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I only drink G&T to ward off malaria. It seems to have worked so far.

Can't be too careful old boy.

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My favourite game bird

Plenty of meat on em very tasty very sweet

And as you illustrate no need to #### about with em

My absolute top game bird is pigeon, but finding it in the shops ain't easy. Waitrose sometimes have pigeon breasts during the winter months, but not every branch, and the shelf is often empty when I get there. Oriental City used to have them in the frozen section, but they've been closed for years now. 

 

Donald Russell do them, but ordering online and being there to take delivery is a bit of a faff.

 

Cooking pigeon breasts is quick and simple.

  • Heat oil in a hot pan.
  • Season the meat lightly with salt.
  • Fry on one side for 90 seconds.
  • Flip the breasts over, add a bit of butter and fry for another 90 seconds, basting the top of the meat with the butter.
  • Remove from the pan, wrap the breasts loosely in foil, having poured the cooking juices over them and seasoned them with pepper. Rest for a few minutes somewhere warm.

Heaven on a plate.

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I rather like a nice G&T...but then I am a RU fan so that may not come as a surprise to many.

 

Actually tell a lie, earlier this year I went to a restaurant in Cardiff that had lots of different gins and tonics and made a big deal of pairing these. We tried a few but to be honest none of them were particularly nice.

 

I will stick with my Bombay Sapphire and tesco tonic water.

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Bombay gin is nice but try the Aldi mixers, they are really good (and cheaper)

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Actually tell a lie, earlier this year I went to a restaurant in Cardiff that had lots of different gins and tonics and made a big deal of pairing these. We tried a few but to be honest none of them were particularly nice.

 

I will stick with my Bombay Sapphire and tesco tonic water.

If you can find it, try Opihr gin, which is lightly spiced. Very tasty. Pretty bottle, too. Sainsbury's own brand tonic water is pretty good, and half the price of the rather insipid Schweppes.

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Homemade sloe gin is extremely good.

As is damson gin - a Cumbrian speciality, I am told.

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Homemade sloe gin is extremely good.

Yes, tried a bottle of that as a student when a girl I was living with brought back a bottle of sloe gin her dad had made. Far too drinkable.

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Homemade sloe gin is extremely good.

Too good

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Too good

Nail on head. There are some very strong drinks that slip down entirely too easily.

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Homemade sloe gin is extremely good.

I've got some on the go at the moment.

 

As others have said, dangerously easy to drink.

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Virgin Wines delivery! Two bottles each of:

 

Finca los Principes El Rihuelo Rioja 2012
Zinification Shiraz Zinfandel 2011
Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2011
Ariki Reserva Colchagua Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Beneficio Cellar Reserve Grenache Shiral Mourvèdre 2011
Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

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Virgin Wines delivery! Two bottles each of:

 

Finca los Principes El Rihuelo Rioja 2012

Zinification Shiraz Zinfandel 2011

Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2011

Ariki Reserva Colchagua Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Beneficio Cellar Reserve Grenache Shiral Mourvèdre 2011

Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

 

I am getting daily emails from my Virgin Wine Advisor....I may have to take out a restraining order as this is getting a bit much.

 

This one is rather nice, had a case of this a while ago - Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

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I've never tried shop bought sloe gin. Can anyone recommend a good one?

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I am getting daily emails from my Virgin Wine Advisor....I may have to take out a restraining order as this is getting a bit much.

 

This one is rather nice, had a case of this a while ago - Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

You do get a fair number of email offers. This was one (a 'Double Discount' offer), but normally I make my own selections. I went for this offer because I had already tried and liked the Zinification and the Perez Cruz.

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Have boiled a gammon roll with herbs, onion and vinegar in the water.

 

Roll was £5-for-1kg  on offer at the Co-op.

 

Am eating  a salad and gammon sandwich, made in granary bread from Bert Marshall's.

 

I'd recommend it. 

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I've never tried shop bought sloe gin. Can anyone recommend a good one?

Not tried many, but Sipsmith do a Sloe Gin and a Damson Vodka, both of which are nice. I've seen their bottles in some supermarkets.

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Jeez, I wish I was still drinking

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Partridges from Lidl for tonight. Going to make hasselback potatoes with walnut & honey butter to serve with the birds.

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You do get a fair number of email offers. This was one (a 'Double Discount' offer), but normally I make my own selections. I went for this offer because I had already tried and liked the Zinification and the Perez Cruz.

 

The Gran Villa is best decanted and given a lot of time to breathe (up to 24hrs) as it really does improve and all the flavours come out. Straight out the bottle it can seem a bit bland, although it can vary a bit bottle to bottle.

 

I've had a few of the Perez Cruz offerings and they are rather nice. I've had a few emails about a white Rioja which I may get a few bottles of soon as my last case of Spanish white from Virgin was superb.

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I'm currently snowed in and am therefore attacking the emergency rations.

 

A Fray Bentos Just Steak pie for me then tonight (and tomorrow, and the day after…..).

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If you can find it, try Opihr gin, which is lightly spiced. Very tasty. Pretty bottle, too. Sainsbury's own brand tonic water is pretty good, and half the price of the rather insipid Schweppes.

Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

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Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

Pricey, mind, and some people I know find it a little too strongly-flavoured. I like it, but not all the time.

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Pricey, mind, and some people I know find it a little too strongly-flavoured. I like it, but not all the time.

 

Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

Where can you get it?

I enjoy tonic water as a drink in its own right

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