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Cereal Club – Porridge doesn’t have to be boring

23 Nov

On the subject of porridge I am utterly ignorant, I have only recently been enlightened that porridge enthusiast do actually exist. How on earth could anyone be enthusiastic about a food stuff so utterly lacking in variety of flavour and texture was my initial reaction. The only plausible reason I could think of for putting yourself through the arduous process of cooking and eating the grey goop was in penance for some terrible act you had once committed. I apologise for my philistinism for I now know that eating porridge is more than a facet of one’s daily pilgrimage. I could easily blame Tony the Tiger or Coco Monkey for my lifelong distrust and abstinence of porridge because if their cereals hadn’t tasted so good I might have been more inclined to try something new once in a while. If it’s not broken don’t fix it was a cliché I firmly lived by when choosing what to eat for breakfast and if there wasn’t a colourful character on the box it wasn’t to be trusted in my eyes. Continue reading

Spiced Apple Cake

4 Nov

I think I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I miss slow cooked beef and ale stew, spicy chili, blueberry pancakes with butter and syrup, belgian waffles, hot chocolate with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows, bacon sausage and eggs for breakfast, meatballs in marinara sauce, cheesy lasagne, steak and kidney pie, ox tail casserole, hot meat sandwiches, pork and apple pasties, warm apple pie, toasty cinnamon rolls washed down with a salted caramel and nutmeg mocha, french onion soup, braised lamb shanks, pan fried pigeon, sticky toffee pudding, roast chicken, baked potatoes with sour cream, cheese and chives, rhubarb crumble, and the list goes on. In fairness I don’t recall complaining too profusely while glugging down ice cold beer and scoffing barbecued bugers and sausages on warm summer nights. Either way I’m happy winter is here and all the food that comes with it. Continue reading

Adobo Seasoned Chicken

14 Oct

Chicken is somewhat of an enigma. Bland, dry, flavourless, are all common adjectives used to describe chicken. Chef’s aren’t huge fans of it, classing it as a pretty mundane meat and people don’t like ordering it in restaurants because it’s a boring choice. So if all this is true then why do we eat more of it than any other meat in the world? Sure price has fallen drastically in recent years due to battery farming making it available to most but then again off-cuts of beef and pork, mutton, and offal are still just as cheap but remain unpopular. Continue reading