Posts by: cappy

My night of singledom

On January 26, 2011 By

The cats away and mice might play so they say.

I was really looking forward to tonight meal. Matthew is out and despite the treacherous task of bathing and getting two toddlers to sleep AFTER play school, gymnastics, soft play, dinner, games, fighting, more games, more fighting….I decided to make an effort, treat myself, and […]

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Zen Salad

On January 25, 2011 By

Alfalfa Salad, Jamie Oliver, 30 MINUTE MEALS, pg 148

This is a quick and easy salad made up of alfalfa sprouts, avocado, mint, cress and lemon juice. Crisp breads are crumbed over the top for added texture.

It a fresh earth tasting salad which is made more interesting by the addition of avocado which makes […]

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Thai Mussels

On January 25, 2011 By

 Wok Fried Fragrant Mussels, Jamie Oliver, THE RETURN OF THE NAKED CHEF, PG 154

This is another easy peasy dish by Mr Oliver. Its basically Thai style mussels that, other than the simple preparation, takes around 5 minutes from turning on the hob to the table.

The base is a combination of garlic, lemon grass […]

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Irish Soup Day

On January 24, 2011 By

 Yellow Broth, 400 BEST EVER SOUPS, edited by Anne Sheasby

I decided to make the uninterestingly titled “Yellow Broth” today mainly for reasons of increasing worry about a “feeling” that my girth is widening. I decided to step on the scales ( not done since November) – not bad news actually but more […]

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 Week 4 , January 24th- January 30th

I have some ocaasions this week so have decided to mix a randomly toddler chosen list with some self chosen selected new dishes. It’s Matthews birthday and he has made a few requests and as we have a rule in our house that birthday boys and […]

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Sunday Roast

On January 23, 2011 By

Incredible Roast Shoulder of lamb with smashed vegetables Jamie Oliver, Jamie at Home, pg 49

I never do a traditional Sunday Roast as there are always too many lefovers to contemplate especially with only two tiny bellies and two larger ones to feed and also I find them all a bit “samey”.  I invited Gabi and family […]

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A Mediterranean feast

On January 22, 2011 By

Stuffed Cypriot Chicken, Pan fried Broccoli and Vine tomatoes (Asparagus is not in season) Cabbage Salad, and St Clements Drink

My mum and cousin visited so I had a great opportunity to try a menu of dishes without risking the fattening effect of a leftover breakfast on Sunday. This menu was simple and I […]

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Sausage Casserole/Cassoulet

On January 21, 2011 By

Today my waistline is really bothering me so I miss breakfast and lunch, with occasional “picking” trip to the cracker bread bin and fruit bowl.

 Today I adapted Jamie Oliver’s “ Kinda Sausage Cassoulet” from his “30 minute meal” recipe book. I improvised on  this recipe as I had some leftovers and I know […]

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Limoncello

On January 21, 2011 By

 It was my turn to babysit tonight, and on their return from an excited child free trip to Ikea, Gabis husband Burtie forced me to try Limoncello for the first time.

 This is a lemon liqueur made only from the zest of lemons mixed and steeped with a pure grain alcohol mixed with a sugar […]

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Sushi Night

On January 20, 2011 By

Its baby sitting swap night so we decided to go for Sushi/Japanese food. I’m slightly relieved to be honest to have the break from cooking and I feeling dejected as I’m convinced I’m developing a paunch of some description. I would like to blame the remnants of monthly water retention but I think I’m beyond […]

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