Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jamaican curried snapper

Last time I cooked snapper I tried to pan-fry it. It was a disaster. The fillets weren’t cooked inside but the outside was overcooked. Since I’m in a bit of a ‘slow & low’ phase, I thought I would give … Continue reading

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Jerk goat shoulder

We were given a goat shoulder bought from am organic goat farm in Dorset. I marinaded it in a decent jerk seasoning mix for 1.5 hours at room temperature, then baked in the small oven with the dial at 100 … Continue reading

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Lentil curry

I adapt Atul Kochar’s black lentil sauce recipe. He calls it a sauce but you can eat it as a curry. It’s worth making twice as much and freezing it. The herb pulao is good too. Ingredients: 200g red or … Continue reading

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Lucy

Apparently the best place in the bungalow to have a nap is on the doormat by the front door:

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Tomato sauce for pasta

I’m trying to perfect the recipe for tomato sauce for pasta. I’ve started by adapting one I found online. Ingredients: 2 onions or 8 shallots (sweeter), finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 4 fat cloves … Continue reading

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The Universe Inside You

This is a great little book which came to my attention through Kindle Daily Deal. It’s science administered to the reader in an entertaining and easily digestible fashion. Packed with facts and food for thought, I’d thoroughly recommend it. (39th … Continue reading

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Enduring Love

This is a very strange tale. Throughout I felt uncomfortable and even more so after reading the letter in the appendix at the end. I suppose I should have expected it; this is classic McEwan: disturbing, well written, well researched … Continue reading

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Norway Day 7

Friday 14th September We spent today in Bergen chilling out. It was wet. We saw a group of pigeons crouched in the street, getting soaked, all facing the same direction. It was very strange, like some kind of bird performance … Continue reading

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Norway Day 6

Thursday 13th September We did the Hardanger in a Nutshell day trip today. The first leg of the journey was by train from Bergen to Voss, which is a very pretty place. Sadly I didn’t take my own photos so … Continue reading

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Norway Day 5

Wednesday 12th September We spent the night on the coastal ferry in a small but well-equipped cabin. The movement of the boat awoke me several times during the night so I wasn’t well-rested in the morning, but what sights we … Continue reading

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