Friday, November 29, 2013

#563 "Chinese" Chicken & Pineapple

This is a recipe that we have been using for the last 40+ years.
It came from the Len Deighton's Action Cook Book.

Some cooked chicken
Small tin of Pineapple chunks
Any type of Onion roughly chopped
Finely cut or minced fresh Ginger, Garlic, Chilli

Sauce (in tablespoons):
2 heaped Dark Brown Sugar
2 Sarson's Malt Vinegar (or other)
1 Kikkoman Soya Sauce (or other)
Half tablespoon Maize Starch.
Liquid from the tin of Pineapple

Oil for frying, preferably Coconut Oil.

Fry onions till transparent, add Ginger, Garlic and Chilli and fry 2 minutes more.
Add sauce and cook on low heat, keep stirring until the starch is properly cooked and the sauce has become thick.

Add cooked Chicken bring up to temperature then add Pineapple.
If the sauce is too thick for your liking add some water or juice.

Can be served with noodles or rice.
Can be garnished with Coriander or Mint.
That's it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

#562 More Fat Please

Stopped by the Guardia Civil for riding a bike and laughing at the same time  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

#561 eBay

Bought in 1987 and for sale in 2013. My very old Campagnolo Delta brakes are now under the hammer on eBay.  Sold €177.

Bought a year later in 1988 my Jean Paul Gaultier suit is also up for bidding. Reserved at US$50 it's a bit of a long shot, but still . . . .

A few years ago I sold a Campagnolo Disc back wheel on eBay for US$710 it was a very rare and sort after item and luckily for me two bidders went head to head for it - which was nice :-)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#560 Granola

Jay's Dad's Granola now being made by Jay in Amsterdam from the same family recipe that we've had since 1969 when we were goat-keeping hippies.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

#559 I've got a New Bike.

I've got a new bike, it's for riding up and down the beach.
It's got 4" tyres and quite heavy at nearly 16kg,
but our beach is flat so shouldn't be too much of a problem.

On-One Fatty.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

#558 Very Old Vinyl

I *could* play my old vinyl but it's easier to call up Spotify or even YouTube - you don't have to get up and turn the LP over (although having free Spotify I have to mute the ads between each track).

Love - Forever Changes

Terry Riley - Rainbow in Curved Air

Swingle Singers & the MJQ - Place Vendôme

Sunday, November 03, 2013

#557 Red to Green

My touring bike resprayed.

Vicente with his Spray Gun.