Cheaters never prosper

Food

Last night we made it home from London and knowing I would be zonked I decided to do a very rare thing for my household….. I ordered ready made food! 😱

This tapas selection came from Tesco and despite it offering a tasty and varied sounding selection, it was wholly disappointing. Everything tasted pretty much the same and has this underlying synthetic taste.

The best part was the ciabatta which I personally toasted and drizzled with truffle oil and fig balsamic.

Lesson learnt, cheaters never prosper.


*Dont be fooled by its alluring look! 

New Years menu spectacular!

Christmas, Cook book, Food, Food general, Foodie, Kitchen

Well we were a little boring this year and decided we couldn’t be bothered to face going out for New Years Eve…..so I cooked!

I spent a great afternoon in the kitchen, dancing around and singing along to my live lounge albums and then a great night eating!!!!! πŸ˜„

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I wasn’t alone though, I had Gray assisting in cleaning any bits that I dropped on the floor….

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We decided rather than a full sit down meal we wanted “picky bits” and so I made a selection of tasty treats.

I started with a syllabub (which we didn’t get round to eating so I will have it today! ☺️). This was from my new tapas cook book and was an easy short cut version.

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Then I continued with the tapas book and put together this Spanish meet ball dish. This was quite a long process but time wasn’t an issue and so I made my way through it and the end result was great. The sauce was thick and spicy and the meet balls were juicy and flavorful!

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Then on to the hallumi kebabs! I love this cheese, salty and squeaky. They were marinated in an aromatic spice mix which really raised the taste to another level, delish! Plus I also made the tapenade accompaniment.

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Alongside all this I added a prawn, mango and acacias salad plus a traditional caviar and salmon Bellini, yum.

Lots of drink. Lots of food. Unsurprisingly, fell asleep before 12!

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Light and tasty during these “food heavy” festivities

Cook book, Fondu, Food, Food general, Kitchen, Salad

Last nights tea consisted of this tapas style salad. I have to admit, as the day drew on I though “salad? Why???” But damn it was delicious!

After days of copious food and alcohol this was just what I needed and it was utterly gorgeous. Featuring an additional oil and balsamic dip with ciabatta it made for a full meal, the buffalo mozzarella had to be the star!

Also, it takes but a few minutes to prepare….winner.

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