|Monday, March 6th, 2006|
|I am back
I have not been on this for a while as I have been so cold I have not dared to get out from under the duvet. Fear not though, I have not been a lazy walrus, I have been concocting some exciting new recipes. Here is the first in a series. Enjoy.
Colin's Exotic Recipes no.1
Special Blueberry Stew
A hunk of lard
3 Pints of orange juice (from concentrate)
A dash of nutmeg
2 pots of Cornflour
1 tube of Kiwi puree
3 teaspoons Hendersons relish
Pack of streaky bacon
Melt the lard in a large pan.
Fry blueberries until mushy
Add the orange juice and simmer for 20 minutes
Add the nutmeg, kiwi puree, cornflour
Mix in streaky bacon roughly chopped
Cook at gas mark 6 for 3 hours
Stir in hendersons relish
Cook for another 20 minutes
Serve with egg fried rice. Current Mood: accomplished
|Friday, January 13th, 2006|
I don't recommend putting sardines in a rhubarb crumble... Current Mood: BellyAche
|Monday, December 12th, 2005|
My pickled eggs have gone moldy. I may still eat them.scummoth
says if I behave pleasantly in the next week I can go to offbeat on Friday. I will try to be good.
I only have 35p so I can't get anyone a Christmas present but people can have a hug and/or brush my mustache if they wish. Current Mood: ditzy
|Thursday, November 17th, 2005|
I love the tasty treats the Christmas time brings, being an old fashioned sort I do all my own cooking. I have made my Christmas cake and buried it in the garden, hung my mince pies on the oak tree and put my eggs in treacle to pickle. What else do I need to do? Current Mood: accomplished
|Saturday, October 29th, 2005|
Sometimes I get very lonely. Current Mood: scared
|Sunday, October 9th, 2005|
I have been listening to more music recently, I am especially enjoying Half Man Half Biscuit.
On a sadder note note Jacques and I are not getting on terribly well. I think America did no favours to his temperament. Current Mood: disappointed
|Friday, September 23rd, 2005|
LJ Interests meme results
I like to relax and there is no better time to do it than at bedtime.
- cheese and onion:
A flavour of crisps I get on well with. I cant stand salt and vinegar.
- dog shoes:
Dogs with shoes eh?
I find a well cooked flan a wonderful treat. They are also a 70s classic food.
- health food:
Nuts and berries and healthy stuff does my gut alot of good.
Was a classic quiz.
Pens come in many shapes and sizes...how many can you spot?
OH :D the mother all berries. Delicious and versatile.
- the smiths:
I like Morrissey's tone.
Well one must look out for their own species.
Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list. Current Mood: curious
|Monday, August 29th, 2005|
Today was spent lazing around and grooming my mustache. Not an exciting task, but a necessary one for a walrus such as my self.scummoth
stays up too late and I cant get to sleep at a decent time anymore.
I don't half fancy a large cod and chips. Current Mood: hungry
|Wednesday, August 24th, 2005|
My brother Jacques has arrived form Colorado! He seems a little subdued which I am sure is because of his flight over in a box. He has grown much larger than I remember him, There must be good grub in Colorado. All I ever see him eat is lollipops, salad and of course saskatoons.
Here we are... Current Mood: bouncy
|Monday, August 15th, 2005|
Somebody has my brother Jacques
Oh dear. Whatever can be done? Current Mood: confused
|Saturday, August 13th, 2005|
|A Note about Legumes..
I know I must seem terribly obsessed with filling my own gut but I wish to make a few reflections about legumes. I believe the lima
are the most succulent of all legumes and go stunningly with a crab paste. I have heard it is a favorite of MR. Billy Corgan.
However one must not live by legumes alone for it would be achingly dull.
I feel rather upset today. Current Mood: discontent
|Thursday, August 4th, 2005|
brought home a fantastic book entitled Food For Free
. A small synopsis follows; A guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered in the wild in Britain, this book explores the history and folklore of the foods as well as explaining how we identify them and the best ways to cook and eat them.
Not only does it have information on such delicacies as Bullace, sand leek, rock tripe and bitter vetch, it has a wonderful piece about the mighty Medlar.
What did such a wondrous book cost I hear you cry... well the bargaintastic price of 50p I bellow back.
Lately I have been having some gastric problems, maybe it is all the bitter berries I chomp so freely. Current Mood: grateful
|Monday, June 27th, 2005|
|A note about fruits...
As many of you know I am a big fruit fan, the more exotic and mysterious the better. Some people may wish to know about two of my most recent favorite fruits, the quince and the medlar.
Betty Falk's seminal book The Beginners Cookery Book
gives colorful descriptions of these fine fruits.
Quncies - Look a bit like golden pears. Some people like them stewed, but they have a rather floury texture. One, cut up with the apples, is good in a apple pie. They make quite a pleasant jam, and a superb jelly which you can eat with meat like redcurrant jelly, or on bread and butter.
Medlar - They look like tiny, leathery brown apples, with a crown of dried spiky sepals. You don't eat them until they are 'bletted', that is mushy (some people call it 'rotten'). A few connoisseurs dote on them; but most people find them rather horrid.
Well I must be Colin the connoisseur, because I find them toothsome. Alas, she does not give her opinion on the saskatoon.
RIP Richard Whiteley. Current Mood: sad
|Saturday, June 18th, 2005|
I don't like vodka, it tastes of pickled wee. Current Mood: irritated
|Saturday, June 11th, 2005|
After waking up from my mid evening nap yesterday i felt a little uneasy. Shortly afterwards I was introduced to a massive walrus that scummoth
had rescued from a fair. He is a hulking, somber gent who seems content to sit and think his long thoughts. I think I shall leave him be just in case he turns though. Current Mood: anxious
|Wednesday, June 8th, 2005|
|Morning Has Broken
The last 2 weeks have been exciting! I have been to 2 birthday parties.
It is nice to have fun with friends. I managed to find a new hobby, yoghurt making! I accidentally sat on the kit and broke it though :( Current Mood: busy
|Thursday, May 26th, 2005|
I am feeling a bored and lonely in the daytime when no one is home. I think I should get a new hobby, but what? I tried to take up badger watching but I looked for 3 days and could not see any. Current Mood: disappointed
|Friday, May 20th, 2005|
Unfortunately I have not got on Countdown, it is a shame but there is always Mastermind.
Here is a wonderful recipe site including many delicious saskatoon recipes. http://www.albertafruit.com/html/chef_s_corner.html
. So tasty.
On a different note why do so many popular American sitcoms include screeching and screaming by the "audience"? It is rather trying on the ears. Current Mood: cheerful
|Tuesday, May 10th, 2005|
|Monday, May 9th, 2005|
My belly hurts I ate to much Saskatoon and cinnamon flan. Silly me. Current Mood: recumbent