Category Archives: June 2014

Introducing Mr Vladimir Von Beaverhausen (Vlad for short)

Also introducing, the former partner of Mr Vladimir Von Beaverhausen, Long John,  and his current partner Vladi.

So we’re in the pantry at the shack, I don’t recall whether it was for an ‘occasion’ although that is a distinct possibility.

Someone has had the fabulous idea to make some ravioli stuffed with various fillings as part of a grand feast. I have now completely lost track of what else we made, because the pasta making was something of an epic. Continue reading Introducing Mr Vladimir Von Beaverhausen (Vlad for short)

Here comes the Sun… and I say, it’s alright doo dooden doo

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In spite of the fact that this June has begun with rainy days, I still enjoy the prospect of getting outside to the BBQ at this time of year. In early summer, we always seem to crave those bright flavours. Continue reading Here comes the Sun… and I say, it’s alright doo dooden doo

M’hat M’Curry

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Wednesday was the new Thursday this week. Why not totally spank my health regime with a trip to a Kennington Institution – Ghandi’s.

Rocket is away to Scotland tomorrow so we are out on a Wednesday – this will cause a great deal of confusion for me at 6am tomorrow when the alarm goes off and I get up and stagger around with one leg in my knickers and one eye stuck shut. Back to the tale… Continue reading M’hat M’Curry

Simple feast for 10 – it’s not ‘Rocket’ Science…

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I’m in the midst of a theme of wanting to eat more veg, as a bit of carb junky I need this and the early summer is a great opportunity to do that.

As part of a lunch on Sunday, we were really keen to spend time chatting to our friends and not slaving in the kitchen so  we did a few different platters. This makes a change and takes away a bit of an issue in terms of making exact portions – it allows me to cater to a range of dietary requirements, as people can just help themselves. It also means we used some creativity and prep but also a few cheats for speed. Continue reading Simple feast for 10 – it’s not ‘Rocket’ Science…

Broad beans and friends for lunch…the beans were nice but the friends were a bit chewy.

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Friends for lunch today!

Seemed like an opportunity to diversify from the roast dinner. High hopes of a warm day and the desire not to spend time in the kitchen instead of chatting to everyone led to  a few ‘prepare in advance dishes’: Continue reading Broad beans and friends for lunch…the beans were nice but the friends were a bit chewy.