• 26Oct

    *Chick peas

    *new potatoes chopped up

    *a tin of chopped tomatoes

    *an onion chopped

    *garlic crushed

    *ginger bruised

    *very lazy chilli

    *teaspoon of turmeric.

    Fry up the turmeric and onion in hot oil, add the chillis, ginger and garlic and then the other ingredients bring to a simmer and serve with rice or naan bread or chipati.

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  • 19Oct

    Table layout

    I love dressing the table for events and am fortunate that we were given lovely Slate place matts and serving matts along with coasters for our engagement and wedding and even extra for my birthday!

    I thought that the black slate worked well with the red table cloth and the purple fluted glassed. I also used my metal butterfly napkin rings which I was given for christmas a few years ago – I only have four of these so they are limited to which meals they can come out at. They orginally came from Monsoon and are my favourite napkin rings :)

    The napkins are a baige with red/orange stripe on them – I think that I need to find other napkins to go with this table cloth (other than the green holly christmas ones!) but they are passable.

    Purple glass

    I love these glasses they came from TK Max in Romford and they were bought for our wedding dinner!

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  • 12Oct

    Sweet and sour chicken

    This was really very cheating but was nice a quick – I put the rice cooker on and then took some pre-cooked strips of chicken, a jar of slightly more expensive sweet and sour source that had onoin and pinapple in it and opened a tin of carrot slices, drained them and bunged the whole lot in a wok once the rice cooker switched to the warm setting. It was a nice easy meal with about 5 minutes preperation time which is why I thought I’d share it with you.

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  • 05Oct

    FISH.–Barbel, brill, cod, crabs, eels, flounders, gudgeons, haddocks, lobsters, mullet, oysters, plaice, prawns, skate, soles, tench, turbot, whiting.

    MEAT.–Beef, mutton, pork, veal, venison.

    POULTRY.–Chickens, fowls, geese, larks, pigeons, pullets, rabbits, teal, turkeys, widgeons, wild ducks.

    GAME.–Blackcock, grouse, hares, partridges, pheasants, snipes, woodcocks, doe venison.

    I assume doe venison is female deer.

    VEGETABLES.–Artichokes, beets, cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots, celery, lettuces, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sprouts, tomatoes, turnips, vegetable marrows,–various herbs.

    FRUIT.–Apples, black and white bullaces, damsons, figs, filberts, grapes, pears, quinces, walnuts.

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