Monday, April 06, 2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

#642 Red Cabbage & Apple Sauerkraut.

My Red Cabbage & Apple Sauerkraut.
Apparently we have to wait three weeks for it to ferment.
(it’s not doing much at the moment).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

#641 Javi

Our neighbour, Javi, from next door,
and that's where we like him. ;- )


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

#637 Thai Fish Curry

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Eating time: . . . . . . . . . .

Monday, February 02, 2015

#636 New Bars

Even wizzier with new drop bars.
My single-speed bike for commuting between home and swimming pool.
(or doing the shopping).


Monday, January 19, 2015

#635 Lamb Koftas, Tzatziki and Coriander & Lime Pesto






















For two people:
200 - 300g  minced lamb

small onion, grated
small piece fresh ginger, grated
handful fresh coriander, chopped finely
handful fresh mint, chopped finely


some red chill
 powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp  ground coriander

One free range egg

Method
Mix everything together, mold into burgers, refrigerate.

Cook
Optional dust with flour or better still Gram flour
Fry couple of minutes each side
Then put frying pan in 200c oven for 12 minutes or so
Done.

Serve with:
Tzatziki 
Diced cucumber and mint in Greek yogurt.
+
Coriander & Lime Pesto
60 g toasted pine nuts

30 g fresh coriander including stalks

spring onion, chopped roughly

clove garlic

about 120 ml extra virgin olive oil

One lime zested and juiced

zest of lemon (optional)

Blend it all with a stick blender .


Coriander & Lime Pesto

Ingredients

60 g pine nuts
30 g coriander, discard hard stalks
1 spring onions, chopped roughly
1 small clove garlic
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 small limes zested and squeezed
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf

Coriander & Lime Pesto

Ingredients

60 g pine nuts
30 g coriander, discard hard stalks
1 spring onions, chopped roughly
1 small clove garlic
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 small limes zested and squeezed
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf

Coriander & Lime Pesto

Ingredients

60 g pine nuts
30 g coriander, discard hard stalks
1 spring onions, chopped roughly
1 small clove garlic
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 small limes zested and squeezed
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf

Coriander & Lime Pesto

Ingredients

60 g pine nuts
30 g coriander, discard hard stalks
1 spring onions, chopped roughly
1 small clove garlic
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 small limes zested and squeezed
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf

Coriander & Lime Pesto

Ingredients

60 g pine nuts
30 g coriander, discard hard stalks
1 spring onions, chopped roughly
1 small clove garlic
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 small limes zested and squeezed
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf
500 g lamb mince
1 small onion, finely diced and fried till translucent
handful coriander leaves, chopped finely
1-2 large red chill chopped finely
1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
1 t ground cumin
1 t ground coriander powder
4 T dried breadcrumbs
1 large free range egg
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf
500 g lamb mince
1 small onion, finely diced and fried till translucent
handful coriander leaves, chopped finely
1-2 large red chill chopped finely
1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
1 t ground cumin
1 t ground coriander powder
4 T dried breadcrumbs
1 large free range egg
salt, to taste
- See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/indian-lamb-koftas-for-summer-feasting/#sthash.7WOYl534.dpuf

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

#627 Belgium

We went to Ghent:
We visited SMAK the museum of modern art
We watched Day 4 of the Ghent Six Day bike race.

Short video of one of the events where the riders are each paced by a Derny motor bike. It's the last few laps and Mark Cavendish is 4th but can't get through to win, so he's waving his arms in disgust, at 60 kph! 







video

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

#624 Canon D

I’ve got a new (secondhand) camera,
a Canon EOS1 DllN to replace my old EOS1 film camera.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#622 Ghent Six Day

We've got tickets for the Friday of the Ghent Six Day in Belgium.

(It's a cycle race in a velodrome that lasts six day, they don't race all day and all night (they used to year's ago) now it's *just* an evening session each day).


















Now a bonus, Mark Cavendish is down to ride!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#618 Dinner

My friends are late for dinner.
The Gaspacho's going to get cold!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

#614.2 Central Saint Martins

At Central Saint Martins for a week's course 100 Drawing Projects.

1st day had to draw a paint brush with the wrong end of (another) brush and my chair using a chair! (dipping the leg in a pot of ink).




Can you spot the Selfie? clue: it's not the goat.

Bye Bye traveling Underground (phew) 

#613 Paris




































From Amsterdam to London via Paris.
Looked at various arty stuff; including a visit to one of France’s Ancient Monuments, the Panthéon which is being refurbished. While the work goes on an artist called JR has covered the place with giant photos of modern day people. Much nicer, in my opinion, than looking at paintings of old Romans in unfashionable togas.

Snapped another Selfie.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#612 Bali 5.2

Bye Bye Bali























My last night with my Bali mates; Jamie & Wendy, Snowy, Dom (but no Yanin or Nina).

I cooked a Chilli and then made a Cardamon Panna Cotta for desert.
A big thanks for looking after me. x























To-day’s Kitchen Tip for Busy Cooks.
How to extract the meat from a fresh coconut.
Scrape it out with an old Bintang Beer bottle top.
(Only drawback is, you have to open a bottle first to get the top).



















++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dom gave me a mixed bag of lovely, fragrant, Balinese spices, I’m going to use some of them to make a Chilli Con Carne.

So I went to the Butcher’s Stall:
I didn’t buy the intestines- I didn’t buy the big gnarly bone.
You *might* be surprised to hear that the beef I did buy was excellent.
Start cooking!