pm
Pan fried scallops with pancetta and sea bass ,  served with squid and egg fried rice.  To a background of Planet Rock and white wine.


Where do you live Nick? I'll have to pop round for dinner  ;) .
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Post by: Nick on October 30, 2016, 19:34:01 pm
The hotpot again, tweaked with the addition of some fresh mint, great autumn food after a walk.
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Post by: Nick on November 06, 2016, 20:27:40 pm
A chicken caserole , with supermarket microwave mash (great invention).
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 06, 2016, 22:46:14 pm
Quote from: Nick on November 06, 2016, 20:27:40 pm
with supermarket microwave mash (great invention).

No. It's the SPUNK OF SATAN!

Anyone who uses a Microwave oven should be lined up against the wall and shot. Scourge of gastronomy, scourge of Radio-Astronomy.
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Post by: zoony on November 24, 2016, 13:38:51 pm
A piece of smoked cod loin with a portion of triple cooked chips.
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Post by: Nick on December 06, 2016, 15:08:27 pm
Eating veal cheeks in red wine in Piedmont , Italy.
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Post by: Fishy on December 07, 2016, 14:15:09 pm
Home made French Onion Soup
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 10, 2016, 22:24:35 pm
Made some of Nigel Slater's Festive Chocolate Flapjack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/festive_chocolate_94638

Didn't bother with the figs. Or Cranberries.
It's very nice, although my baking tray was a bit big and spread the flapjack too thinly so it's a bit on the toothbreaker side, I'm sure that sans Chocolate it'll be a good 'un to take out as fuel for cycling.

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Post by: Nick on December 15, 2016, 20:45:22 pm
A Lebanese Mezze, not a bit of meat in sight. Very tasty and surprisingly filling.
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Post by: Bisto on December 16, 2016, 14:27:57 pm
Ham and cheese toastie and a cuppa
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Post by: zoony on December 17, 2016, 19:47:59 pm
Wholemeal bread salmon sandwiches.
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Post by: The Letter R on December 28, 2016, 12:26:41 pm
Turkey Sarnies for lunch, with a homemade mince pie for afters  8) ....I love Christmas leftovers! ;D
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Post by: Nick on December 29, 2016, 17:52:55 pm
Scrambled Egg and Salmon for Breakfast. Nice runny type of scrambled eggs with chives.
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Post by: zoony on December 29, 2016, 20:48:19 pm
Had a Subway for the first time in ages today. A foot long Italian BMT on Italian herbs and cheese bread, packed with salad and honey and mustard relish.
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Post by: Nick on December 29, 2016, 22:19:10 pm
Grappa with some Xmas chocs.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 08, 2017, 21:17:06 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 10, 2016, 22:24:35 pm
Made some of Nigel Slater's Festive Chocolate Flapjack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/festive_chocolate_94638

Didn't bother with the figs. Or Cranberries.
It's very nice, although my baking tray was a bit big and spread the flapjack too thinly so it's a bit on the toothbreaker side, I'm sure that sans Chocolate it'll be a good 'un to take out as fuel for cycling.

Made yet another batch of this.
Am now using Cranberries.
Covered in Green and Black's Ginger Chocolate.

Yummy-yummy :)
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Post by: Fishy on January 09, 2017, 11:34:15 am
Home made veg soup..class...
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Post by: Nick on January 09, 2017, 21:43:14 pm
Warm Goats cheese salad.
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Post by: Bisto on January 09, 2017, 23:22:24 pm
Couple of slices of Bavarian Ham with Stilton and cranberry jelly on a large ementhal cheese and multi seed cracker
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 10, 2017, 16:53:56 pm
Back enjoying my usual weekday lunch of mackerel salad.  Apparently it should do what my usual daily medication is doing, but I eat it mainly because I like it.  :)
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Post by: Nick on January 11, 2017, 21:38:01 pm
Mushroom Omelette.
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Post by: zoony on January 13, 2017, 14:16:27 pm
Had a lovely carvery for lunch at a nearby hotel yesterday.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2017, 00:05:28 am
A Beef Massaman curry washed down with a Chilean Guwurztraminer. The Gewurz wasn't in an overblown Alsace style and chimed in very well with the curry spicing and jasmine rice. Nice.
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Post by: zoony on January 27, 2017, 14:46:29 pm
Ate out for lunch today. Cod, chips, battered mushrooms, onion rings, mushy peas and curry sauce.
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Post by: Nick on January 27, 2017, 20:16:51 pm
Fish and chips for me as well.
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Post by: zoony on January 28, 2017, 20:32:59 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 27, 2017, 20:16:51 pm
Fish and chips for me as well.



No extras mate?
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Post by: Nick on January 28, 2017, 21:53:12 pm
Curry sauce.

Tonight .. courgette Risotto by Jamie Oliver - nice.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 12, 2017, 22:43:53 pm
My signature Beef Stroganoff.
Then a new batch of Festive Flapjack containing chunks of Chilli Chocolate, gives a nice warming glow and means Mrs S won't pilfer any :)
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Post by: The Letter R on March 03, 2017, 09:19:19 am
Whilst on holiday recently in The Canaries I had the most wonderful Goat Stew in a very locals local cafe - delicious! 8)
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Post by: zoony on May 11, 2017, 15:18:19 pm
Just been out for lunch with Wendy and had a beautiful carvery.
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Post by: zoony on May 30, 2017, 19:27:02 pm
Me and my son Brad had a very nice full English down at our community centre cafe this morning. Won them in a raffle a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: zoony on June 02, 2017, 11:48:26 am
Having a good 11 days off work. Me and Wendy went out for an all you can eat Cantonese on Tuesday night, and went with 2 of my kids for a cracking Indian last night.
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Post by: zoony on June 05, 2017, 17:15:29 pm
Been to a nice country pub today where they do a cracking 3 courses for £10 menu. Had a salmon and cod fishcake, beautiful carvery for my main, and apple crumble and custard.
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Post by: Nick on June 15, 2017, 20:26:21 pm
Help..I can't stop eating Mars ice cream bars.
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Post by: Straight Shooter on June 16, 2017, 01:01:49 am
Quote from: Nick on June 15, 2017, 20:26:21 pm
Help..I can't stop eating Mars ice cream bars.

I've the same 'problem' with Milky Bar white chocolate mousse  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on June 16, 2017, 13:12:32 pm
Quote from: Nick on June 15, 2017, 20:26:21 pm
Help..I can't stop eating Mars ice cream bars.



I fancy trying one of those new raspberry Magnums.
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Post by: zoony on June 28, 2017, 16:30:04 pm
A lovely meal out at a country pub not too far from us. Cauliflower and blue cheese soup with bread, a carvery and sticking toffee pudding with ice cream. Fabulous value at £10 for 3 courses.
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Post by: zoony on July 07, 2017, 14:30:13 pm
Sat by the river Severn at Bewdley with fish, chips, mushy peas and curry sauce, washed down with a chilled bottle of 8.2% John Watson's vintage cider.
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Post by: zoony on July 08, 2017, 21:39:07 pm
Beef in hot pepper sauce, chicken fried rice, onion and mushroom.
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Post by: zoony on July 16, 2017, 12:03:40 pm
Took Wendy out to The China diner in Bridgnorth last Thursday night, and had a really nice meal. After a bowl of prawn crackers, the first course was sesame prawn toast and smoked Crispy chicken, followed by a second course of crispy duck pancakes. The main was beef in kung p.o. sauce, king prawns with stir fried vegetables, crispy chicken Hong Kong style and egg fried rice. We chose to have a portion of sweet and sour pork Cantonese style, and some seasonal vegetable. We couldn't fault it ☺.
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Post by: Nick on July 25, 2017, 18:10:14 pm
Mussels Corsican style, with chips.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 19, 2017, 01:00:39 am
The Swiss white wine served on the TGV Lyria services between Paris and Zurich is a little cracker. Best train wine I've ever had.
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Post by: DavidL on August 19, 2017, 09:18:25 am
Breakfast today: Victoria plums with Greek yoghurt, drizzled with Acacia honey.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on August 20, 2017, 22:20:35 pm
Lovely carvery at The Smugglers inn at Dawlish.
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Post by: zoony on September 25, 2017, 18:11:35 pm
Sausage, egg, chips and beans. Good old fashioned fodder 😊.
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Post by: DavidL on September 25, 2017, 21:54:26 pm
Perfect autumn tea tonight. Sausages, sweet potato/potato mash, carrots, peas and mushrooms all smothered in onion gravy with smoked bacon pieces. Yum- yum.
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Post by: zoony on September 30, 2017, 08:49:25 am
Had a cracking meal at a quirky little restaurant in Bewdley with Wendy on Wednesday night. Had smoked haddock and pea risotto to start, followed by braised lamb shank on mash with new potatoes and 2 veg. Dessert was a choice of 10 home made offerings brought around on a trolley, and you're allowed to have 2. I went for the raspberry and blueberry cheesecake with cream, followed by queen of puddings with cream. I had cheese and biscuits with grapes to follow, but due to time constraints I never had time for a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
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Post by: Nick on September 30, 2017, 18:25:58 pm
Prawn risotto, nice autumn meal.
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Post by: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2017, 23:00:53 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 30, 2017, 08:49:25 am
Had a cracking meal at a quirky little restaurant in Bewdley with Wendy on Wednesday night. Had smoked haddock and pea risotto to start, followed by braised lamb shank on mash with new potatoes and 2 veg. Dessert was a choice of 10 home made offerings brought around on a trolley, and you're allowed to have 2. I went for the raspberry and blueberry cheesecake with cream, followed by queen of puddings with cream. I had cheese and biscuits with grapes to follow, but due to time constraints I never had time for a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

A mere Scooby snack for you then mate  ;)   :P   ;D
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Post by: zoony on October 04, 2017, 00:07:27 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2017, 23:00:53 pm
A mere Scooby snack for you then mate  ;)   :P   ;D



Ooi! That's my line 😉.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on October 17, 2017, 13:54:04 pm
Myself and 4 of the Scottish lads had a cracking all you can eat freshly prepared Chinese buffet while in Crewe for EUCON last weekend. Quality and quantity for £15-90 a head.
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Post by: Blastzone on October 21, 2017, 18:59:12 pm
Too right Rob..it was excellent
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on November 16, 2017, 23:17:43 pm
Currently at work on nights. Just had a piece of cod loin with some sweet potato wedges and a vegetable masala. Very nice 😊.
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Post by: zoony on November 29, 2017, 17:27:52 pm
Went out for lunch at a lovely country pub today. Had the smoked haddock scotch egg to start, sirloin steak with hand cut chips main, and apple crumble with custard and clotted cream for dessert. It was spot on 😊.
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Post by: DavidL on December 10, 2017, 20:01:30 pm
Wonderful roast chicken lunch. Spuds, carrots, leeks, parsnips, sprouts, peas, yorkshires and sage and onion stuffing accompanied by perfect gravy. Practice run for Xmas day.
Another 11/10 from Mrs L (and bubble & squeak tomorrow night as a bonus!)
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Post by: zoony on December 15, 2017, 15:13:56 pm
A catch up with some mates at Delhi Dave's last night. Poppadoms and sundries followed by chicken bhuna, fried rice, cauliflower bhaji, and some of their legendary wrinkle cut chips.
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Post by: zoony on December 22, 2017, 18:21:17 pm
5 slices of gypsy toast for my tea. Some of you may know it as eggy bread.
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Post by: Nick on December 22, 2017, 20:03:31 pm
Loads of those Xmas heat in the oven prawn/cheeses/mushroom/chicken Hors d'oeuvres  things from Tesco with some oven baked kale (Chinese seaweed) and a couple of Plymouth gins.
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Post by: zoony on December 24, 2017, 18:26:17 pm
Gammon slices, new potatoes, salad, boiled eggs, coleslaw and pickles.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2017, 22:11:58 pm
Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches with some pickled shallots on the side.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 29, 2017, 22:54:21 pm
After a couple of days on the wagon, a nice glass of Tawny Port is hitting the spot :)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 30, 2017, 16:25:56 pm
King prawns, sweet corn and Marie rose sauce on a warm baked baguette.
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Post by: Reg on January 01, 2018, 16:17:41 pm
Home made American style pancakes  (Paul Hollywood recipe) this morning, with maple syrup. Mmm...
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2018, 21:40:01 pm
Stilton cheese on salt and cracked black pepper crackers.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 02, 2018, 20:48:29 pm
What's pigeon like to eat?  Anyone?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 02, 2018, 21:11:29 pm
Pigeon's lovely.
Very dark meat.
Nice done with Raspberry vinegar.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 02, 2018, 22:21:55 pm
Thanks Nick..taking wife to dinner on Friday for her birthday and that's an option for a starter...if I can overcome my fear of filthy vermin, I might have a go..
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Post by: zoony on January 02, 2018, 23:06:59 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 02, 2018, 20:48:29 pm
What's pigeon like to eat?  Anyone?



I found it very similar to eating pigs liver mate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 02, 2018, 23:50:42 pm
Careful,with your teeth, quite common to find a bit of shot in a pigeon breast. Other than that nice but not remarkable.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 03, 2018, 00:10:32 am
Quote from: zoony on January 02, 2018, 23:06:59 pm

I found it very similar to eating pigs liver mate.

feck that, then.
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Post by: DavidL on January 03, 2018, 00:27:35 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 02, 2018, 20:48:29 pm
What's pigeon like to eat?  Anyone?
Very nice. I would agree with the description, "rich,sweet and nutty"
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 07, 2018, 00:36:04 am
At work on the night shift, and we've just had a good feed from the local kebab house. I had "EFES ebab", which consists of chicken, shish, kofte and doner meat, along with pitta bread and salad.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 07, 2018, 01:19:53 am
Pigeon was vile, I thought.
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Post by: Straight Shooter on January 07, 2018, 16:38:50 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 07, 2018, 00:36:04 am
At work on the night shift, and we've just had a good feed from the local kebab house. I had "EFES ebab", which consists of chicken, shish, kofte and doner meat, along with pitta bread and salad.

Aye, don't forget the salad!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 08, 2018, 18:54:29 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on January 07, 2018, 16:38:50 pm
Aye, don't forget the salad!  ;)



Yes mate, always try to get my 5 a day!
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Post by: Reg on January 09, 2018, 10:42:45 am
Del Monte Pineapple Juice.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 09, 2018, 20:41:15 pm
In some faceless hotel chain and went for fish and chips, hungry after a day of driving. Chips in a basket on the plate, mushy peas in a pot in the plate, tartare sauce in a pot on the plate, between the lot a piece of fish. Stop this nonsense and just put stuff on a plate.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: captainkurtz on January 10, 2018, 21:57:44 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 09, 2018, 20:41:15 pm
In some faceless hotel chain and went for fish and chips, hungry after a day of driving. Chips in a basket on the plate, mushy peas in a pot in the plate, tartare sauce in a pot on the plate, between the lot a piece of fish. Stop this nonsense and just put stuff on a plate.

I've noticed an increasingly larger number of people who don't like their food on a plate touching.  Maybe they were catering for those weirdos?
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 12, 2018, 03:30:09 am
Quote from: Nick on January 09, 2018, 20:41:15 pm
In some faceless hotel chain and went for fish and chips, hungry after a day of driving. Chips in a basket on the plate, mushy peas in a pot in the plate, tartare sauce in a pot on the plate, between the lot a piece of fish. Stop this nonsense and just put stuff on a plate.



Was it any good though mate?
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Post by: Nick on January 12, 2018, 15:35:07 pm
No, in fact i think i had a slight touch of food poisoning.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 12, 2018, 17:46:17 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 12, 2018, 15:35:07 pm
No, in fact i think i had a slight touch of food poisoning.



Not much of a pleasure then!
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Post by: zoony on January 16, 2018, 18:57:50 pm
Stopped at a local butchers in Bridgnorth on the way home from work this morning and had a sumptuous roast pork, stuffing, Apple sauce and gravy bap.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on January 24, 2018, 21:14:01 pm
Back on mars bar ice creams again.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on January 29, 2018, 18:33:34 pm
A nice roast beef dinner.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on February 08, 2018, 12:07:34 pm
Salmon rolls and a scotch egg for lunch.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 03, 2018, 21:13:38 pm
A big bowl of Porridge with lashings of Golden Syrup.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on March 04, 2018, 21:24:59 pm
Pastrami sandwiches with mustard and beetroot pickle spread over them.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on March 05, 2018, 21:34:25 pm
Banana Weetabix.
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Post by: zoony on March 23, 2018, 16:20:16 pm
Very nice Indian meal out last night. Poppadoms and sauces, garlic fried prawns starter, chicken pathia, special fried rice and cauliflower bhaji side dish, and an ice cream dessert.
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Post by: zoony on April 03, 2018, 02:48:25 am
Roast leg of lamb with roast potatoes, peas, broccoli and Yorkshire pudding.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on April 06, 2018, 22:51:36 pm
Scrambled duck eggs on toast.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 12, 2018, 01:50:44 am
Lunch on a bench in the lovely town of Bewdley. Haddock, chips, mushy peas and curry sauce.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on May 21, 2018, 21:24:02 pm
A Charlie Bingham's fish pie from Tesco, supposedly feeds two but in reality it will feed one, £7 so expensive for a box meal but very good. Pretentious waffle on the box, small batch, locally sourced etc.
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 21, 2018, 21:38:30 pm
Good old bangers and mash with lashings of gravy; top post-workout stodge.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 22, 2018, 15:42:07 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 21, 2018, 21:38:30 pm
Good old bangers and mash with lashings of gravy; top post-workout stodge.



My mash has got to be 50/50 potato and Swede mate. Not a fan of just potato on its own.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on May 22, 2018, 20:52:48 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 22, 2018, 15:42:07 pm

My mash has got to be 50/50 potato and Swede mate. Not a fan of just potato on its own.



:)


Tonight, one of my faves: calamari....mmmmm!  :D
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 23, 2018, 10:24:06 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 22, 2018, 20:52:48 pm

:)


Tonight, one of my faves: calamari....mmmmm!  :D



Don't know what We'll be having yet mate, We're off to Fuerteventura this afternoon 😁.
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Post by: DavidL on June 04, 2018, 21:04:47 pm
My missus produced a superb chicken and mushroom pie (puff pastry) using the leftovers from yesterday's roast. Served up with petit-pois, long stem broccoli and carrot/swede mash.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on July 10, 2018, 15:50:10 pm
Cracking 3 course lunch at a pub in Bewdley. Chicken liver pate, rib eye steak and fresh fruit cocktail.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on September 09, 2018, 21:06:11 pm
Autumnal  squid, chorizo and cauliflower risotto, really good. Plus wine always goes into a risotto so a few sips as I stirred the rice.

https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/cauliflower_and_chorizo_45104

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Post by: captainkurtz on November 19, 2018, 16:36:59 pm
Curried chicken toasted sandwich for lunch; lamb streak with cream, mushroom and pepper sauce with roast king Edward spuds and steamed asaparagus for dinner tonight - all lovingly made by my good lady as we follow the 'man bring meet/woman cook meat' philosophy in our house.

God, she's a brilliant cook.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2018, 12:32:14 pm
Chestnut stuffing, an annual treat.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 27, 2018, 22:19:50 pm
Duck and orange pate on a baguette.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2018, 17:42:52 pm
Just had pork slices spread with mustard, mashed potato and mashed swede mixed together, and tenderstem broccoli, all covered in Bisto gravy. 
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Post by: Bez on January 02, 2019, 13:42:26 pm
Mrs B did salmon "en croute" for New Year's eve. marvellous and was fantastic cold yesterday
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Reg on February 05, 2019, 03:28:46 am
Just thought I would treat myself and have ordered some new varieties from Rave Coffee:

Fudge Blend Evolution
Columbia Suarez Project

Bring it!
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2019, 19:23:39 pm
Gyozas and Dim sum stuff.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2019, 19:49:06 pm
Frazzles rediscovered after a couple of decades.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 18, 2019, 20:24:29 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 18, 2019, 19:49:06 pm
Frazzles rediscovered after a couple of decades.



By a remarkable coincidence, same, but for ravioli.  :)
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Post by: DavidL on March 18, 2019, 21:04:24 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 18, 2019, 19:49:06 pm
Frazzles rediscovered after a couple of decades.
Terrible 'repeaters'
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: zoony on May 07, 2019, 10:24:27 am
Had a nice piece of haddock loin yesterday with new potatoes in herbs, cauliflower and broccoli, all topped with parsley sauce.
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Post by: Nick on May 20, 2019, 21:32:51 pm
Artichokes and Asparagus...forget how tasty these are, must use them more often.
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Post by: zoony on May 21, 2019, 16:39:20 pm
Quote from: Nick on May 20, 2019, 21:32:51 pm
Artichokes and Asparagus...forget how tasty these are, must use them more often.



Never tried artichoke. How would you describe them Nick?
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Post by: zoony on May 27, 2019, 10:25:55 am
Got a nice choice of decent food on our all inclusive holiday here in Salou. Sticking to the healthier options though, and plenty of fresh fruit.
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Post by: Nick on June 25, 2019, 21:07:21 pm
Spaghetti carbonara, very simple very tasty but use good eggs, 2 eggs plus one yolk for two people.

https://antonio-carluccio.co.uk/recipes/spaghetti-alla-carbonara/

Also reserve the pasta water in case you need to thin down the sauce.
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Post by: Nick on July 02, 2019, 21:32:37 pm
Finally finally learned how to get rice cooked right, been my main culinary failure forever.
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Post by: zoony on July 03, 2019, 00:58:43 am
Couple of nice Dover sole fillets with new potatoes and a green vegetable medley.
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Post by: zoony on July 26, 2019, 13:36:06 pm
Nice bit of hake yesterday with mini jacket potatoes, sweetcorn and peas.
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Post by: Nick on July 27, 2019, 20:29:03 pm
Marinated chicken thighs and corn bbq plus feta salad, flat breads and dips. Delicious eaten with fingers.
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Post by: Nick on July 28, 2019, 22:03:14 pm
Dreadful raw prawns from Tesco..must be injected with water, frying pan was just full of liquid during cooking and the prawns halved in size to rubbery lumps.
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Post by: zoony on July 29, 2019, 19:04:44 pm
A fresh fruit salad consisting of cherries, tangerine, strawberries, red grapes and Kiwi fruit.
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Post by: zoony on August 04, 2019, 20:04:07 pm
A very tasty Sunday roast. Leg of lamb, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and a bit of Yorkshire pudding.
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Post by: Nick on August 04, 2019, 21:27:51 pm
Chicken wings and pork ribs on the bbq.
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Post by: zoony on August 05, 2019, 18:40:27 pm
Sea bass fillets with sweet potato and vegetable oven fries, and some mixed vegetables.
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Post by: pdw1 on August 07, 2019, 21:06:40 pm
Eating a nice orange ice lolly at the moment :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 16, 2019, 11:33:59 am
Brought back two bottles of red from Kefalonia.  I was of the understanding that both were Kefalonian, but I think something was perhaps lost in translation (I wasn't trying to speak Greek - maybe next year) and one of them was from some other part of Greece.  

Anyway, tried a bit of that one last night; now, Greece isn't exactly famed for its wine and, to be honest, this was evidence of why and wasn't very good.  Not undrinkable, just a bit cheap and lifeless.

Hopefully the Kefalonian will be much better.
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Post by: Nick on August 17, 2019, 13:38:27 pm
Found the almost perfect pint in Montenegro for one of our members.


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Post by: zoony on August 21, 2019, 12:50:30 pm
Making my rustic spaghetti bolognese later. Using a Dolmio smoked garlic sauce with some lean mince, I add fresh garlic, a red and a green chilli, some sliced baby plum tomatoes and some sliced chestnut mushrooms. Served with wholemeal spaghetti.
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Post by: Nick on August 21, 2019, 16:59:59 pm
Sounds nice Zoony. I usually use the same sauce but recently have found the jar sauces too sweet. Now i just use a bit of sundried tomato paste and a tin of chopped toms or passata, plus lots of garlic!!
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Post by: zoony on August 22, 2019, 15:33:24 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 21, 2019, 16:59:59 pmSounds nice Zoony. I usually use the same sauce but recently have found the jar sauces too sweet. Now i just use a bit of sundried tomato paste and a tin of chopped toms or passata, plus lots of garlic!!
It was nice mate, and when I was making it I noticed that it was actually a Lloyd Grossman sauce, which I find are usually the tastiest.
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Post by: zoony on August 25, 2019, 11:55:51 am
Just had grilled pilchards on toast for my break at work.
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Post by: Bisto on August 25, 2019, 13:44:14 pm
UFO - Strangers in the night Japanese pressing 1979
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Post by: DavidL on August 25, 2019, 17:31:24 pm
Quote from: Bisto on August 25, 2019, 13:44:14 pmUFO - Strangers in the night Japanese pressing 1979
Play it...don't eat it!!  ;D
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Post by: zoony on August 26, 2019, 09:44:19 am
Quote from: Bisto on August 25, 2019, 13:44:14 pmUFO - Strangers in the night Japanese pressing 1979
Lol, not the first one to post in the wrong thread mate 😉.
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Post by: Bisto on August 26, 2019, 14:47:23 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 26, 2019, 09:44:19 amLol, not the first one to post in the wrong thread mate 😉.
How do you know I didn't eat it?😬
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Post by: zoony on August 27, 2019, 04:10:32 am
Quote from: Bisto on August 26, 2019, 14:47:23 pmHow do you know I didn't eat it?😬
Well there is that I suppose!
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Post by: Straight Shooter on August 27, 2019, 08:16:06 am
Quote from: zoony on August 27, 2019, 04:10:32 amWell there is that I suppose!
He maybe ate it with a Cherry on the top...... 😉
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Post by: Bisto on August 27, 2019, 10:44:08 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on August 27, 2019, 08:16:06 amHe maybe ate it with a Cherry on the top...... 😉

I did...with the lights out😬😉
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Post by: Straight Shooter on August 27, 2019, 13:42:24 pm
Quote from: Bisto on August 27, 2019, 10:44:08 amI did...with the lights out😬😉
Alone again, or...
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Post by: Bisto on August 27, 2019, 20:03:54 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on August 27, 2019, 13:42:24 pmAlone again, or...
This kids...a fool in love
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Post by: Bisto on August 27, 2019, 20:06:51 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on August 27, 2019, 13:42:24 pmAlone again, or...
This kids...a fool in love
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Post by: Straight Shooter on August 28, 2019, 13:28:10 pm
Post builder :P ;D
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 28, 2019, 23:19:49 pm
Good old bangers and mash with lashings of gravy. 😬👌🏻
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Post by: zoony on August 29, 2019, 15:47:24 pm
I'm patiently waiting for Simmers latest review of fine dining that he put on FB yesterday.
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Post by: zoony on August 29, 2019, 15:48:28 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 28, 2019, 23:19:49 pmGood old bangers and mash with lashings of gravy. 😬👌🏻
Haven't had a sausage since my heart attack mate, along with several other things that I used to eat regularly.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 30, 2019, 00:56:04 am
Quote from: zoony on August 29, 2019, 15:48:28 pmHaven't had a sausage since my heart attack mate, along with several other things that I used to eat regularly.

And you're much better off for it, Rob. :)

Got to say my evening meal is usually something a bit more "Mediterranean", so anything traditionally "British" is a bit of a treat..! 😬😉
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Post by: zoony on August 31, 2019, 20:29:28 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 30, 2019, 00:56:04 amAnd you're much better off for it, Rob. :)

Got to say my evening meal is usually something a bit more "Mediterranean", so anything traditionally "British" is a bit of a treat..! 😬😉
Not long had my weekly treat mate, a taste of the orient 😉.
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Post by: The Letter R on September 04, 2019, 09:06:28 am
My first attempt at making Ginger Nut biscuits at the weekend.
Result - my maths to covert gas heat to electric was a little off so they cooked quicker than expected and were subsequently a little over-done on their bases, still OK to eat though. I think I also need to up the ginger dose to the recipe as not enough ginger "punch" for me.
All in all a good first effort even though I say so myself.
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Post by: zoony on September 06, 2019, 12:49:57 pm
Cheddar, plum tomato and spring onion on fresh cut seeded granary bread.
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 06, 2019, 20:47:14 pm
Chicken Kiev - marvellous.
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Post by: zoony on September 16, 2019, 15:20:56 pm
Sweet chilli flavoured chicken breast slices on seeded rolls with piccali.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: Matt2112 on September 16, 2019, 22:58:50 pm
Fajitas. Nice Monday night stodge. :)
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Post by: Nick on September 17, 2019, 00:03:39 am
Box of sushi from Marks and Spencer. Always feels healthy.
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 18, 2019, 22:57:40 pm
Shepherd's pie with garlic bread. 

("Garlic bread??! Garlic?? And bread??!" Etc) :)
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Post by: The Letter R on September 20, 2019, 14:41:05 pm
Had deep fried Kale whilst on holiday in Devon last week - beautiful!! - not unlike Seaweed you get in a Chinese.
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Post by: Nick on September 21, 2019, 09:00:43 am
It's basically the same,  Chinese seaweed is not seaweed but spring greens.
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Post by: Nick on September 22, 2019, 20:29:54 pm
Chicken cacciatore.. I added garlic, Chilli, broad beans and mushrooms, served with mash embedded with spring onions and Parmesan. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chickenalocacciatore_70349
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Post by: Nick on September 29, 2019, 20:36:59 pm
First stew of the Autumn, beef, veg and dumplings with a side of kimchi. Works well together.
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Post by: zoony on September 30, 2019, 18:05:48 pm
Baked smoked haddock, sweet potato wedges and spaghetti hoops.
Title: Re: Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course
Post by: The Letter R on October 01, 2019, 09:01:52 am
Quote from: Nick on September 21, 2019, 09:00:43 amIt's basically the same,  Chinese seaweed is not seaweed but spring greens.
That explains it then :-)
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Post by: zoony on October 09, 2019, 19:13:07 pm
Just had a generous helping of the first stew of the autumn, dumplings as well. Bloody lovely 🙂.
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Post by: Nick on October 09, 2019, 19:50:41 pm
Dumplings are a very under used ingredient I think.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 09, 2019, 21:49:43 pm
Tender chicken thighs; with vegetables grown and picked by the little un's Cypriot grandma's own fair hand. Poly calo! :)
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Post by: zoony on October 14, 2019, 10:51:01 am
Had a splendid carvery yesterday at my sister in laws 60th birthday meal.
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Post by: pxr5 on October 14, 2019, 21:54:56 pm
A lovely Shepherds Pie, made by yours truly.
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Post by: Reg on October 16, 2019, 23:39:22 pm
A couple of visits to Coffee Barker in Cardiff (Castle Arcade) over the last 2 days, plus my first Vietnamese coffee this morning at Hanoi 1991 in Royal Arcade.

It was a choice between that and Uncommon Ground Roastery, also in Royal Arcade but I thought I would a bit adventurous and try the Vietnamese.

I quite enjoyed it, and treated myself to a "Phin" - the small metal filter that is used to make the coffee, to add to my ever growing coffee making kit collection.
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Post by: zoony on October 17, 2019, 23:27:20 pm
Some very nice chicken legs that I'd had soaking in my home made marinade for 2 and a half days.
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Post by: zoony on October 18, 2019, 14:55:43 pm
Looking forward to my tea tonight. Baked haddock, butternut squash slices and a green vegetable medley of broccoli, green beans and peas.
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Post by: zoony on October 18, 2019, 19:09:21 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 18, 2019, 14:55:43 pmLooking forward to my tea tonight. Baked haddock, butternut squash slices and a green vegetable medley of broccoli, green beans and peas.
And very nice it was too 🙂.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 18, 2019, 20:26:20 pm
Battered cod, chips and mushy peas. Friday comfort food. 😊
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Post by: zoony on October 19, 2019, 16:33:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 18, 2019, 20:26:20 pmBattered cod, chips and mushy peas. Friday comfort food. 😊
Sometimes just nothing else will do mate 🙂.
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Post by: Nick on October 19, 2019, 20:59:27 pm
Moules mariniere.. with crusty bread and white wine. Such an easy and quick meal to make.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 20, 2019, 18:42:37 pm
Pulled pork, roast potatoes, broccoli and carrots, followed by a sticky toffee pudding with (naughty, naughty) double cream.

Divine.

But the training regime starts again tomorrow. 😏
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Post by: Reg on October 21, 2019, 22:30:18 pm
I made a rather spiffing Pear and Ginger Crumble a little while back. With custard.
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Post by: zoony on October 22, 2019, 00:20:53 am
Quote from: Reg on October 21, 2019, 22:30:18 pmI made a rather spiffing Pear and Ginger Crumble a little while back. With custard.
I love pear and ginger, but I've been avoiding all puddings, sweets, cake, custard etc since my heart attack. Have to admit that the cravings are still there though! I know what's best for me in the long run though.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 22, 2019, 00:46:05 am
Having to prepare mine and the little un's evening meals meself this week.

So there will be nothing worth reporting.  :D
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Post by: zoony on October 25, 2019, 17:16:08 pm
Baked hake, pieces of potato, chorizo, onion and peppers coated in turmeric and roasted, and some edamame beans.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 25, 2019, 20:21:51 pm
Edamame beans !?!?!?! Bloody Hell Zooners, never had you down as an Edamame bean man!

Tesco used to do a nice side dish of Edamame beans, Feta and chilli. Must see if they still do.
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Post by: Nick on October 25, 2019, 21:29:54 pm
Very nice that one.
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Post by: zoony on October 26, 2019, 11:01:35 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 25, 2019, 20:21:51 pmEdamame beans !?!?!?! Bloody Hell Zooners, never had you down as an Edamame bean man!


They were OK mate. I've noticed them a couple of times in Sainsburys recently, so thought I'd try them. Wendy didn't realise they had to be fried until she was about to put the tub in the microwave.
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Post by: zoony on November 03, 2019, 22:10:16 pm
A lovely roast pork dinner with a bit of crackling as a treat 🙂.
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Post by: zoony on November 13, 2019, 18:00:50 pm
Had a couple of quality fish cakes in breadcrumbs and filled with a spicy chilli sauce for my tea last night. Served with oven baked sweet potato, carrot and parsnip fries  and sweetcorn with peppers.
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Post by: zoony on November 17, 2019, 20:53:12 pm
Nothing simpler than cheddar and onion on seeded brown bread with some red and yellow vine tomatoes on the side.
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Post by: zoony on November 24, 2019, 21:56:00 pm
Grilled bacon on toasted seeded bread, with a tin of peeled plum tomatoes on the top.
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Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2019, 22:56:01 pm
Great dinners two days running. Last night we had teryaki sea bass fillets with spring onions and peppers on a bed of noodles. Tonight we enjoyed one of my wife's exceptional roast dinners. Loin of pork, stuffing, yorkshires and loads of veg. And tomorrow I've got bubble and squeak with cold pork and baked beans to look forward to!
#lovemygrub
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Post by: zoony on November 25, 2019, 10:42:57 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 24, 2019, 22:56:01 pmGreat dinners two days running. Last night we had teryaki sea bass fillets with spring onions and peppers on a bed of noodles. Tonight we enjoyed one of my wife's exceptional roast dinners. Loin of pork, stuffing, yorkshires and loads of veg. And tomorrow I've got bubble and squeak with cold pork and baked beans to look forward to!
#lovemygrub
Nice one mate, and coincidentally we've got a roast pork dinner on the menu for tonight, and I've got a couple of sea bass fillets for tomorrow.
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Post by: Nick on November 27, 2019, 20:18:32 pm
Gressingham duck breasts on parpadelle pasta with Lloyd Grossman Chili and tomato sauce enhanced with more Chili, garlic and a load of spinach. Not bad for a Wednesday.
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Post by: zoony on December 02, 2019, 17:19:05 pm
We've just got back from Bewdley where we sat down in the restaurant area of The Merchants fish and chip shot. Had a cracking haddock, chips and mushy peas with a few battered mushrooms. My treat for the week 🙂.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2019, 23:41:37 pm
Gammon, slowly roasted.

No, that's not a reference to left-wing echo chambers on social media, I did genuinely have this for  dinner, and jolly nice it was too. :)
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Post by: zoony on December 09, 2019, 01:25:07 am
A couple of sea bream fillets with sweet potato fries.
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Post by: zoony on December 13, 2019, 18:30:43 pm
A good old fashioned stew. Lean chunks of beef, parsnip, carrot, onion, peas, Swede and a bit of potato, finished off with the obligatory dumplings. Nothing better on a winter's evening with some bread to dip in it as well.