Well, we’re two weeks into the Lockdown, and we’re still more or less healthy. At least, no signs of COVID-19, which right now is the most important thing. There is a lot of frustration though, with the inability to find essentials like flour for baking; there’s not been a bag in any of our local supermarkets in a month.(more…)
Category: Food and Drink
Around the end of last year, Louise decided she wanted to learn about home brewing. Partly to see what can be done and partly to save money… (more…)
So breakfast today and was a toasted muffin (English, or as I prefer Socialist, un-American) cut in half, one half buttered with a rasher of grilled bacon, and the other with some softened Bavarian smoked cheese, then topped with an egg poached with Encona hot chilli sauce, then mayonnaise and a liberal dose of fresh ground black pepper.
Served with a big mug of Kenyan coffee from the Aeropress, and similar of Kenyan tea for the Loufing.
There would be pictures, but for some reason, it disappeared rather quickly.
… and it was.
So, this weekend, we will have a houseful! Due to a misunderstanding, we have two guests this weekend where we were expecting just one. The other was meant to be next week, and so I’ve been rushing around trying to organise the flat to accommodate them. (more…)
Week one of my release. It’s Friday and I thought a feast was in order. Nothing too expensive but tasty… And so I decided on tuna. We got a couple of thick juicy steaks, an Italian style salad and some chips (that’s French fried potato to the yanks, not crisps) and while Louise kindly cooked the fish for about 4 minutes, I opened a bottle of Prosecco.
We followed this with mince pies (not allowed by law in England at Christmas) and some apple wood smoked cheddar. There’s some Sauvignon Blanc to finish off… Yum!
The cool down sucks. Last evening I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was met in the hospital by Emma Rome and Louise Newberry, and we went to the local pub for a beer and some food. After a quite tasty meal, we headed off home, with Louise accompanying me. (more…)
An early start today as it’s Hat day and there are several people I may be meeting here through the day. I came down on a too hot Overground train and got in just before the Auction and have set up in the usual place!