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Simple pleasures - food and drink - fifth course

Started by Reg, December 04, 2010, 18:20:00 PM

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December 04, 2010, 18:20:00 PM Last Edit: December 04, 2010, 21:30:05 PM by Reg
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.
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The king prawns in my main course of satay from the Chinese tonight were sublime.

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

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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.

Yorkshire puds.
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A bag of chips from the Fishery at Bolsover this afternoon,ate it whilst driving down the M1!! Lovely.
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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.

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
Mon the Jambos

My first attempt at Pea+Ham soup last night.  Fantastic.
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Egg and chips for tea.....not had it for years....really good.
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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).
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Faggots and chips with the gravy poured over the chips.

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?
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Not enough famine
Not enough suffering
Not enough natural selection


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.
Legend in my own Mind<br /><br />

Not enough war
Not enough famine
Not enough suffering
Not enough natural selection