Chinese Food

For my birthday I received ‘Gok Cooks Chinese’ which is a Chinese cook book by Gok Wan. If you don’t know who Gok Wan is he does a lot of TV programmes in the UK about making women look good naked and re-vamping their wardrobes in a camp sort of way so I was a […]

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Filthy Lucre

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. It’s an oft repeated quote by Mr Micawber from the oft read book David Copperfield which I finally got round to completing last year. I find it very apt because no […]

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Booze

OK, is this too much to drink on a Sunday with a work day tomorrow? This is how it went. Big football match on television. Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester City. Spurs win 3-1; drink two 330ml bottles of San Miguel and one 660ml bottle of Peroni. C comes homevandvthe sun comes out so mix 2 […]

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Italian Food

Agnello Con Piselli Freschi – Lamb With Fresh Peas Lovely dish from Two Greedy Italians by Carluccio & Contaldo. Shoulder of lamb slow cooked with onion, garlic, celery and carrot in white wine with peas and tomatoes. And washed down with a beautiful bottle of 50 year old Barolo bought for me by my wife […]

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Chinese Food

Nonya Chicken And Lime Curry Another fib, it’s actually from the Singapore and Malaysia chapter of my Essential Asian Cookbook. Very tasty this but could have used a couple more chillies (the recipe said 6, we only had 2). Firstly I made a paste out of garlic, chilli, an onion, lemongrass, galangal and turmeric; fried […]

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On becoming 50

On 15th April 1963 I emerged into the world by the hand of nurse Murray in the Parish of Keyworth in the house where my parents still live today on Laurel Avenue, Nottinghamshire. Dr Annesley pronounced me a boy and the boy is now me fifty years on. Well, at the time of writing, 50 […]

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