Peppers taste very much sweeter when roasted. I used a new instrument I bought to de-seed peppers; it has a cylindrical head with a serrated edge. It was only partly successful, but I finished the job with a knife. I put the pieces onto a greased baking tray, brushing each lightly on both sides with […]
I went to the Camra beer festival on Jesus Green at Cambridge intending to sample beers, as I have done for some years. I paid my £3.50 entrance, being side-tracked past the long queue because I had the exact change ready (as I have done for some years). I rented my commemorative glass for £2.50 […]
Yesterday I made la salsa ranchera. A hot salsa made with tomatoes, hot chilies with seeds, onion and garlic. Today I made guacamole. These things are so easy to make. Less than 30mins for each one. They are so much tastier and far far cheaper than any you’d buy in the supermarkets. Guacamole was simple. […]
I walked past Hotel Chocolat whilst out getting my voicemail fixed, and was very tempted to go in and buy some aids for my academic activity. However, I then noticed the prices and decided a somewhat more special occasion was required, so instead dropped by Sainsbury’s on my way back to the bus stop. In […]
It was a high protein meal, featuring smoked salmon (responsibly sourced) and crab sticks, with lemon juice squeezed over them and black pepper added. There were mushrooms, halved with their stalks and lightly cooked in oil and butter, and finally scrambled eggs a la Gordon Ramsay. It was completely delicious.
I sometimes have two starters when I’m not very hungry. I was at Chez Gerard in Cambridge, eating in their courtyard on a warm day. The snails looked good, so I ordered 6 of them. In truth, I think if mushroom strips were lightly fried and then immersed in garlic butter, they’d probably taste about […]
Another year down, and it’s time for Cambridge’s 37th Beer Festival – the second-largest beer festival in the country. For the first time in a few years, I’ve been volunteering; hence why, on Saturday and Sunday, I found myself lugging all manner of heavy things around in the baking heat! I was pleased to see […]
One of the best wines I tasted at the London International Wine and Spirits Fair. This is from the family owned and run Huarpe Bodegas Y Vinedos. I spent a while at their stand discussing the wine with one of the two brothers who operate the business: Maximiliano Hernandez Toso. He was very pleasant and […]