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#761 Futtocks

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

Just bought a stovetop espresso jug, something I haven't had for a few years. I found one that was well discounted and was queuing up to pay when I spotted some (also discounted) Le Creuset espresso cups, so I ended up spending more after all. These are they, pretty much life-size. I got an orange one, so now I have four espresso cups, none of which match.

 

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#762 Wolford6

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:02 PM

Just bought a stovetop espresso jug, something I haven't had for a few years. I found one that was well discounted and was queuing up to pay when I spotted some (also discounted) Le Creuset espresso cups, so I ended up spending more after all. These are they, pretty much life-size. I got an orange one, so now I have four espresso cups, none of which match.

 

 

 

Are they enamelled cast iron?


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#763 Futtocks

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

Are they enamelled cast iron?

Ceramic, as far as I can tell. But they look good and are nice to drink from.


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#764 Wolford6

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Haute cuisine in Lancashire:

 

http://www.independe...le-9674567.html


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#765 Bearman

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

Haute cuisine in Lancashire:
 
http://www.independe...le-9674567.html


I know a curry house near there that is definitely the cats whiskers.
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

I know a curry house near there that is definitely the cats whiskers.

 

But not the dog's bo11ocks?

 

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#767 Futtocks

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

Just bought a bag of cobnuts, which I haven't had in about 20-30 years.

 

Naturally, the nutcrackers, which I remember seeing in the kitchen only the other day, have vanished into thin air. As they always do...


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#768 Futtocks

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

Oh, dear God, what have they done?


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

Just tried a bottle of Iron Maiden 'Trooper' ESB. Not bad, actually.


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#770 MattSantos

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 12:04 PM

Stumbled across a lovely meal last night with leftovers (and steak).

 

Mandolin the following bad boys;

2 Carrots

A good handful of radishes

Shallots

Celery

 

Pestle and mortar;

Chilli - no seeds i reckon (last night hurt a little)

2/3 garlic

Fresh ginger

Fish Sauce

Palm Sugar

Soy

Lea Perrins

1/2 limes

 

Mix with shredded gems and any aromatic herbs, we had mint knocking about.

 

+ 2 sirloins, rubbed with sea salt and pepper.

 

Delicious



#771 Wolford6

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 12:43 PM

New Spring Onion crisps from Seabrook.

 

Pretty anodyne.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 12:53 PM

Greenhalgh's Lamb vindaloo pie and a Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodle for lunch today. Crikey!

 

 

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#773 Futtocks

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:03 PM

I am eating here - http://london.mestizomx.com - this evening. Report to follow.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:34 PM

Home made traditional style pork sausages, two free range eggs, bread, butter with camembert to follow.

 

Weight loss not imminent.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

I called into Glocester services on the M5 the other day.
I think it's owned by Westmorland Farmers that run Tebay services on the M6.
In my experience Tebay has easily been the best services on the motorways. They specialise in local produce and it's like an upmarket farm shop.
The new Gloucester services claim that most of the produce was sourced within 30 miles of its site.
I assumed that certain products might be shipped down from the other site when I spotted "Cartmel Sticky Pudding" for sale.
On that basis I bought some Cumberland sausage which I've just had for my tea. Unfortunately I was disappointed as it wasn't anything like real Cumberland sausage.
Other than that they do have some lovely stuff albeit at quite fancy prices.
As an aside the best Cumberland sausage from outside of the Lake District area that I have found is Tesco's Finest. They seem to have a pretty traditional recipe.
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#776 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:55 PM

I called into Glocester services on the M5 the other day.
I think it's owned by Westmorland Farmers that run Tebay services on the M6.
In my experience Tebay has easily been the best services on the motorways. They specialise in local produce and it's like an upmarket farm shop.
The new Gloucester services claim that most of the produce was sourced within 30 miles of its site.
I assumed that certain products might be shipped down from the other site when I spotted "Cartmel Sticky Pudding" for sale.
On that basis I bought some Cumberland sausage which I've just had for my tea. Unfortunately I was disappointed as it wasn't anything like real Cumberland sausage.
Other than that they do have some lovely stuff albeit at quite fancy prices.
As an aside the best Cumberland sausage from outside of the Lake District area that I have found is Tesco's Finest. They seem to have a pretty traditional recipe.


Banksy you disgust me. Tesco sausages?

I'll bring you some proper sausages from Ombersley next time I take a break from touring...:
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#777 Bearman

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

Banksy you disgust me. Tesco sausages?
I'll bring you some proper sausages from Ombersley next time I take a break from touring...:

Yes I see what you mean
I'll correct that ............. I have found ARE Tesco' s Finest.
Pardon my grammar.
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#778 Futtocks

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:58 PM

I am eating here - http://london.mestizomx.com - this evening. Report to follow.

Very nice it was too.

  • Cocktail: Paloma (tequila, lime juice & grapefruit soda, in a salt-dipped mug)
  • Main course: Mole Poblano (chicken, rice and beans in a rich dark sauce - no moles were harmed)
  • Dessert: Pastel 3 Leches (layered cake made with condensed milk, evaporated milk and double cream)

Lively for a Tuesday night, no piped music but a noisy happy buzz.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:15 PM

Just tried a bottle of Iron Maiden 'Trooper' ESB. Not bad, actually.

It's more than acceptable, the cask version is pretty good too.

 

Just enjoying a bottle of Andechser Bergbock Hell. I think it's my new favourite beer.


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#780 Larry the Leit

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 10:07 PM

It's more than acceptable, the cask version is pretty good too.

Just enjoying a bottle of Andechser Bergbock Hell. I think it's my new favourite beer.


I'll have to look that one out.

I ate in a Brewers Fayre. There was no ale, and the food was disgusting.

Never again.
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